Mobile Team Update – December 14th (and December 28th)

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.9 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: Prevent cursor from going behind the soft keyboard. Added functionality to customize colors for selected words and we addressed a defect where some font-size values with decimals would crash the editor. Updated the WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ tool in use so we no longer have to manually update strings during the release.
  • Other projects: Added a comment snippet below the reader post content. In WPAndroid it is also possible to follow the conversation from there without going into the full threaded comments view.

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Mobile Team Update – November 30th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.8 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: We fixed a pasting issue from MS Word on iOS, an undo/redo bug when content has links on rich-text, and a translations issue of the inserter tabs. Media upload options in Gallery block now auto-open. Added clipboard link suggestion to Image block and Buttons block and fixed a bug rendering text with a big font size when created in the web
  • Other projects:  On WPAndroid the reader Threaded Comments 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. design has been refreshed: comments are easier to parse, post author comments are marked with an “Author” badge and it’s now possible to share a link to a comment. We made visual improvements for the comments Reply and Empty views (shipping in 18.7 release).
  • Infrastructure: Continued working on the Localization Toolchain Modernization project, collaborating with developers on WP My Site Dashboard, and Onboarding Improvements.

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Mobile Team Update – November 16th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.7 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: Added “Link To” to Embed block settings, and shipped support for the mark 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. tag.
  • Other projects: On WPiOS we shipped the new Comment Details and Moderation for My Site comments: a fresh new look and capability to display rich contents. On WPAndroid we fixed an issue in Related Posts below the reader post details, that was cutting the featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. visualisation.
  • Infrastructure: Continued working on improvements to the localization toolchain. We continued collaborating with developers on WP My Site Dashboard, investigating some strategies for a different approach to 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. and 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. tests, and implementing some critical automated tests.

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Mobile Team Update – November 2nd

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.6 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: Help screen and new-block badge shipped to all users. Shipped support for the mark 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. tag.
  • Infrastructure: Started working on improvements to the localization toolchain.

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Mobile Team Update – October 19th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.5 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: Pasting an embeddable url into an empty paragraph block creates an embed block.
  • Full Site Editing: Added theme colors on Pullquote block, Search block and 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. Mode and font size support for the Button, Preformatted and Heading blocks. Also fixed a site design issue causing the homepage image to be cut off.
  • Other projects: We completed updating WPAndroid and its dependencies to Android 11 (SDK 30), and we fixed a crash in WPAndroid when picking media from the device. On WPiOS we completed the new comment Moderation Bar.
  • Infrastructure: Implemented Publish to s3 and Composite Build support for Aztec-Android, wrapping up Android Modularization Phase 2.

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Mobile Team Update – October 5th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.4 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: Top 5 embeds blocks are now directly available in the block picker.
  • Other projects: We added access to Blogging Reminders from Notification settings, shipped the new Edit Comment component to WPAndroid. On WPiOS, we improved the my site comments list: comments page is now correctly preserved across navigation to other screens, and fixed the loading and empty states rendering in iPad layout.
  • Infrastructure: We upgraded Gradle and applied the new modularization structure into various Android libraries.

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Mobile Team Update – September 21st

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.3 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: Inline embed previews for WordPress, Instagram, and Vimeo. Fixed a regression in the Image block where the rounded corners setting was not applying inside the editor.
  • Other projects: We fixed an issue on iOS that was preventing media library images and videos to be shared.
  • Infrastructure: We continued to work on CI migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies., iOS 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. Tests shared infrastructure and Gradle upgrades.

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Mobile Team Update – September 7th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.2 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: Block picker search; Inline previews for YouTube and Twitter embeds, alignment options for embeds.
  • Full Site Editing: Shipped the new experimental Gallery block.
  • Other projects: We added a pull to refresh to My Site on iOS, to update site title, icon and address when they change somewhere else. Added the “Share WordPress with a Friend” feature on Android too, and shipped the new Edit Comment component.
  • Infrastructure: We continued to work on the CI migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. and moved many jobs from CircleCI and Jenkins to BuildKite. We completed the upgrade to Gradle 7 and the WPiOS Login tests project. We continued to work on the iOS 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. Tests.

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Mobile Team Update – August 24th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.1 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: Added Help menu option that teaches users about the block editor. Fixed an issue with the slash inserter suggestion icons.
  • Full Site Editing: Shipped improvements to the Color settings.
  • Other projects: Time selection for Blogging Reminders, and “Share WordPress with a Friend” feature! On WPiOS we addressed visual glitches with the Site Settings screen scroll performance, the Reader’s featured images, and deleted comments. We also fixed an issue that prevented plugins to be scrollable and actionable on iOS.
  • Infrastructure: More work on the CI migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. project, and upgraded various projects to Gradle 7.

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Mobile Team Update – August 10th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 18.0 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 a new-block badge in the block picker. Setting the featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. via the image block is now available on iOS too.
  • Full Site Editing: Global Style Support was shipped on Android too, and an adjustment on the image size of Theme Images was made for more optimal download speeds on Android and iOS.
  • Other projects: Improvements in how comments are shown on the Reader and My Site. Fixed the issue where the “Contact support” and “My Tickets” buttons weren’t working properly.
  • Infrastructure: Improve fastlane scripts consistency among the repos, work on the automated login tests, the CI migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. to Buildkite and WP Android modularization.

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