Trying The New iPhone Editor

I just updated the iOS WordPress app and it asked whether I would like to try the new editor. It's in Beta, so maybe I should expect problems.

Maybe I should have clicked the 'What's New' button because I can't see any difference between this and the old editor.

OK, I clicked the little 'beta' button I can see in this admin panel and I read that the features to test include using both Aztec and Calypso interfaces.

What is Aztec, I wonder? Is this Aztec?

Read the instructions!

I just went back and now I read that:

WordPress for iOS 8.0 is the first release with the new beta editor codenamed “Aztec”. We’re working through the final stages of getting the editor ready for everyone to use and you’re helping us make it better!

That makes no sense to me because we are now on iOS 10.3.2. So Aztec has been around for ages.

So what is 'beta' in this beta?

I see it includes dictation to edit posts. That sounds (haha) a recipe for disaster. How do I tell the interface to go back up three lines and change 'haha' to 'ha ha'.

Let's try.

Go back up and change haha to ha ha.

That was a miserable failure. It just added the extra text instead of going back up and editing the text. I probably don't understand what the interface is supposed to do.

Let's hit publish.

In Salmon Pink

salmon-pink dress on a mannequin

I don’t know how they can do it – put those mannequins on display with that strange gearstick thing on their shoulders where their necks and head should be. Is it a handle with which to move them around? That doesn’t seem credible because they are high up on the model and not the easiest place to grab hold of. And why not just put your arms around its waist to move it around? So if it is not a handle, what is it?

Who designed these things and who decided they look OK? I may have given the game away about what I think of them. In case you are in any doubt – I think they are bizarre.

This one was in a shop window, and here is the unedited version shot with my iPhone.

And now I give you ‘mannequin-with-dress-and-truncated-gearstick’ that I created by masking off the top of said gearstick and colouring it the same as the background.