Theme test results added to Trac tickets

Starting today, a subset of Themes Trac tickets may include an automated reply showing the results of end-to-end theme tests. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets already include Theme Check results; the new automated e2e testing covers extra tests intended to find JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. errors, invalid output, potential a11yAccessibility 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). ( problems, and other items from the Guidelines.

The Theme Test results are intended to help both theme reviewers and theme authors discover theme bugs and potential problems easier and earlier. It is a work in progress that we hope will assist and augment the manual review process for themes. The tests are advisory only, there is no requirement or expectation that themes must pass the tests in order to be approved. Here’s an example:

We’d like to hear your feedback on the tests, and suggestions for additions and improvements. You can discuss those in comments here or post issues to the Theme Review Action repository in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner.


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