Week in Test – 27 Sep 2021

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Week in Test”, a curated list of where you as a contributor can get involved (testers needed), learning opportunities, and some reading to keep you informed.

🙋‍♀️ 🙋 Contributing: Tester Help Needed

Looking for ways to contribute? The following tickets and patches need contributors.

Manual testing help needed

Who? All contributors (not just developers) who can set up a local testing environment, apply patches, and test per the testing instructions.

The following tickets need testers to manual test and provide feedback (test report):

  • #52224: RSS WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.: allow removing the feed icon link
  • #48787: Classic Editor user interface CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. inconsistencies when toggling “Enable full-height editor …”
  • #52241: Windows OS specific – infinite loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. in clean_dirsize_cache()

PHPUnit tests help needed

Who? Any QA or PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. developer contributors who can (or is interested in learning how to) build automated PHPUnit tests.

The following tickets need PHPUnit tests build:

  • #47642: Order by comment count – posts list tables
  • #52241: Windows OS specific – infinite loop in clean_dirsize_cache()
  • #50567: Set $post in update_post_cache()
  • #49985: REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.: Using _embed and _fields query parameters in the same query
  • #52252: PHP Notice when monthnum query var is set without the year QV

Reproducing reported issue help needed:

Who? Any contributor.

The following new tickets need testers to attempt reproducing the reported issue and then providing a test report with the results:

  • #54147 – XMLRPC APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. ignores empty terms_names array
  • #54161 – WordPress destroy IIS web.config when using “location” config
  • #54169GutenbergGutenberg 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/ issue – when columns are set to Full width they extend beyond editor window bounds
  • #54181 – Terms management screen shows bulk actions dropdown even if there are no terms

Reproducing the reported issue is the first step in a new defect ticket’s lifecycle. Why? In order to fix a bug, first step is confirm the bug is reproducible and is due to WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. itself (and not a third party like a pluginPlugin 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 or theme).


Props to @boniu91 for peer review.

#build-test-tools, #core-test