Test with Playground

Are you excited about the next big release in the WordPress world? The current target for the WordPress 6.5 release is March 26, 2024, which is less than a month away! Your help in testing 6.5 ensures everything in this release is the best it can be.

In addition to betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. and RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. testing with a handy tool like the WordPress Beta Tester 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, which requires a hosted or local development environment, did you know that you can test WordPress’s newest features using only your browser? Let’s see how WordPress Playground makes this possible.

“Instant” Test Environment

It’s true! Launching a site with WordPress Playground makes getting set up for testing much easier. Here’s a shortcut to launch Playground running the latest WordPress pre-release, with Test Reports pre-installed to help with bug reports.

  • Use the menus in the top-right corner of a Playground instance to change the 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. version, load additional PHP extensions, and more.
  • After applying changes, the Playground will reload with your new configuration.

Let’s Test!

Now open up the Help Test WordPress 6.5 post and put 6.5 through its paces! You can easily test and experiment with the latest development version of WordPress.

In addition to testing the latest pre-release build, here are the things what to Test with Playground:

  • Check Site Health to see if there are already some issues that will be unrelated to the update.
  • Check for Errors, Warnings, and Notices.
  • Open the developer console in the browser.
  • Try to create a new post, add some content, and save it, especially try to copy and paste content from another source, add comments, add media files of different types, and do other usual actions in the admin. While doing it, pay attention to the information in the console to see if there are any issues.
  • Test in different languages.
  • Use just your keyboard to navigate, or use a screen reader.
  • Test with both 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. and classic themes.
  • If you want to create your own setup in Playground and save it for later use, export your configuration with the download/export button in the top-right corner of Playground. Use the upload/import link to restore a saved configuration in the future.

If you’d like to learn more about WordPress Playground, check out the official Playground start page, and to go even further, the Playground developer portal.

Share Your Experience

Have you tried Playground for testing yourself? Were there any WordPress features that you couldn’t test? Got any tips or tricks you learned on the way? Please share your feedback in the comments below.

A big thank you to @oglekler, @ankit-k-gupta, and @ironprogrammer for contributing to this post.