Call for Testing: Gutenberg 3.7 Pre-release

GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ is the project name of the new editing experience in WordPress. The goal of Gutenberg is to simplify the creation of rich pages and posts in WordPress by replacing old custom 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., CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. and shortcodes with native Blocks. Creating Gutenberg has been a huge team effort – and right now, the team needs your help with testing!

Today, we have a small window for regression testing Gutenberg 3.7 because the releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. is planned for tomorrow.

If you would like to help with pre-release testing, please install locally so you are using master or download 3.7 as a zip file and install it to your Plugins folder (make sure to delete older versions of the 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 first!), and try testing some of these updates from 3.7:

  1. Write/edit/publish a few posts using the Unified Toolbar (previously called “Fixed Toolbar”).
  2. Change alignment for various images.
  3. Make sure icons and dropdown arrow look correct on hover for 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. conversion.
  4. Create an Audio block by drag-and-dropping an audio file.
  5. Search for blocks and check that it works as expected (i.e. start with `/` via the inserter).
  6. Convert a multiline-paragraph into a list.
  7. Add links to text.
  8. Add a link by selecting a URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org and clicking the link icon.
  9. Upload an image with a space in the filename and check that the title does not have a hyphen added.
  10. Add a post image in a video block.
  11. Add videos and check that all works as expected.
  12. There were several other improvements and bug fixes in the 3.7 release and this list tries to cover the more major updates so we can have a good starting point for testing. Alternately, just run a general test writing or editing posts and pages as you would normally!

If you find a new bug, file it in gutenberg on GitHub.

Please feel free to discuss testing practices or issues here in the comments or in #core-test on WordPress Slack any time.

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