Week in Test: 8 September 2022

Welcome to another exciting installment of Week in Test, where contributors of any skill level can find opportunities to contribute testing to the WordPress project. You can find the Test Team in #core-test.

Calls for Testing 📣

Calls for Testing can originate from any team, from themes to mobile apps to feature plugins. The following posts highlight features and releases that need special attention over the next couple of weeks:

Weekly Testing Roundup 🤠

Here’s a roundup of active tickets that are ready for testing contributions.

Did you know that contributions with the Test Team are also a fantastic way to level up your WordPress knowledge and skill? Dive in to contribute, and gain coveted props 😎 for a coming release.

Reproduction Testing 🔁

Who? Any contributor.
Why? It is helpful to show an issue exists for other users in order to move a ticket forward for patching.

The following new tickets are awaiting review, and need testers to attempt to reproduce the reported issue (aka “repro”), and then provide a reproduction test report with the results:

  • #56505: Un-necessary Language Files are Installed.
  • #56519: Inner blocks serialization bug in serialize_block function.
  • #56490: wp-cron.php using count() on null.

Patch Testing 🩹

Who? All contributors (not just developers) who can set up a local testing environment.
Why? It is necessary to apply proposed patches and test per the testing instructions in order to validate that a patch fixes the issue.

The following tickets have been reviewed and a patch provided, and need testers to apply the patch and manually test, then provide feedback through a patch test report:

  • #55721: Visually align important data on the add new plugins screen.
  • #47513: 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. https://www.javascript.com/. TypeError when Video Playlists use native video elements.
  • #56468: sanitize_option() does not handle deprecated timezones correctly.

PHPUnit Tests 🛟

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 are interested in learning how to) build automated PHPUnit tests.
Why? Automated tests improve the software development feedback 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. for quality and backward compatibility.

The following 6.1 tickets need PHPUnit tests built to accompany their respective patches:

  • #56325: Some blocks’ RTL stylesheets not loading when RTL language is set.
  • #55448: WP_Widget_Block outputs empty container if 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. has no output.
  • #55005: Improve PHP performance for block.json files.

Profile Badge Awards 🎉

Thank you to the following contributors who earned the Test Contributor profile badge by participating in the WordPress 6.0.2 release party:

Read/Watch 📖

Upcoming Meetings 🗓

Interested in hosting a <test-scrub>? Test Team needs you! Check out Leading Bug Scrubs for details, or inquire in #core-test for more info.

Props @laurlittle and @annezazu for their time to review this post.

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