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  • Rachel 4:03 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink |
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    Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 5.8 

    WordPress for Android version 5.8-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta from the Google Play Store on your device (under “Become a beta tester”), and join the Google Plus beta community for more discussion with other testers.

    New Features:

    1. Synchronized read notifications: Push notifications will now be synchronized across your devices, and automatically dismissed if you read the notification on another device. To test, make sure push notifications are enabled, trigger one or more notifications, and then read those notifications in a web browser or on another device. They should be dismissed as you read them elsewhere.
    2. Invite Followers/Viewers: You can now invite followers and viewers to your site in People Management (WordPress.com sites only). To test, make sure you can invite followers (on public sites) or viewers (on private sites), and that invitations to become a user on the site still work as expected.

    Additional Changes:

    • Improved offline messaging: A “no connection” message now appears if you aren’t connected to a network in these parts of the app:
      • Plans
      • Editor > Post Settings > Select categories
      • Editor > Post Settings > Add category
      • Me > My Profile
    • Reader tweaks: There are a number of small tweaks to the Reader’s design and behavior, including how the Follow button and Likes appear. Let us know if you have any confusion or trouble following blogs and liking posts!

    Bugs & Feedback

    Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while 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.

     
    • srstancil 7:56 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Just to make sure I’m understanding correctly…with the new synced notifications feature, you’re saying that the Android system notification should be dismissed when it’s read from another device, right? Or is it just that the notification internal to the WordPress app will be acknowledged across devices? (i.e. the ‘unread’ badge disappears from the bell icon on the upper right of the app)

      If it’s supposed to be the latter, then it’s working fine. But if it’s the former, then it’s not working for me using Android 6.0.1 on a Nexus 6P

      • Rachel 9:37 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s the former — the Android system notification should be dismissed when it’s read from another device. (The original enhancement description is in issue 1603 and the pull request is PR 4493, for reference.) I haven’t tested this yet so I’ll take a closer look at it tomorrow.

      • Rachel 11:48 am on August 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks for bringing this up. Due to issue 4503 the push notification syncing won’t work correctly on alpha/beta versions. That’s being worked on, but for now we’ll have to hold off on testing that feature.

        • srstancil 3:18 pm on August 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Ah, gotcha. Thanks.

        • srstancil 3:17 pm on August 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Testing invitations:

          1) On the actual invitation page, the styling on the Role selector is misleading…there’s nothing to indicate that it’s a dropdown, it looks like it’s hardcoded to the preset value. Issue 4510
          2) In one case I was able to invite an existing user (a Contributor, I think) as an Administrator, and it actually upgraded them instead of telling me that they were already a member…but I haven’t been able to reproduce it, so maybe I just imagined it. But I’m reporting it here just in case somebody else sees the same thing and we can try to narrow it down.

          I’ll test the offline messaging this afternoon and report my findings on that separately.

    • Rachel 2:06 pm on August 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I tested follower/viewer invites:

      • Follower showed up on public sites and Viewer showed up on private sites, as expected. I also confirmed they appear in the same order (Follower/Viewer at the top of the list of Roles) as they do in Calypso.
      • I confirmed that if I try to send a follower invite to someone who already follows the site, I get the expected error message: “[username]: Already following”
      • I confirmed that if I try to invite an existing member/viewer of the site as a follower/viewer, I get the expected error message: “There’s already a member with username [username]”
      • I confirmed that I can invite a non-viewer follower (i.e. someone who followed a site before it became private) to become a viewer on a private site.
      • I confirmed that follower/viewer invites are sent correctly to the invited users.

      I came across a couple confusing points about invite errors, but those are already tracked in issue 4358 and 4351.

      Tested on Nexus 9, Android 6.0.1, WPAndroid alpha-20.

    • Rachel 3:24 pm on August 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I tested the improved offline messaging and confirmed that when I’m offline I get appropriate offline error messages on the screen mentioned above: https://cloudup.com/c_HX0fsUvfI

      The only unclear message I saw was if I had an internet connection when I started creating a new category, and lost it before I finished. In that case, after I tried adding the category I got a generic “Adding category failed” error.

    • Victoria 4:30 am on August 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I tested follower/viewer invites:

      • Found an error where a user role from a user in Team would show up as the role of a viewer who does not have a user role, when toggling from Team > Followers > Viewers. Reported here in 4506.

      Tested on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Android 6.0.1, WPAndroid alpha-20.

    • Victoria 2:24 pm on August 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I tested improved offline messaging:

      • could not see any offline message when I was in Plans, Profile, or Edit categories when the phone was in airplane mode, although if I went back to the site dashboard I’d see the no connection warning at the bottom, but no indication in the above three areas: https://cloudup.com/c0fYKpJPbRF

      My Profile
      1) From site dashboard, put phone on airplane mode.
      2) After seeing the yellow no connection error at the bottom, I navigated to My Profile, where the yellow error bar disappeared. Edits to the profile don’t save, but there’s also no indication that I’m offline.

      Categories
      1) From site dashboard, put phone on airplane mode. Confirm yellow no connection message.
      2) Go to Posts > Posts Settings > Select Categories.
      3) Unable to add any more categories, but also unable to see any no connection message.

      Plans
      1) Start on Plans with internet connection.
      2) Disable internet connection.
      3) No indication that I’m now offline, I go back to the site dashboard, where I immediately see the yellow no connection bar at the bottom.

      Tested on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Android 6.0.1, WPAndroid alpha-20.

      • Rachel 1:37 pm on August 30, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The yellow “No connection” banner at the bottom of the screen doesn’t appear on all screens. (I believe it only appears on the 4 main tabs in the app.) On most screens, you’ll see a toast message indicating the connection error — such as when you try to save changes to your profile.

      • Rachel 1:43 pm on August 30, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        In any case, I’ve reopened issue 4410 to ask about this behavior and the other issue I reported above. Thanks for reporting it!

        • Victoria 2:45 am on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You’re welcome! I should have worded it better, I meant to say that there was no indication of no connection happening at all, no toast message or yellow bar, even when I was trying to save/make changes. The only way I knew I was offline was that nothing happened whenever I tried to save changes.

    • srstancil 7:28 pm on August 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Reader – overall the changes look good, but I came across a bug with the Discover list not refreshing correctly – 4513

      Offline messaging – I didn’t find any issues not already noted by others in this thread.

    • designsimply 10:09 pm on August 29, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I tested adding a viewer to a private site and confirmed that the viewer showed up as expected. (See visual record.)

    • Rachel 3:12 pm on August 30, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I tested the Reader: I mostly didn’t have any trouble, but I did see that post headers (above each post) on post lists were sometimes missing. Reported in 4517

  • Rachel 11:42 am on July 26, 2016 Permalink |
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    Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 5.7 

    WordPress for Android version 5.7-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta from the Google Play Store on your device (under “Become a beta tester”), and join the Google Plus beta community for more discussion with other testers.

    New Features:

    1. WordPress.com Plans: You can view details about your WordPress.com site’s plan and learn more about other plans in the app, under My Site (your site dashboard) > Plans.
    2. People — Followers/Viewers: Go to the My Site tab > People to manage your site’s followers and viewers.
      • Use the filter to switch between your site’s Team, Followers, Email Followers, and (on private sites) Viewers.
      • Tap on a follower/follower and use the trash icon to remove them from the site.

    Additional Changes:

    • Reader Tweaks for Tablet: Tweaks to the Reader’s design on tablets (full details on Github), such as:
      • Increased font size for post content
      • Increased margins between images, image captions, and post text
      • Images can be right/left aligned with text flowing around them

    Bugs & Feedback

    Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while 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.

     
  • Rachel 10:15 am on July 5, 2016 Permalink |
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    Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 5.6 

    WordPress for Android version 5.6-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta from the Google Play Store on your device (under “Become a beta tester”), and join the Google Plus beta community for more discussion with other testers.

    New Features:

    1. Related Posts: The Reader now displays related posts in a “Related Reading” section. You will find those related posts at the bottom of the full post view in the Reader.
    2. Customized Notification Sounds: Go to the Me tab > Notification Settings > Notification sound, and select a custom notification sound for the app.
    3. People Management: Go to the My Site tab (your site dashboard) > People.
      • View a list of users on your site and their roles.
      • Tap on a user to change their role on the site.
      • Tap the plus (+) icon in the top right to invite a new user.
    4. Publish from the Blog Posts list: You can now publish drafts directly from the Blog Posts list, without opening the editor. Tap the “Publish” link below a draft to publish it.

    Additional Changes:

    1. View Site & View Admin: Tapping “View Site” and “View Admin” in the site dashboard now opens those links in the device browser (instead of an in-app browser).
    2. Uploading posts: Posts are disabled (not tappable) while they upload. Instead, there is a translucent overlay and progress spinner over the post in the Blog Posts list during upload.
    3. Comments: Comments are automatically approved when you reply to them.

    Bugs & Feedback

    Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while 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.

     
  • Rachel 12:38 pm on May 5, 2016 Permalink |
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    Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 5.4 

    WordPress for Android version 5.4-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta in the Google Plus beta community to help test the app.

    New Features:

    1. Visual Editor: This new editor is a complete rewrite, and it now uses a Webview. This beta is really important for us to know if the visual editor works well on a wide range of devices — try out all the new features in your posts and let us know how it behaves.
    2. Gravatar: Go to the Me screen, tap on your profile picture, and update your Gravatar directly in the app.
    3. Smart Lock for Passwords: Pre-fills your username and password on the sign-in screen.
      • Log out and log in to the app again, and Smart Lock will prompt you to save your password. On subsequent logins, Smart Lock will pre-fill your details.
      • Not getting the smart lock prompt? Make sure Smart Lock for Passwords is enabled for the WordPress app.

    Visual Editor

    Gravatar

    Smart Lock for Passwords

     
  • Maxime 10:53 am on February 8, 2016 Permalink |
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    Hi there, 5.1-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. This is a maintenance release, we squashed minor bugs in Me, Reader, Comments and Site Settings screens – we also improved app accessibility. If you’re a TalkBack user, we’d love to hear from you.

    Join the Google Plus beta community, and help us to test the app!

     
  • Maxime 4:12 pm on January 13, 2016 Permalink |
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    WordPress Android 5.0-rc-1 released in the beta channel 

    Hi Makers. WordPress for Android version 5.0-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. If you want to help us test the beta and download the bleeding edge versions of WordPress for Android, you must join our Google Plus community first: https://plus.google.com/communities/108813167297661427043

    WordPress for Android is open source, you can also build it, test it and hack it – see our project page on GitHub for more informations: https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-Android

     
  • Maxime 6:16 pm on December 14, 2015 Permalink |
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    WordPress Android 4.9-rc-1 released in the beta channel 

    Hi Testers, WordPress for Android version 4.9-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store.

    This version brings a finger print scanning option on the PIN lock for compatible devices with Android 6.0. We’ve made some changes in the Media Library, better handling of multiple uploads and a redesigned detail screen. We fixed a few bugs, particularly an issue with the AUthor role, another with trashing posts that was permanently deleting them.

    We’re planning to release final 4.9 version on January 11th.

    Join the Google Plus beta community, and help us to test the app!
    https://plus.google.com/communities/108813167297661427043

     
  • Maxime 2:44 pm on November 17, 2015 Permalink |
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    WordPress Android 4.8-rc-1 released in the beta channel 

    Hi there!

    4.8-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store.

    We worked on a new theme picker for your WordPress.com sites. You can browse, search, preview and customize your theme from the app. We also added support for full backups. If you’re using the app on a Android 6.+ device, you won’t have to login again. All your data are backep up and automatically restored on install, that means if you uninstall the app or buy a new device, your data (credentials, local drafts, preferences) will be restored when you install WordPress.

    We also fixed a few bugs: a Geolocation issue when updating a published post, loading private images in comments now works, published notifications are now dismissed on tap or on share.

    You must join our beta community on Google Plus to get the beta updates: https://plus.google.com/communities/108813167297661427043

     
  • Maxime 11:55 am on October 23, 2015 Permalink |
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    WordPress Android 4.7-rc-1 released! 

    What’s new:

    • Stats widget now available for your home screen
    • Filter bar added to Notifications tab for your browsing pleasure
    • Various bug fixes and improvements such as improved offline support in the Reader

    Want the latest features (and latest bugs), Join the Google Plus beta community

     
  • Maxime 11:50 am on September 23, 2015 Permalink |
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    Hi makers A new beta release has been… 

    Hi makers!

    A new beta release has been published to the Google Play Store beta channel: version 4.6-rc-1. What’s new?

    A notification will now appear when a Post has been published, let you quickly share the link. We also reintroduced link shortening when sharing from the post preview (and from the notification).

    We changed a few things in the app to optimize how it starts and how it keeps stuff in memory. Starting from 4.6-rc-1, switching between main tabs and starting the app should be noticeably faster. We also changed the app icon to a circle icon (material design compliant).

    Let us know if you have any comment about the new features, or if you encountered any new bugs. We’re planning to release final 4.6 version on October 16th.

    Join the Google Plus beta community, and help us to test the app!

     
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