Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.4


WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.4 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Release Notes

BLOCKBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. EDITOR
  • New Block: File [#2835]
  • Fix Gallery block uploads when the editor is closed. [#15457]
POSTS LIST
  • Adds duplicate post functionality [#15460]
READER
  • Added ‘P2s’ stream. [#15442]
  • Removes gray tint from site icons that contain transparency (located in Reader > Settings > Followed sites). [#15474]
  • [internal] Removed unused Reader files. Should be no functional changes. [#15414]
COMMENTS
  • For DotCom and Jetpack sites, you can now subscribe to comments by tapping the “Follow conversation” button in the Comments view. [#15424]
BUG FIXES AND ADJUSTMENTS
  • Prologue: updates site address button to say “Enter your existing site address” to reduce confusion with site creation actions. [#15481]
  • Add a new P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. default site icon to replace the generic default site icon. [#15430]
  • Added shadow to thumbnail cells on Site Creation and Page Creation design pickers to add better contrast [#15418]
  • Adjusted the search box background color in dark mode on Choose a domain screen to be full width. [#15419]

Test Setup

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

What Testing is Most Needed

  1. Reader, Comment Following and Duplicate Posts.
  2. Dogfooding – After reading the list of changes (especially the Block Editor, Site Creation and Reader notes), create content and use our features! Discover new blogs in the Reader and follow/unfollow topics you are interested in. Share everything you think is worth sharing. Opinions, ideas, frustrations, likes….leave it all in the comments! Please read over all the release notes above and find ways to naturally flow through these changes in the app.

You can also check out all of the updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.4gutenberg-mobile 1.43

Where to Report

Please report bugs in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ at WordPress-iOS or gutenberg-mobile (for block editor issues) if you are comfortable doing so or add a comment to this post if you have any questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team.
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#16-4, #ios, #wordpress-mobile, #wpios

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.3

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.3 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Release Notes

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor
    • Adding support for selecting different unit of value in Cover and Columns blocks [#26161]
    • Button block – Add link picker to the block settings [#26206]
    • Fix theme colors syncing with the editor [#26821]
  • Site Creation
    • Adds an option to pick a home page design when creating a WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ site. [multiple PRs]
  • Removed newReaderNavigation feature flag
    • There should be no functional changes, so just smoke test the Reader and all the filters to ensure they behave as expected.
      Note: there is an existing issue with unsaving posts from the Saved filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output.. [#15382]
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where `tel:` and `mailto:` links weren’t launching actions in the webview found in Reader > post > more > Visit. [#15310]
    • Reader bug fix: tapping a telephone, sms or email link in a detail post in Reader will now respond with the correct action. [#15307]
    • My Site > Settings > Start Over. Correcting a translation error in the detailed instructions on the Start Over view. [#15358]

Test Setup

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

What Testing is Most Needed

  1. Site Creation 🙏 please see Release Notes and many linked PRs above.
  2. Reader – smoke testing, general use and navigation.
  3. Dogfooding – After reading the list of changes (especially the Block Editor, Site Creation and Reader notes), create content and use our features! Discover new blogs in the Reader and follow/unfollow topics you are interested in. Share everything you think is worth sharing. Opinions, ideas, frustrations, likes….leave it all in the comments!

You can also check out all of the updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.3gutenberg-mobile 1.42

Where to Report

Please report bugs in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ at WordPress-iOS or gutenberg-mobile (for block editor issues) if you are comfortable doing so or add a comment to this post if you have any questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team.
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

/hat tip @meaghanthompson for providing the Release Notes and Most Needed Testing sections.

Thanks for testing! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.2

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.2 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Release Notes

  • Jetpack Settings Section – Added quick and easy access for all the Jetpack features (Stats, Activity Log, Jetpack and Settings) [#15287]
  • Support contact email: fixed issue that prevented non-alpha characters from being entered. [#15210]
  • Support contact information prompt: fixed issue that could cause the app to crash when entering email address. [#15210]
  • Fixed an issue where comments viewed in the Reader would always be italicized. (#15259)

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.2gutenberg-mobile 1.41

Test Setup:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

What to Test

  • General use of the app – Create/ Edit and Delete content, use the Reader, Discover new blogs and like/comment on posts!
  • Jetpack Settings section on a site with Jetpack installed

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team.
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#16-2, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile, #wordpress-for-ios, #wordpress-mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.9


WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.9 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile channel on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor:
    • On Jetpack connected sites, Unsupported Block Editor can be enabled via enabling Jetpack SSO setting directly from within the missing block alert. #14880
    • Add support for selecting user’s post when configuring the link #2484
    • Increase tap-target of primary action on unsupported blocks. #2608
  • Fixed an issue that caused page editor to become an invisible overlay. #15012 and #14674
  • Fixed issue that caused duplicate views to be displayed when requesting a login link. #14975
  • Reader: Fixed an issue that resulted in no action when tapping a link with an anchor. #15027

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. There is a new flow for adding a link! Try it out!
  2. Open GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ mobile editor and add an unsupported block. Try to click on unsupported block surface and the options sheet should be presented.
  3. Move the app to the background with the editor open. Bring it back to the foreground and verify everything looks as it should.
  4. On the password login, tap the login link button. After you see “Check your email”, go back. Verify you can tap the button again.
  5. On the password login, repeatedly tap the login link button and verify “Check your email” is only displayed once.
  6. Open a post that has anchors to other areas in the same post, example: https://emilylaguna.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/anchor-2/ and scroll to the anchor. Tap on it and you should be brought to the location in the post for that anchor.
  7. Open a post with a link to a post with an anchor in the reader, example URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.orghttps://emilylaguna.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/anchor-1/ and tap on the link. If it’s a WP.com post you should be directed to the post in the app, and sent to the anchor once the post loads

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 15.9gutenberg-mobile 1.38.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team.
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#15-9, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.8

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.8 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile channel on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • Support for full-width and wide alignment for the Group, Cover, and Image blocks (with support for more blocks to come).
  • Love rounded corners on your images? We’ve also added support for the Rounded style in the Image blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience..
  • Some people may have experienced a misbehaving toolbar when adding a new block, but we’ve fixed this issue.
  • We also noticed that in Image Preview, images were not positioned correctly after changing device orientation, but this has been addressed, too.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. Full width / wide alignment options. For the first iteration, it will support only some blocks: GroupCover, and Image block. Check all alignment options for the supported blocks.. View changes on Reader.
  2. Edit an image and choose ‘Rounded’. Undo/ Redo. View on Reader. Try with different file types and image sizes.
  3. With the cursor in an empty block, tap the return key until the screen fills up and block is at the bottom of the screen. Toolbar should not have a gap between it and keyboard, should look the same as when you hit enter in an article with a single or few paragraph blocks.
  4. Preview an image in Reader or in the Media feature in different orientations and verify it remains in the same location.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 15.8gutenberg-mobile 1.38.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team.
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#15-8, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.7

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.7 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile channel on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • Your Reader experience can now be tailored just for you — with a new Discover feed reflecting your chosen interests. 
  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. settings in the Block Editor now immediately reflect any changes made in the menu sliders.
  • Improved signup and login experience — both with directing the user on the steps and connecting a self-hosted site. 
  • There is also a brand new way to login with the iCloud Keychain feature — a password manager that remembers your WP.com accounts and passwords. 
  • Don’t miss anything! You can now follow conversations on P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. sites. 
  • We have also reduced memory usage when marking up an image, so media editing won’t cause a crash.   

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

Note: some types of login require that you have a free WordPress.com account.
  1. 14742 Follow the login flow, try every option you can think of to break the flow and make note if anything in the flow is unclear. The login buttons are now Continue with WordPress.com and Enter your site address, each leading to the new flow. Select Continue with WordPress.com and verify the Get Started view is displayed. Select Enter your site address and verify the Site Address view is displayed.
  2. #14845#14831#14825#14817, Test social login for connected and unconnected accounts, a password manager (like 1Password), social login, magic link. Enter an email that is not connected to a WP account and ensure you are prompted to create an account.
  3. #14770 Login using iCloud keychain credentials for an account that does not have 2FA enabled.
  4. #14842 Tap Reader, then Discover. You should see posts related to the tags you follow. Remove all tags you follow and Tap Reader, Select Discover, Select Interests. You should see posts related to the topics you selected (along with suggested topics).
  5. #14759 Ensure stats are updating as expected, especially when switching between sites.
  6. #2286 Create a new post, add blocks with sliders in the settings (spacer, button, etc), verify that changes to slider settings for blocks are immediately reflected and saved when you leave and return to the settings.
  7. #14806 Open the comments on any P2 post in Reader and tap “Follow conversation” or “Following conversation”. Use multiple accounts to verify that following and unfollowing work as expected.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 15.6 and gutenberg-mobile 1.35.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team.
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#15-7, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.6

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.6 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor: Fixed empty text fields on right-to-left layout. Now they are selectable and placeholders are visible.
  • Block Editor: Add settings to allow changing column widths
  • Block Editor: Media editing support in Gallery block.
  • UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. Changes for login:
    • when logging in with a Site Address.
    • when logging in/signing up with Apple.
    • when logging in/signing up with Google.
  • Simplified Google authentication. If signup is attempted with an existing WordPress account, automatically redirects to login. If login is attempted without a matching WordPress account, automatically redirects to signup.
  • Block Editor: Improved logic for creating undo levels.
  • Social account login: Fixed an issue that could have inadvertently linked two social accounts.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 2544 Switch the app to any RTL language. Open a new empty post, verify the title and inserter placeholders are visible, verify you can select fields and type into them, verify that longer text makes the text area increase in high as expected.
  2. 14449 Create a new post or page, add a columns block, tap the gear icon, select a layout, publish the post, and view it on the web and Reader to make sure the column widths appear as expected.
  3. 2496 Create a new post or page, add a gallery block, tap the media edit icon at the top right of each image to edit it, publish the post, view the post on the web and Reader to verify the correct versions of the images are showing.
  4. 14728 Test the following login/signup scenarios and verify the UI Changes match the screenshots shown in PR 14728:
    • Log in with a Site Address.
    • Sign in with Apple. Sign up with Apple.
    • when logging in/signing up with Google.
  5. 14670 Simplified Google authentication. Confirm that if signup is attempted with an existing WordPress account, it automatically redirects to login and if login is attempted without a matching WordPress account, it automatically redirects to signup.
  6. 24116 Open an existing post with several blocks, remove some blocks, verify tapping undo brings them back. Add some text and text formatting (bold, italic, links, etc.), tap undo until the text disappears, tap redo to bring back the text.
  7. 14687 Prep: setup an account that has no WP password and that has two-factor authentication is enabled. Log out, tap “Continue with Google” from login or signup, select the 2FA-enabled account, tap “Text me a code instead” then go back, tap “Continue with Google” again, select the same account, verify you see an “unable to connect” error and that the options in it work properly.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 15.6 and gutenberg-mobile 1.35.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team.
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.5

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.5 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor: New feature for WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ and Jetpack sites: auto-complete username mentions. An auto-complete popup will show up when the user types the @ character in the block editor.
  • Reader: revamped UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. for your site headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes..
  • Block Editor: Media editing support in Cover block.
  • Block Editor: Fixed a bug on the Heading block, where a heading with a link and string formatting showed a white shadow in dark mode.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 13942 Test with WordPress.com Simple, WordPress.com Business, and Jetpack sites. Create a new post or page, type @ to select any user from the site, verify the mentioned user is notified. Repeat the test using the @ option in the editor toolbar. Try typing an @ symbol as a word by itself or at the start of the word with using mentions.
  2. 14536 Go to Reader and tap on a site title to open a site stream. Verify the design matches what you see at 14536 and that you can see a very long tagline displayed on a site that has one. Test in light and dark mode. Test in portrait and landscape orientation. Test from an iPad too.
  3. 23280 Create a new post or page, add a cover block, add an image, verify you can tap the image to preview, replace the image, and tap the media editing icon at top to make edits to the image and then verify the edits are visible after publishing.
  4. 2511 Go to My Site > Account (top right) > App Settings and set Appearance to Dark. Create a new post or page, add a heading block, add some text including a link, make the text bold, verify there is not a white text shadow on the bold text (screenshot).

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 15.5 and gutenberg-mobile 1.34, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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#15-5, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.4

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.4 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor: Media editing support in Media & Text block.
  • Block Editor: New block: Social Icons.
  • Fixes issue where the new page editor wouldn’t always show when selected from the “My Site” page on iOS versions 12.4 and below.
  • Block Editor: Cover block placeholder is updated to allow users to start the block with a background color.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 2426 Create a new post or page, add a Media & Text block, add an image and some text, tap the image to reveal the image edit icon, tap the image again to see a fullscreen preview, exit preview, tap the image edit icon, edit the image in various ways, make sure the preview updates correctly. Add another Media & Text block with content and tap the cog to edit the block settings and turn on the “Crop image to fill entire column” option. Publish the post and verify the blocks show up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web (also see testing steps on the issue).
  2. 2361 Create a new post or page, add a Social Icons block, try to break it, publish and verify the block shows up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web. Test in light and dark mode (also see additional testing steps).
  3. 14484 Using iOS 12.4 or below, verify tapping the FAB (floating action button) on the My Site page opens a page editor. Verify the “Site Page” option is not available when logged in as Author or Contributor roles (ref).
  4. 2488 Create a new post or page, add a Cover block, add a background image and some text, publish the post and verify the block shows up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 15.4 and gutenberg-mobile 1.33, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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#15-4, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.3

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.3 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • All blocks now have copy, cut, paste, and duplicate options.
  • Ghost Effect! It’s a nice visual touch we added to the editor that displays shaded areas to let you know when and where content is loading.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  • Copy, cut, paste, and duplicate blocks (#14437, GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ #2311):
    • Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Copy. Add a new paragraph. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Paste and confirm your copied block is pasted.
    • Cut: Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Cut. Confirm the block disappears. Add a Group block. Tap on the + button to bring up the inserter. Confirm Copied block is the first item in the menu. Tap on Copied block. Confirm your copied block is pasted into the Group block.
    • Duplicate: Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Duplicate. Confirm your block is duplicated.
  • Ghost Effect (#14310): Open a post or page with the block editor. Confirm that while the editor is loading, you see Ghost Views (shaded areas) over the title, body, and toolbar. Check light and dark mode, portrait and landscape.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 15.3 and gutenberg-mobile 1.32, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue.
  • For known issues, please leave a comment on the issue saying you were able to replicate the problem and include device name, iOS version, app version, and type of site you used for testing.
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • If you would like to send Activity Logs to help with debugging (this can be very useful!), you should first trigger the bug and then go to Profile > Help & Support > Activity Logs > Current and use the share icon at top right to copy the logs. Next, go to Help & Support > Contact Us, add a short note mentioning the bug report link, and paste the logs below the note. Please be aware Activity Logs may contain tokens which should not be shared publicly, and that’s why logs should be sent through the Contact Us form.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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#15-3, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile