Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 18.0

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 18.0 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.

Test Setup

  • Make sure you are using the latest beta noted in the title of this post. You can check your app version by going to My Site > Profile (top right) > Help & Support > Version or by looking at the version number in the TestFlight app.
  • 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’s New?

POSTING/ EDITING
  • Posts: Ampersands are correctly decoded in publishing notices instead of showing as HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. entites. [#16972]
  • Block editor: Add a “featured” banner and ability to set or remove an image as featured. [#3449]
NUX
  • Updated the 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. text sizes to better support large texts on Choose a Domain and Choose a Design flows. [#16923]
COMMENTS
  • Comments and Notifications list are now displayed with a unified design. [#16985]
BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
  • Adjusted the image size of Theme Images for more optimal download speeds. [#16914]
  • Resolved an issue where authentication tokens weren’t be regenerated when disabled on the server. [#16920]
  • [internal] Updated GoogleSignIn to 6.0.1 through WordPressAuthenticator. Should be no visible changes, but could cause regression in Google sign in flow. [#16974]

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt. Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 18.0gutenberg-mobile 1.59.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • If you find a problem with any of the blocks in the block editor, please search the gutenberg-mobile issues and leave a new comment if it has already been reported or create a new issue if you cannot find a previous report.
  • If you find a problem with any part of the app other than blocks in the block editor, please search the WordPress-iOS issues and leave a comment it has already been reported or create a new issue if you cannot find a previous report.
  • If you’re not sure where to report or if something is a bug, please comment on this post.
  • Please always note the app version and device info you tested with!
  • 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/, a bot may 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/

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

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 17.9

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 17.9 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.

Test Setup

  • Make sure you are using the latest beta noted in the title of this post. You can check your app version by going to My Site > Profile (top right) > Help & Support > Version or by looking at the version number in the TestFlight app.
  • 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’s New?

BLOCK EDITOR
  • Enables Support for Global Style Colors with Full Site Editing Themes [#16823]
  • Block editor: New Block: Embed block. [#3727]
COMMENTS
  • Converted Comment model methods to Swift. Should be no functional changes, but could cause regressions. [multiple PRs]

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt. Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 17.9gutenberg-mobile 1.58.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • If you find a problem with any of the blocks in the block editor, please search the gutenberg-mobile issues and leave a new comment if it has already been reported or create a new issue if you cannot find a previous report.
  • If you find a problem with any part of the app other than blocks in the block editor, please search the WordPress-iOS issues and leave a comment it has already been reported or create a new issue if you cannot find a previous report.
  • If you’re not sure where to report or if something is a bug, please comment on this post.
  • Please always note the app version and device info you tested with!
  • 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/, a bot may 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/

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

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 9.5

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 9.4 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. 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.
  • PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 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, 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 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 Android 9.5

WordPress for Android version 9.5-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the 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. from the Google Play Store on your device (under “Become a beta tester”), and comment here or join the Google Plus beta community for more discussion with other testers. (Note: If you see a message that the beta testing program is full, you’ll need to wait for space to open up before you can join the beta. Thanks for your interest!)

What to Test:

SignUp/Site Creation

This has been fully revamped. If feeling in the mood to checking this out,  please check logging in, creating a new user / site, and all different paths you can think of.

Jetpack PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party directory browser / search

This is also a newly added feature, accessible through Site -> Plugins.

Related master issue here:

https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-Android/pull/7207

Jetpack speed up settings

There are two options with descriptions. One is to load images lazily and the second to server images from our servers. Both have been added to the “General” tab. Settings are only visible on Jetpack version >= 5.8

To test:

  • Log in with site connected to Jetpack with version >= 5.8
  • Go to site settings
  • Click on “Speed up your site”
  • See 2 new settings with description
    • Both are clickable and are saved when clicked

Original GH issue https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-Android/pull/7256

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? Did you try the additional flow testing? You can discuss it here, report it using the “Enter feedback about the app” form in the Google Play Store, or head straight to the Android Github repository and open a new issue.

Thank you for testing!

#android, #beta, #needs-testing, #wpandroid

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 9.4

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 9.4 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. 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, 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 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 9.3

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 9.3 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. 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 Share Extension

In this version we are shipping the new custom WordPress iOS Share Extension, you can test different types of sharing:

  • Sharing images.
  • Sharing a web page from Safari and from other browsers.
  • Sharing a URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org.
  • Sharing plain text.
  • Sharing from WordPress iOS.

2. Media Library

Uploading Media to the media library now shows a notification if you are outside the app when the upload completes. For successful uploads, the Write Post action that’s available on both the notification and in-app Notice will drop you into the editor with your media pre-filled into the post.

3. General Improvements

  • New pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party detail srceen.
  • Improved Jetpack connection flow.

4. 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, 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 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 9.1

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 9.1 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. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Management

  • Browse the plugins installed on your site.
  • Activate/deactivate plugins.
  • Enable/disable autoupdates for plugins.
  • Update plugins.
  • Remove plugins.
  • Link to the plugin home page.

2. General Improvements

  • Site Settings, Writing: You can configure the Date and Time format and the Start of Week on site settings.
  • Big fix, Editor, Links in Chinese: Links now work properly with Chinese text.

3. 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, 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 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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 8.9

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 8.9 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. 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

  • Reader: Comments on Jetpack sites are now available.
  • Improved performance on the new Aztec Editor.

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 Aztec Editor here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, 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 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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 8.6

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 8.6 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. 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

  • Media Library: Allow inserting links to documents from the Media Library.
  • Media Library: Ability to edit the Alt field in the app.

2. Aztec Native Editor

We continue to improve the new native editor, the most notable fixes on this release are:

  • Next Page (<!--nextpage-->) support.
  • Several iOS 11 fixes.

You can view the entire list here.

3. Several Bug Fixes & Improvements

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. 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, 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 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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 8.5

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 8.5 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. 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

  • Jetpack Sites: Manage you security settings in the app.

2. Aztec Native Editor

We continue to improve the new native editor, the most notable fixes on this release are:

  • New inline media picker.
  • Enabling spell check on the title field.

You can view the entire list here.

3. Several Bug Fixes & Improvements

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. 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, 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 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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing