Mobile Team Update – July 14th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 15.3 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: Improvements to editor 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. automation, CI and translation fixes for Monorepo.
  • Full Site Editing: Social Icons block shipped. Copy, Cut, Paste, & Duplicate blocks shipped. Inline notice messages shipped. Technical planning for the modal layout picker is completed and development started.
  • Other Projects: New login & signup is in testing on Android, development continues for iOS. The new feature announcement project is wrapping up localization and working on tooling for configuring announcements.
  • Infrastructure: Encrypted logging is close to completion, and we continued to iterate and improve some of our coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. processes.

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Mobile Team Update – June 30th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 15.2 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: The monorepo has been merged and mobile E2E tests are running on all 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/ pull requests. We made more progress on the unsupported blocks fallback and @-mentions. Added blocks, words, and chars counters.
  • Full Site Editing: Added the ability to use custom gradients. Image editing introduced into Media&Text. Theme colors and gradients brought into Android as well.
  • Other Projects: New feature announcement project continued with added tooling for localization.
  • Infrastructure: We continued to iterate and improve some of our coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. processes.

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Mobile Team Update – June 16th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 15.1 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: We made progress on Unsupported blocks fallback and the monorepo and both of them are now close to merge.
  • Full Site Editing: Added editor support for theme defined colors and theme defined gradients on cover and button blocks. Copy/Cut/Paste/Duplicate blocks close to go.
  • Other Projects: Released IA project on iOS. Worked on UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. implementation for unified login & signup on iOS. Continued with feature announcement work on Android.
  • Infrastructure: We continued to iterate and improve some of our coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. processes, helped investigate some crashes and improved our testing setup

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Mobile Team Update – May 18th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 14.9 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: We’ve been working on bypassing a tooling problem, and have made major progress on providing a fallback for unsupported blocks.
  • Full Site Editing: Color settings for Button and Cover blocks have shipped. We’ve updated existing layouts to use new blocks.
  • Other Projects: On iOS we’ve streamlined the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. navigation in the app, moving the controls to update your settings and create new posts and pages. We’ve also been working on a range of stability improvements.
  • Infrastructure: We continued to iterate and improve some of our core processes, and helped investigate crashes and improve our testing setup.

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Mobile Team Update – May 5th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 14.8 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: Images being inserted into a post can now be cropped, zoomed in/out and rotated on Android. Image captions are pre-populated from the media library. Several bugs were fixed.
  • Full Site Editing: The Button block has shipped! Color Settings needs a little more work. We made some improvements to the Covers block, and released the floating toolbar.
  • Other Projects: On iOS we’ve made improvements to the Login flow UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.. Media editing on Android and pre-publishing nudges on iOS are now complete.
  • Infrastructure: We continued to iterate and improve some of our coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. processes.

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Mobile Team Update – April 21th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 14.7 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: Authenticated WP APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. calls focus wrapped up and promising results were seen on editing unsupported blocks in webviews.
  • Full Site Editing: The Columns block has shipped! Buttons and color settings are close to being completed.
  • Other Projects: Media editing on Android is wrapping up and so is pre-publishing nudges on iOS which passed a design review.
  • Infrastructure: We finalised the new crash monitoring process and started using it. We worked to make our tooling more reliable, with important improvements to the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. testing on CI and to 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. toolkit.

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Mobile Team Update – April 7th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 14.6 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: Added support for heading alignment buttons, continued working on a fallback mechanism for unsupported blocks, and several bug fixes. 
  • Full Site Editing: Shipped Cover block and refactoring of inner blocks. Some design updates for starter page templates completed. Columns and Buttons blocks continue to progress.
  • Other Projects: On Android we shipped dark mode, offline support for pages, and phase one of media editing. We’ve continued to improve the Information Architecture on iOS.
  • Infrastructure: We made some improvements to the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. testing infrastructure and we shipped 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. builds on CI for iOS.

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Mobile Team Update – March 23th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 14.5 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: Improvements in “Add block here” indicator, the e2e tests execution and iOS autoscroll behaviour.
  • Full Site Editing: SPTs 1st iteration and Latest-Posts block shipped. Bug fixing done for sanity tests findings. Refactoring of inner blocks mechanism started.
  • Other Projects: On Android, worked on media editing functionality and offline support for Pages. On iOS, updating app navigation, moving Me and Create items.
  • Infrastructure: We continued to add more features to our 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. tooling like builds on CI and encrypted logging.

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Mobile Team Update – March 10th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 14.4 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: Fixed Quote block border color on Dark Mode. Verse block added to editor debug mode.
  • Full Site Editing: Progress on Column, Cover, Buttons, and Latest Posts blocks.
  • Other Projects: On Android, worked on media editing functionality and offline support for Pages. On iOS, updating app navigation, moving Me and Create items.
  • Infrastructure: New 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. builds on continuous integration for WordPress for iOS and Android.

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Mobile Team Update – February 24th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 14.3 is available for testing. Sign up here to 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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: New image block size options. Better retry feature on image blocks, fixed link button on rich text, and emoji in post titles.
  • Full Site Editing: New block shipped: Button. Support for gallery uploads. New block navigation toolbar.
  • Other Projects: Added a search box to help users find a parent page in page settings. Reader in the Android app: New bottom sheet to filterFilter 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. and navigate followed sites and tags.
  • Infrastructure: New 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. builds on continuous integration for WordPress for iOS and new binary signing infrastructure for Android.

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