Week in Test: 23 September 2022

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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:

WordPress Help Test WordPress 6.1 (get involved)

You’ve heard all the “cool kids” 😎 talking about it: 6.1 Beta 1 was released on Wednesday, and is available for testing. See the 6.1 Call for Testing post for a rundown of major new features and tips for testing. Prereleases of 6.1 will be available until its official release the first week of November, so 🗓please provide feedback before 1 November 2022.

FSE Program Testing Call #17:
Guiding the 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/ Gallery (get involved)

Take on the roll of an intrepid website owner who makes the switch from Twenty Twenty to Twenty Twenty-Two. Discover 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. site editing by working with navigation, headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. and footer patterns, categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. templates, and more! Includes a testing option for users without a dev environment. 🗓Please leave feedback by 6 October 2022. #fse-outreach-program

Would you like to help organize calls for testing? Help work toward a bug-free WordPress and become a testing facilitator.

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:

  • #56591: Error decoding JSONJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. with TT2 theme on ddev installation.
  • #56600: Twenty Ten: Pullquote block text is not reflected in editor.

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:

  • #56599: “All” view not selected for views of custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept.. More testing needed for plugins that extend the WP_Posts_List_Table class.
  • #48244: Expand translation options between singular and plural results (_n).
  • #55290: Not all image edits are applied to all subsizes.

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:

  • #21650: Replace serialize() with print_r() in stats() function in wp-includes/cache.php.
  • #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.
  • #56340: PHP 8.1 E_DEPRECATED in PasswordHash::gensalt_blowfish.

Profile Badge Awards 🎉

Congrats and thank you to the following contributors who have earned the Test Contributor profile badge:

Read/Watch 📖

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