Test Chat Summary: 28 March 2023

On March 28, 2023 at 16:00 UTC <test-chat> started on #core-test.

There was no agenda preceding the chat.

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Announcements 📣

@ironprogrammer pointed out that the release process helps ensure that issues like the regression noted above can be identified and resolved prior to general release.

And a shout out was given to @juhise for running last week’s Test Team Triage, as well as thanks to everyone else who attended! 🎉

Open Floor 💬

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 Dependencies

@afragen requested UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. testing for the Plugin Dependencies feature plugin, noting that @azaozz was looking for “newish” user feedback for the plugin dependency activation workflow. The instructions provided by Andy included two steps: installing the feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins., and then installing a separate plugin with a dependency.

@costdev and @afragen explained that providing only basic instructions might better measure how easy or difficult the workflow is to users in discovering the process organically — i.e. how to successfully install the dependent plugin without outside guidance.

@costdev outlined the feedback desired from testers, and @ironprogrammer asked where the feedback should be provided. Additional discussion along with @afragen lead to the decision to create a new call for testing post. [Editor’s Note: The CFT for the above has been posted to Make/CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..]

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on April 4, 2023 at 16:00 UTC  for <test-triage> in #core-test.