Test Chat Summary, March 9

Meeting log on Slack

Last week, two patches were tested:

  • #31415PluginPlugin 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 and theme editor focus trap
  • #31368 – Let WordPress speak (a “test run” with Shiny Updates)

Overall test results look good and most issues found aren’t directly related to the tickets. Will put the test results in the appropriate tickets. Full summary of the test results will also be posted on the blog.

In relation to #31368, a tester noted that the automatic activation of plugins caused some confusion. @afercia mentioned that the automatic activation of plugins after installation is still under discussion. If this is going to become a feature we’d recommend changing the “Installed” message to “Installed and activated” so that it’s clear what has actually happened.

Other test reports note that some different flows for the same task (installing and activating plugins in this case) seem to have inconsistent outcomes. For example, when adding a plugin from the pop-up “more details” window, the user is asked to activate the plugin via a link, whereas pressing “Install Now” will automatically activate it as well. These findings will be reported as tickets.

For next week the following tickets with patches are slated for testing:

  • #31522 – Quicktags: use aria-label to improve accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)
  • #31548 – Fix color contrast on wp-login.php to meet minimum accessibility standards
  • #31450 – Add landmark roles to WordPress admin areas

And finally, additional testing of failing plugin installs with Shiny Updates by @afercia and myself.