Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.1

WordPress for iOS version 13.1 beta 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, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.

To test:

  1. (12234) Go to Profile > Account Settings, tap username, change the username. Note: if the user is an A8C user you shouldn’t be able allowed to change it.
  2. (12275) Go to Stats > Days/Weeks/Months/Years and verify there is a File Downloads and it has data if downloads have happened on the site you are working with. Disable your network and verify File Downloads still has data.
  3. (12273) Open an existing draft and ensure the ... menu doesn’t show a Stats item and does show a Publish Now item. Make sure Publish Now and all of the other items work as expected.
  4. Block Editor: create and publish post using all of the available blocks (Paragraph, Heading, Image, Video, Lists, Separator, Page Break, Quote, More) and check that each one works as expected.

You can find all other changes/fixes for this release in the related PRs targeting 13.1.

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 issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-1, #call-for-tesitng, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.0

WordPress for iOS version 13.0 beta 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, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see Where to Report below.

Noteworthy: this release contains an update to how the block editor is auto-enabled in the app—it has moved from an app-wide setting in your profile to a per-site setting in site settings.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Completely uninstall and re-install the app so that you have a fresh install of the app.

To test:

  1. Go to My Sites > Settings and observe the “Use block editor” setting is disabled. Open any post containing blocks. Go to My Sites > Settings and observe the “Use block editor” setting is now enabled. (12066)
  2. Go to My Sites > Settings and disable the “Use block editor” setting. Close and re-open the app. Switch sites. Switch back. Check to make sure the classic editor opens for the site where “Use block editor” was disabled when creating a new post or editing a post created with the classic editor. (12066)
  3. Try to break the “Use block editor” setting. Does it do anything you did not expect? (12066)
  4. Start a new post in the block editor. Open an existing post or draft that has content already, tap on the title, tap the + icon at bottom left, check that an “Add Block Here” indicator is shown. (1219)
  5. Open a post, select the post title, add any “non-text” block (imagevideomoreseparator, or page break), and make sure the cursor is no longer active in the post title. (1231)
  6. Start with a site with the timezone set a day ahead of your local timezone. Go to My Sites > Stats > Days/Weeks/Months/Years and check that a “Site timezone” label appears showing the offset from UTC.(12159)
  7. Go to My Sites > Stats > Days/Weeks/Months/Years and verify changing the date via the bar or the chart works as expected and matches the same view from Calypso (especially the Days view). (12159)
  8. Go to My Sites > Stats > Insights and verify Today shows today’s stats. Go to Year > View more and verify the date bar behaves as expected. Verify the Latest Post Summary chart is correct. (12159)
  9. Go to My Sites > Stats > Latest Post Summary and click a post to open post stats and verify the date and chart behaves correctly and that the chart data is correct. (12159)
  10. Go to My Sites > Settings and change the site timezone. Go to My Sites > Stats and verify the date bar is updated accordingly. (12159)

You can more details about updates to version 13.0 in the related PRs targeting 13.0.

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 issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-0, #call-for-tesitng, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 12.9

WordPress for iOS version 12.9 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program (open the link on your iPhone or iPad) to join as a beta tester.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing, you can let us know in the comments, or ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see Where to Report below.

What to Test

  1. Be offline, go to Blog Posts > Published or Drafts, tap the “Create Post” button, you should see a save draft option when exiting and the post should then be created as a draft and queued for upload. (12023)
  2. Block editor: add a video block to a post and try to break it. (1150)
  3. Block editor: open any post with the block editor, tap on the empty editor area, a new paragraph block should be added. (1200)
  4. Block editor: open a post with at least one block in the content area, tap the Title, add any block, make sure the new block is added at the top of the post. (1201)
  5. Block editor: open a post with at least one block in the content area, make sure no block is selected, add any block, check that a new block should be added to the bottom of the post. (1201)
  6. Block editor: open a post with at least one block in the content area, make sure an existing block is selected, add any block, see that a new block is added below the previously selected block. (1201)
  7. Block editor: on the web, create a group block as described at 1206 or use the sample content noted in 1209 then open the post in the app and make sure no content is lost.
  8. Go to Blog Posts and observe there is a new compact layout option. Try to find any problems you can with the Blog Posts screen. (12087)
  9. Go to Blog Posts and check that the post list matches the mockups in 11646. (12087)
  10. Go to My Sites > Switch Site > “+” (at top right) > “Create WordPress.com site”, follow the prompts until you see a site preview, make sure you can scroll all the way down to the bottom of the site and the “Done” button doesn’t block the site view. (12052)
  11. Go to My Sites > Switch Site > “+” (at top right) > “Create WordPress.com site”, accept help when offered assistance, in “Customize Your Site” tap “Upload a site icon” and make sure it behaves well. Try it multiple times in a row. (12051)
  12. Using a very poor network connection, go to Blog Posts > Published, open a post, update it, tap “Preview”, you should see “Generating Preview” in the nav bar. Make sure you can exit the editor and perform other actions. After exiting, the nav bar in the editor should go back to its previous state and no longer say “Generating Preview”. (12031)

You can more details about updates to version 12.9 in the related PRs targeting 12.9 and 1.9.

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 issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#12-9, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 12.7

WordPress for iOS version 12.7 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program (open the link on your iPhone or iPad) to join as a beta tester.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing, you can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see Where to Report below.

What to Test

  1. Go to Me > App Settings > Use Block Editor to enable Gutenberg Mobile for testing on new posts. Posts created using Gutenberg on the web should open in Gutenberg on the app regardless of what is selected in App Settings.
  2. Block Editor: create and publish post using all of the available blocks (Paragraph, Heading, Image, Lists, Separator, Page Break, Video, Quote, More) and check that each one works as expected.
  3. Block Editor: add a video block and try to break it. (687)
  4. Block Editor: add a quote block and try to break it. (207)
  5. Block Editor: add a more block and try to break it. (859)
  6. Block Editor: copy text with attributes (bold, italic, etc.) from another app (e.g. Notes), paste it into a text block (paragraph/list/quote), attributes should not be lost. (1097)
  7. Block Editor: check that the default body text in text blocks (paragraphs/lists/quotes) are now using the updated color scheme: gray-900 for text and blue-500 for links. (1086)
  8. Block Editor: add a list block, try to use the indent and outdent buttons and see if they work correctly, try to delete list items and see if it works correctly. (991)
  9. Block Editor: try the testings steps at gutenberg-mobile/issues/874.
  10. Post Settings: go offline, go to Posts, open a post, go to Post Settings, try to set a featured image, and verify the app lets you do that even when offline. (11895)

Find all other changes/fixes in the related PRs targeting 12.7 and 1.7.

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 issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#12-7, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 12.6

WordPress for iOS version 12.6 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program (open the link on your iPhone or iPad) to join as a beta tester.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing, you can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see Where to Report below.

Please pay extra attention to testing Stats Refresh for this release! 🙏

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Me > App Settings > Use Block Editor to enable Gutenberg Mobile for testing on new posts. Posts created using Gutenberg on the web should open in Gutenberg on the app regardless of what is selected in App Settings.

To test:

  1. Block Editor: create and publish post using all of the available blocks (Paragraph, Heading, Image, Lists, Separator, Page Break) and check that each one works as expected.
  2. Stats Refresh: test using a non-English device language (including RTL).
  3. Stats Refresh: test Stats on a brand new site.
  4. Stats Refresh: test Stats on a site with a lot of traffic.
  5. Stats Refresh: make sure cells animate as expected when expanding/collapsing them.
  6. Stats Refresh: when a different time period is selected, ensure all modules are updated as expected. This includes switching between Days, Weeks, Months, Years but also choosing a specific day/week/month/year in the graph.
  7. Stats Refresh: check that the data returned in stats graphs match the data returned in other modules.
  8. Stats Refresh: check that all types of data are returned for each module (e.g. all post types are returned for Posts & Pages).
  9. Stats Refresh: check that the “View All” option appears when/where expected and leads to the expected screen. Be sure to test with the current time period (e.g. current day) and past time periods (e.g. previous day).
  10. Stats Refresh: tap on a post or page to go to the post/page stats detail.
  11. Stats Refresh: tap on a referrer or click and verify the links open properly.
  12. Stats Refresh: change the dates displayed using the date bar at the top of Days/Weeks/Months/Years and on individual posts.
  13. Stats Refresh: check the Views per day for Insights > Latest Post Summary then tap View more to go to individual posts stats.
  14. Block Editor: on the web add a block with invalid content—or this sample content—then open the post in the app and verify blocks with invalid content says “Problem displaying block”. (1021)
  15. Block Editor: create and publish a new post with a link set to “Open in New Tab” in the block editor. Close and re-open the link settings and verify the setting is still correct. (1030)
  16. Share 4 or more images to the share extension and publish. (11780)
  17. Share a TextBundle that includes 4+ images (from Bear, likely). (11780)
  18. Go to Site Settings > Site Title and change the Web Address to something custom (other than the domain) and delete the Site Title. Go to Account Settings > Primary Site and verify it is not empty and the domain is displayed (instead of the Web Address). (11803)
  19. Go to Me > App Settings > About WordPress for iOS and verify Acknowledgements is present. Does anything look amiss? (11776)
  20. Turn on airplane mode, go to comments, reply to a comment, verify you see a snack bar message saying “There has been an unexpected error while sending your reply.” (11817)

Find all other changes/fixes in the related PRs targeting 12.6 and 1.6.

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, especially anything stats-related!, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#12-6, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 12.5

WordPress for iOS version 12.5 beta is available for testing on TestFlight.

Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program (open the link on your iPhone or iPad) to join as a beta tester.

Release Notes

  • Fixed Notices sometimes showing behind the keyboard.
  • Implemented auto saving a post on preview.
  • The app now launches a bit more quickly.
  • Fixed a crash for Reader comments with multiple gifs.

What to Test

  1. Notices. (11632)
    1. Go to Blog Posts, tap Search to trigger keyboard, go offline, pull to refresh. You should see an offline notice appear.
  2. Autosave before Preview on published posts. (11638)
    1. On a WordPress.com blog, make a change to a previously published post and ensure you can see the change in a preview.
  3. Reader comments with multiple gifs. (11698)
    1. Find some posts with lots of comments and like them. (1, 2)
      In the app, go to Reader > My Likes.
      Tap to view comments for one of the liked posts.
      Quickly scroll the list.
      Repeat until you crash the app.
  4. Gutenberg Mobile (1.5)
    1. Go to Me > App Settings > Use Block Editor to enable Gutenberg Mobile for testing on new posts. Posts created using Gutenberg on the web should open in Gutenberg on the app regardless of what is selected in App Settings.
    2. Create and publish post using all of the available blocks (Paragraph, Heading, Image, Lists, Separator, Page Break) and check that each one works as expected.
    3. Add an image with a centered caption that contains rich text such as bold, italic, link, and strikethrough. (941)

Find all other changes/fixes in the related PRs targeting 12.5 and 1.5.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue or the Gutenberg Mobile repository to open a new issue for the block editor.

Thanks for testing!

#12-5, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 12.4

WordPress for iOS version 12.4 beta is available for testing on TestFlight.

Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program (open the link on your iPhone or iPad) to join as a beta tester.

Release Notes

  • You can now mark notifications as unread with just a swipe.
  • Fixed a crash when searching the Free Photo Library.
  • Fixes issues some folks were having logging into a self-hosted site.
  • Account Settings Primary Site now shows the site URL if the site has no name.
  • Improves how quotes look in reader.
  • Made small improvements to accessibility across the app.

What to Test

  1. Notifications (PR #11573):
    1. Go to Notifications and find a read notification. Swipe left-to-right and confirm it is marked as unread.
    2. Swipe left-to-right on an unread notification and confirm it is marked as read.
    3. Open the same WordPress.com account in a browser and check the read state is reflected on the notification there. Note that you may need to reload the page to see your changes on the app take effect.
  2. Free Photo Library (PR #11550):
    1. On a site hosted on WordPress.com or using the Jetpack plugin, access the Free Photo Library. (To access it, go to My Sites > Media > + > Free Photo Library, or disable the block editor in App Settings > Start a new post > Add media > tap 3-dot menu > Free Photo Library.) Perform searches that have no results. Verify it doesn’t crash.
  3. Self-hosted Site Login:
    1. Start login using a site address, or if already logged in go to My Sites > Switch Site > + > Add self-hosted site. Enter an invalid URL (e.g. example with no domain ending) or a URL for a non-WordPress site and tap Next. Confirm an error message appears under the site address field. (PR #11563)
    2. Enter a valid self-hosted site URL (with or without a prefix) and confirm you can log in as expected. (PR #11639)
  4. Account Settings Primary Site (PR #11577):
    1. Log in to WordPress.com in the app and confirm you have at least one site hosted at WordPress.com. If you have multiple sites, go to Account Settings > Primary Site to identify your primary site.
    2. Go to My Site (selecting your primary site) > Settings > Site Title and remove the site title. Go to Account Settings > Primary Site. Verify the URL is displayed.
    3. Go to My Site (selecting your primary site) > Settings > Site Title and give the primary site a title. Go to Account Settings > Primary Site. Verify the Title is displayed.
  5. Reader Quotes (PR #11401):
    1. Find a post or comment in the Reader that includes a block quote. (You can create a post/comment with a quote if needed.) Confirm that the quote appears with a left border (line).
  6. Accessibility (PR #11578):
    1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver and toggle the setting on.
    2. If you already have a site with Quick Start (the “Next Steps” section at the top of My Sites), go to that site, double tap on “Customize Your Site”, and skip to step 6.
    3. If you don’t have a site with Quick Start, go to My Sites > Switch Site > + > Create WordPress.com site.
    4. Follow the site creation prompts until you reach “Want a little help getting started?”
    5. Double tap the “Yes, Help Me” button.
    6. Try interacting with any of the cells on the “Customize Your Site” screen. Confirm that VoiceOver reads the text/accessibility hints as expected as you go through the tour.
  7. Find all other changes/fixes in the related PRs targeting 12.4.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

#12-4, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 12.3

WordPress for iOS version 12.3 beta is available for testing on TestFlight.

Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program (open the link on your iPhone or iPad) to join as a beta tester.

Release Notes

  • Love apps like iA Writer, 1Writer, Bear, and Ulysses? Move from app to WordPress draft fast — the app now imports images from TextBundle and TextPack files and supports importing Markdown files, too.
  • Notifications for internet connectivity problems no longer eat up your entire device screen. Now there’s a small popup instead, so you can keep using offline abilities (like deleting posts, which now happens more reliably if you’re offline). 
  • Some text in Activity Log would sometimes show up in a wrong language. Not useful! And now fixed.
  • Also not useful: crashes. Crashes that sometimes occurred during site creation or when loading stats are resolved.
  • Jetpack Remote Install is supported, so you can install and activate Jetpack on a self-hosted site right from the app.
  • Stats are more accessible — if you use voiceover in the app, it’ll read your stats to you.
  • Sharing extension build settings had to be rebuilt for the Xcode 10.2 transition so we should test sharing from the app out to other places.

What to Test

These are some more granular testing steps based on the pull requests that correspond with the release notes. Please pick any that you are interested in!

  1. Update writing apps such as Bear or Ulysses to export using TextBundle or Text Pack.
  2. Share content with images from the writing app to the WordPress app. (11500)
  3. Share markdown content from the writing app to the WordPress app. (11500)
  4. Be offline and delete a post from the post list. Small offline notice should appear. (11481)
  5. Be offline and go to Sharing. Small offline notice should appear.(11452)
  6. Be offline and go to Sharing > Manage then leave. No alert should be shown if no changes were made. (11312)
  7. Be offline and go to Themes. Make sure labels are not being displayed if the “no results view” is presented. (11464)
  8. Be offline and go to “View Site.” See snack bar if OS 11.0+. (11441)
  9. Change device language to non-English, go to Activity Log, verify text is localized. (11479)
  10. Go to My Sites > + and complete the site creation steps to try to trigger a crash.
  11. Browse through stats to try to trigger a crash.
  12. Add a self-hosted site with no Jetpack installed, go to Stats, tap “Install Jetpack” and complete the steps. (11501)
  13. Turn on VoiceOver, go to Stats, chart bars date and value should be read out. (11478)
  14. Go to Stats for individual posts—tap the post title to open a webview. (11499) ← removing this because it’s behind a feature flag and should not have been added yet, sorry about that!

Find all other changes/fixes in the related PRs targeting 12.3.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

#12-3, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 9.5

WordPress for iOS version 9.4 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • A new Sign Up and Site Creation flow.
  • A new share extension that adds support to save drafts and handles tags.
  • Plugin management taken to the next level: you can now browse, search and install plugins, accessible via Site->Plugins (only available for Jetpack sites).

2. Several Bug Fixes

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

#beta, #ios, #needs-testing

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 9.4

WordPress for iOS version 9.4 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. General Improvements

  • Share Extension: Notifications for completed and failed actions.
  • New Jetpack Setting: Speed up your site.
  • Improved Jetpack connection flow from Notifications screen.

2. Several Bug Fixes

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here, and specifically for the new Editor here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

#beta, #ios, #needs-testing