At the moment WordPress for iOS requires Swift 3.0 and Xcode 9.0 or newer. Previous versions of Xcode can be downloaded from Apple.
Third party tools
We use a few tools to help with development. To install or update the required dependencies, run the follow command on the command line:
WordPress for iOS uses CocoaPods to manage third party libraries.
Trying to build the project by itself (WordPress.xcproj) after launching will result in an error, as the resources managed by CocoaPods are not included. To install and configure the third party libraries just run the following in the command line:
We use SwiftLint to enforce a common style for Swift code. Xcode will show a warning if you don’t have it installed. The app should build and work without it, but if you plan to write code, you are encouraged to install it. No commit should have lint warnings or errors.
SwiftLint runs automatically when you build the project, but you can run it manually from the command line with:
If your code has any style violations, you can try to automatically correct them by running:
Otherwise you have to fix them manually.
Launch the workspace by running the following from the command line:
This will ensure any dependencies are ready before launching Xcode.
You can also open the project by double clicking on WordPress.xcworkspace file, or launching Xcode and choose File > Open and browse to WordPress.xcworkspace.
In order to login to WordPress.com using the app you will need to create an account over at the WordPress.com Developer Portal.
After you created an account you can create an application on the WordPress.com applications manager.
When creating your application, you should select “Native client” for the application type. The applications manager currently requires a “redirect URL”, but this isn’t used for mobile apps. Just use “https://localhost“.
After you created an application you will have an associated a client ID and a client secret key. These details will be used to authenticate your application and verify that the API calls being made are valid.
In order to use these details, you’ll need to create a credential file in your build machine. Start by copying the sample credentials file to your home folder by doing this:
cp ./WordPress/Credentials/wpcom_app_credentials.txt ~/.wpcom_app_credentials
Then edit the ~/.wpcom_app_credentials file and change the WPCOM_APP_ID and WPCOM_APP_SECRET fields to the values you got for your app.
Then you can compile and run the app on a device or an emulator and login with a WordPress.com account.
Remember the only account you will be able to login in with is the one affiliated with your developer account.