The Test Team helps manage testing and triage across the WordPress ecosystem. They focus on user testing of the editing experience and WordPress dashboard, replicating and documenting bug reports, and supporting a culture of review and triage across the project.
For context on this program, please review this post shared on May 1st, 2020 kicking off this initiative.
The primary goal is to help improve the Full Site Editing experience by gathering feedback from WordPress site builders. Alongside this main goal, the program also seeks to grow awareness and ability with full site editing features. This program does not replace sharing feedback on GitHub so, whether you’re a part of this program or not, please keep sharing there.
How to join
Simply create a WordPress slack account and join the channel #fse-outreach-experiment. From there, you can help respond to calls for testing and stay up to date on what’s happening with the program.
We’ll start with more limited common user experiences and, over time, will move to more complex testing (adding in different themes, plugins, etc). For example, this means that we won’t be testing across a wide range of themes, but will start with a fairly simple setup of GutenbergGutenbergThe 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/ and a FSE ready blockBlockBlock 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. theme. While this might mean the program starts off more slowly, over time, the hope is that we get into a fast pace with multiple items to test each month and feedback integrating into the Gutenberg team’s workflow.
All calls for testing and summaries will be shared on Make Test with a cross post to Make Core. Here are the tags you can use to follow along specifically:
As much as possible, please communicate in #fse-outreach-experiment openly about the program itself. While you can always DM @annezazu separately, it’s preferred to communicate in the open. When you ask your question in the open channel, it helps everyone learn, even the people who might have been too shy to ask the same thing.
If you have questions about the FSE project separate from this outreach program, it’s best to ask in #coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-editor,
A prompt will be shared on Make Test with details about testing environment, a testing script to follow, and where to give feedback by when. For now, feedback will be processed and reported appropriately. From there, a follow up post summarizing the findings will be posted.
While you are free to use your own testing environment and follow these instructions, we wanted to share basic tools you’ll need to get started: