The Test Team helps manage testing and triage across the WordPress ecosystem. They focus on user testing of the editing experience and WordPress dashboard, replicating and documenting bug reports, and supporting a culture of review and triage across the project.
At WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Milano contribution day the tests recently written about here. Thank you to everyone that helped. @emanuelblagonic gets a shout out for helping co-lead on the day.
So, what happened? Well we started by running the tests. They were self run by people who hadn’t done the tests before. We had about 3-4 people doing this. From there others split into testing on another person and also into even testing on mobile.
It’s worth noting this is a brief overview, as the tests are run through bugs will be reported and enhancements made. However, it’s good to report early as this was a test of the tests.
- Task C: 2 tests
- Task B: 4 tests
- Task A: 3 tests
Videos collected: we have 9 videos collected from the testing. These are still being processed. One test was on mobile, the rest desktop.
The test changes
Based on the feedback we got a few things were changed:
- Wording was made more explicit.
- The image to make up itself was changed and copy provided as this was big piece of feedback as an issue.
- Task B was easier than task A so we modified this.
- Video uploading was an issue and we now have a Google drive to use.
- The age range was better at 50-60 and then 60+
GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ changes from test
One major thing was adjusted, the 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. toolbar was put back by the block, over being fixed. This was something previous tests had suggested worked, but in testing it really didn’t. We still have the switch and more A/B testing needs to happen with a wider audience.
One ‘food for thought’ feedback was this that when saying ‘make this image’ one user looked for a block that looked like that. It is important to note and see if this is common. We could direct more, but we maybe can hold this to review.
Thanks to everyone that helped run the tests, your work counts and by testing we make Gutenberg a better product.
Don’t forget there is going to be testing happening at WordCamp US. If you are attending, please sign up to help with the tests or come along and discover Gutenberg for yourself. We’ll be sure to post here the findings.