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  • 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


    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!

  • 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!

  • Aaron Douglas 4:48 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink |
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    WordPress Android 4.5-rc-1 released 

    4.5-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. What’s new in this version:

    • You can finely tune your notifications using the new Notification Settings (go to the Me tab, and tap “Notification Settings”)
    • We added a Snack Bar in the Post Preview screen to help you Publish or Discard local modifications made to your post.
    • There is a new “Latest Post Summary” module in the Stats Insights page.
    • Support for stacked notificaitons on Android Wear.

    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 4.5 version on September 22nd.

    Join the WordPress Android beta group here

  • Aaron Douglas 12:26 pm on April 3, 2014 Permalink
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    Weekly dev chat summary for March 31, 2014 

    IRC Chat Logs


    • WordPress for iOS update
    • WordPress for Android update
    • Google Summer of Code 2014
    • Anything else

    WordPress for Android

    2.7 is nearing completion and we’ll probably have a 2.7.1 next week to follow up the release. 2.8 is in the planning stage but we have no major features pinned for that release. @mrroundhill will be passing the baton for Android updates to either @mbiais or @sendhil starting next week.

    WordPress for iOS

    4.0.1 was submitted to the App Store for review today. It should be in the store by Friday. 4.1 is next on the radar and the code freeze date is 19-APR-2014. Expect a week of testing before submitting to the App Store.

    Anything else

    GSoC application reviews are still in progress.

    Next dev chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 16:00 UTC on Apr 7, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

    • DStrange 9:10 pm on April 3, 2014 Permalink

      It would be nice if the Windows Phone version of WordPress received some of the love that the Android and iOS versions have lavished upon them. I’ve left the world of Android to go back to an all Microsoft Ecosystem (Lumia 1520 phone, Surface 2 tablet and Vaio Pro 13 ultrabook) and the only thing I miss as far as working goes is the excellent WordPress app. A version for smaller tablets or larger phones would make my day-to-day occupation of blogging (yes, I do earn a decent crust from blogging) quite a lot simpler. Please consider updating and improving the Windows Phone version of the WordPress client.


      • Aaron Douglas 1:40 pm on April 4, 2014 Permalink

        Thanks for the feedback! Right now development on Windows Phone & Blackberry is on hiatus so that we can focus on the platforms that have the most contribution to them. The idea being we focus on what we can make great then realign the other apps to follow suit.

        • Joseph K Muscat 5:19 pm on July 14, 2014 Permalink

          Hi is there any news on an update and completion of the Blackberry 10 beta? I have just installed but having issues, is there any support for the beta??

          • Aaron Douglas 5:39 pm on July 14, 2014 Permalink

            BlackBerry development is still on hiatus – we’re focusing on iOS and Android. BB10 code is available at https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-BlackBerry if anyone wants to work on it, but we aren’t submitting it to the App Store in the near future.

            • Joseph K Muscat 4:18 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink

              Hi Aaron,

              Thanks for the update! I am aware of the pause taken for this app which is unfortunate because of many us on bb10 would love to have this app. If I knew how to program I would jump on and help.

              I have downloaded the beta and many say it works ok, I am trying to login but having issues because my blog is a profoto template. Could I get some sort of support so I can even try out this beta version???

              Thanks again, any help would be appreciated!!

          • Aaron Douglas 4:27 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink

            I can’t reply to your latest reply – I think only a limited levels of replies are allowed.

            Try disabling your plugins and see if login works – then re-enable one at a time to see which one breaks it. It could be the theme since a theme is essentially a plugin. 🙂

            • Joseph K Muscat 5:23 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink

              Ok, Thanks I will give it a try, but if I need additional support is there another more direct method, maybe via email??

          • Aaron Douglas 12:07 pm on July 17, 2014 Permalink

            E-mail support isn’t really offered for the beta but you could try filing issues on GitHub. If you can get access to the log files on the device and help dig into the error the original contributors might be able to help. Unfortunately if there is a problem with the code it’s not actively being maintained. There are forums for BB support that contributors may be monitoring – https://blackberry.forums.wordpress.org/ and there is always the Freenode IRC chat room #WordPress-mobile – you might be able to get help from one of us in there if they’ve worked on that beta.

    • stanyy 12:51 am on May 15, 2014 Permalink

      BlackBerry Bold 9900 user here. Hoping and praying for an update (featured images) soon.

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