WordPress for Android version 5.6-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta 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 join the Google Plus beta community for more discussion with other testers.
- 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.
- Customized Notification Sounds: Go to the Me tab > Notification Settings > Notification sound, and select a custom notification sound for the app.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
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 Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility). If you’re a TalkBack user, we’d love to hear from you.
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- you can also contribute to our GitHub project (by writing code, documentation or new issue): https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-Android
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
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.
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4.8-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store.
We worked on a new theme picker for your WordPress.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/ 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
- Stats widget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. now available for your home screen
- Filter 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. bar added to Notifications tab for your browsing pleasure
- Various bug fixes and improvements such as improved offline support in the Reader
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A new beta 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. 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.
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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.
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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.
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.