Test Chat Summary: 9 April 2024

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30, <test-chat> started in #core-test facilitated by @webtechpooja Agenda can be found here.

Attendees: @krupajnanda, @huzaifaalmesbah, @hage, @rahulharkhani, @ankit-k-gupta, @shiponkarmakar, @oglekler, @mujuonly, @semnaveen, @sumitsingh, @hitendra-chopda.

1. Looking for Volunteer

  • Next meeting Note Taker – @ankit-k-gupta
  • Next meeting facilitator – looking for volunteer

2. Announcements 📣

3. Test Team Updates

  • Week in Test Post: Wondering where you can contribute and learn? The Test Team’s got you covered. Check out this post and pick any issue mentioned in it.
  • Test Team Update: Metrics for overall team progress

4. Focal Group Updates

  • Test Team Profile Badge! – We have almost finalized the criteria for awarding badges. Thanks to @ironprogrammer and @oglekler for their valuable feedback. Thanks to @ankit-k-gupta for working on this.
  • Use a spider to crawl the test website. @nagpai worked on a draft of this at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia. He will be working on pending things during this week.

5. Questions/Blockers

Nothing discussed.

6. Call for testers/visibility

7. Open Floor

  • It was a Hindu New Year and people across India celebrated this day.

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30 for <test-triage> in #core-test.

Are you interested in helping write Test chat summaries like this one? Volunteer at the start of the next <test-chat> and earn some props!

#meeting-notes

Thank you, @webtechpooja, for the peer review and for helping me write this post. 

#core-test, #fse-hallway-hangout, #meeting-notes

Test Chat Summary: 26 March 2024

On Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 16:30 GMT+5:30<test-chat> started in #core-test facilitated by @webtechpooja. The agenda can be found here.

Attendees: @webtechpooja, @ankit-k-gupta@huzaifaalmesbah@mujuonly, @krupajnanda, @sumitbagthariya16, @hage, @voboghure, @freewebmentor, @devmuhib

1. Looking for volunteer

  • Next meeting Note Taker – @krupajnanda
  • Next meeting facilitator – looking for volunteer

2. Announcements 📣

3. Test Team Announcements

4. Focal Group Updates

  • Test Team Profile Badge – Your Feedback Needed! – We are working on the criteria for getting a test badge. We will soon add this to our handbook!
  • Use a spider to crawl the test website. @nagpai worked on a draft of this at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia. We will add it to our handbook.

5. Call for testers/visibility:

6. Open Floor

Nothing discussed

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on Tuesday, 9 April 2024 at 16:30 GMT+5:30 for <test-triage> in #core-test.

Are you interested in helping write Test chat summaries like this one? Volunteer at the start of the next <test-chat> and earn some props!

#meeting-notes

Test Chat Summary: 12 March 2024

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30, <test-chat> started in #core-test facilitated by @webtechpooja Agenda can be found here.

Attendees: @webtechpooja, @huzaifaalmesbah, @freewebmentor, @oglekler, @hage, @krupajnanda, @devmuhib, @mainetenance

1. Announcements 📣

  • WordPress 6.5 Release Candidate 1 was released last week on March 5. RC2 was also released on March 12.
  •  Highlights from WordCamp Asia 2024 – WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia was in Taipei, Taiwan. Here, you can check the quick summary, including Matt’s Q&A.
  • Recap of Core Test team at Contributors Day WCAsia – The Test team had a great contributors’ day at WordCamp Asia. @webtechpooja has shared about WordCamp Asia that it was a great & successful contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.. The coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-Test team worked on the following tasks:
    • Tested WP 6.5 RC1 across different environments(10 contributors tested).
    • Test report submitted for 2 tickets of the WP 6.5 release.
    • We found 2 new 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/ related issues that are submitted on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.
    • We worked on 1 handbook page related to how to use wget to crawl pages for new testers, which is under review. We will soon add it to the handbook.
    • We had a nice discussion on how we can continue user testing calls for the #outreach program with @bph
  •  Josepha shared about Unblocking WP6.5 – Font Library and Synced Pattern Overrides. give it a read.
  •  Gutenberg 17.9 is scheduled for release on March 13 and will include these issues.

Test Team Announcements

2. Focal Group Updates

This part checks on any specific areas of the test, such as manual testing, unit testing, E2E, the handbook, etc. Does anyone have an update pertaining to any of these items?

The Test team is working on criteria for providing Test Team Profile Badge – Your Feedback Needed! Please check out the post and provide your valuable feedback.

At WordCamp Asia Contributor Day, the Test team has worked on creating a draft that will be useful for our new contributors. Please have a look and provide your feedback. Here is the Draft of using wget to crawl pages for new testers.

@webtechpooja asked if anyone knows about any specific 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 that makes this work easy and fast, and @costdev has suggested Broken Link Checker plugin.

3. Call for testers/visibility:

4. Open Floor

@ankit-k-gupta has asked for suggestions about the Test Team Profile Badge – Your Feedback Needed!

We have included all the possible areas where Test Team contributions should be recognized via badge. However, we believe that if there are any additional areas where test contributions should be considered for earning a badge, we are open to suggestions. If you find any such areas, please feel free to suggest them.

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on Tuesday, 19 March 2024 at 16:30 GMT+5:30<test-triage> in #core-test.

Are you interested in helping write Test chat summaries like this one? Volunteer at the start of the next <test-chat> and earn some props!

#meeting-notes

Test Chat Summary: 27 February 2024

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30, <test-chat> started in #core-test facilitated by @webtechpooja Agenda can be found here.

1. Attendance and Looking for Volunteer

Attendees: @oglekler, @bph, @shiponkarmakar, @huzaifaalmesbah, @sumitbagthariya16, @hasanuzzamanshamim, @webtechpooja, @nazmul111, @ankit-k-gupta, @devmuhib, @narolainfotech, @lumiblog, @tapan29bd, @hage, @krupajnanda, @rcreators, @ironprogrammer, @freewebmentor

Note-taker and facilitator for the next meeting:

Facilitator – Looking for volunteer (@webtechpooja will be traveling during the next meeting to attend WCAsia.)
Note taker – @freewebmentor

Looking for Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to work on user calls for testing (for more detail, check out the guide: How to facilitate a Call for Testing).

@webtechpooja asked for more insight from @bph. She added that the recent outreach program restart revealed positive feedback, highlighting the effectiveness of this approach in engaging non-coders. Test Team seeks collaborators for the regular creation of no-code user testing calls, catering to site builders and owners. Join us at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. for discussions, or connect asynchronously to plan and schedule Hallway Hangouts.

2. Announcements 📣

  • WordPress 6.5 Beta 2, released on February 20, 2024, extends thanks for your contributions. Asked to join the upcoming WordPress 6.5 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. 3 release party in the #core channel.
  • Exciting update: WordPress 6.5 introduces AVIF support, a cutting-edge image format delivering superior quality and compression, up to 50% smaller than JPEGs. Explore and test this feature in the latest release!
  • WordPress developer live stream: testing WordPress 6.5 If you want to know what is upcoming in WP 6.5. @psykro is hosting an online workshop. Do join the workshop.

3. Test Team Announcements

4. Focal Group Updates

@ankit-k-gupta is extending the opportunity to host the Test Team Triage biweekly meeting. If anyone is interested, please express your willingness.

@hage asked, Is there additional AVIF information beyond Specifically, I’m curious if existing JPEGs can be converted to AVIF without using a 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.

@ironprogrammer replied, The update introduces support for new AVIF uploads and auto-conversion upon upload via the ‘image_editor_output_formatfilterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output., but it doesn’t alter existing images. @hage suggests that to modify existing images to AVIF in bulk, installing a corresponding plugin may be necessary.

@oglekler has a proposal that she would love to see working groups between developers and testers. @bph replied they just created GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ group WordPress/Outreach that developers can pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” for feedback and testing. She also drafted the announcement on Google Doc.

@oglekler replied – @bph, I’m not just suggesting casual pings; I’m advocating for close collaboration from project inception. Testers can contribute valuable insights on project architecture right from the start, applicable not only to the Editor but across WordPress. @bph replied – Yes, of course, the ping is the first step for the developer when they are ready to connect.

@hage added – The background to my question: I would like to test this in more detail. @webtechpooja replied – you’re on the right track! @oglekler and other Test Release leads are crafting a post set to release this week. It will contain comprehensive details and testing instructions, so stay tuned for updates.

5. Call for testers/visibility

6. Open Floor

@rcreators think we should create high priority testing tags for features that need more testing. Or we can have quite a separate list for testing for this part.

@bph asked – why in the list of things to testing issues from Gutenberg repo are not listed. Just want to know the history of the decision. @ironprogrammer is seeking clarification on areas where we might have overlooked pointing out issues related to GB (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/).

@bph replied I only noticed it on This week of Test where new tickets are listed under Reproduction tests. They seems to be all trac tickets. @ironprogrammer mentioned the omission of highlighting Gutenberg issues in WiT posts wasn’t intentional. Challenges arose due to labeling inconsistencies and filtering issues, making it difficult to categorize “small/medium/large” ticket types accurately. The dilemma lies in triage/labeling, and the suggestion is to explore using the “Needs Testing” label for potential solutions.

@rcreators added – Also, if we can add something like a deadline for testing task that would be great. @webtechpooja replied – In our open-source, volunteer-driven project, imposing deadlines is not feasible.

@krupajnanda requested to change the weekly meeting time. But rest of the people are happy with the current time and suggested her to join asynchronously.

7. Next Meeting 🗓

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30, held on #core-test! </test-chat>

If anyone wants to facilitate the next meeting, please feel free to comment in this thread.

Thank you, @webtechpooja, for the peer review and for helping me write this post. 

#core-editor-improvement, #meeting-notes

Test Chat Summary: 13 February 2024

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30, <test-chat> started in #core-test facilitated by @webtechpooja Agenda can be found here.

Attendees: @ankit-k-gupta, @rcreators, @JavierCasares, @mahbubmr500, @anandau14, @huzaifaalmesbah, @vipuljnext, @zunaid321, @devmuhib, @sakibsnaz, @shiponkarmakar, @krupajnanda.

Note-taker and facilitator for the next meeting:

Facilitator – @krupajnanda
Note taker – looking for volunteer

1. Announcements 📣

  • Bug scrub schedule for WordPress 6.5 – This post lists bug scrub sessions dedicated to moving things forward toward the next major WordPress release, 6.5, slated for March 26, 2024. Read the full 6.5 Release Schedule.
  • Important milestones for WordPress 6.5 – The WordPress 6.5 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. 1 was scheduled for release on February 13th, which was yesterday. Be ready for the Beta and get started for testing soon.
  • Core Editor Improvement: Power in the Details – These “CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor Improvement…” posts (labeled with the #core-editor-improvement tag) are a series dedicated to highlighting various new features, improvements, and more from Core Editor-related projects. Take a moment to learn more about them—and explore how the power of details in 6.5 can transform your current workflows.
  • Improving block development documentation: 2023 recap and a look ahead – Over the last year, a group of contributors has been working to improve the 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. development onboarding experience within the Block Editor Handbook. In this post, you can find the highlights of the updates made, pinpoint areas for further refinement, and outline our focus for the next few months and ways you can help.

2. Test Team Updates

  • Week in Test Post: Wondering where you can contribute and learn? The Test Team’s got you covered. Check out this post and pick any issue mentioned in it.
  • Test Team Update: Metrics for overall team progress

3. Focal Group Updates

  • We are working on some easy way to provide a badge to Test team contributors, so we worked on a handbook page where all the details are mentioned. Please Review Test team badge criteria and share your feedback.

4. Open Floor

  • @rcreators discussed that 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/ 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 nightly build does not work with the Gutenberg regular plugin. Along with that we received the feedback from @JavierCasares  who shared updates on improving the WordPress test results tool, inviting questions on reviewing fails, accessing support for failed tests, and expanding testing capabilities like WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ integration and pre-installed plugins for hosters.

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30 for <test-triage> in #core-test.

Are you interested in helping write Test chat summaries like this one? Volunteer at the start of the next <test-chat> and earn some props!

Thank you, @webtechpooja, for the peer review and for helping me write this post. 

#meeting-notes

Test Chat Summary: 16 January 2024

On 16 January 2024 at 11:00 UTC<test-chat> started in #core-test facilitated by @webtechpooja. Agenda can be find here.

Attendees: @ankit-k-gupta, @sumitbagthariya16, @shiponkarmakar

1. Announcements 📣

  • Call for Mentees & Mentors: Contributor Mentorship Program Cohort #2 (2024 Q1) – Community team is thrilled to announce the launch of the second WordPress Contributor Mentorship Program cohort for the first quarter of 2024! This initiative is a fantastic opportunity for experienced WordPress contributors and those looking to get involved for the first time.
  • A Year in Core – 2023 – Check out some aggregate data for 2023 about WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. contribution on TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/..
  • Incident Reports 2023 Recap – The Incident Response Team (IRT) receives and handles incident reports following the Community Code of ConductThis handbook page includes information about the Incident Response Team, its members, and insight into their processes.
  • WordPress End of Year Celebrations! – The updates were submitted by team reps and are just a selection of the projects that their teams are proud of. Give it a read to see a few hidden projects and celebrate how much we did together in 2023!
  • Thank you and bye (for now), Jill! – Jill has been a key player in our community as the leader of the Diverse Speaker Training (#WPDiversity) working group and as the co-creator & maintainer of the Diverse Speaker Training Workshop. This post expressing our collective thanks to Jill Binder for her remarkable contributions to the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project. If you ever worked with Jill Binder, Please show your gratitude to her by commenting on this post.
  •  2024 Global Sponsors: Announcement – We extend our gratitude to all the sponsors who have played a pivotal role in supporting various WordPress community programs, including WordCamps, new events, and WordPress Chapter MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. groups.
  • A Look Ahead at WordPress in 2024 – Curious about WordPress’s big-picture items for 2024? Phase 3, Data Liberation, new meetups, and more, get the spotlight in this episode. Join Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy for all this, plus a small list of big things coming up in the next two weeks.
  • Data Liberation in 2024 – Imagine a more open web where people can switch between any platform of their choosing. A web where being locked into a system is a thing of the past. That’s why Matt announced a new initiative called Data Liberation for 2024. Migrating your site to WordPress, or exporting all your content from WordPress, should be possible in one click. He want WordPress’ export format to become the lingua franca of CMSes, whether coming to WordPress or moving within WordPress.

2. Test Team Announcements

3. Focal Group Updates

4. Open Floor

  • Call for testers/visibility –
    • Early Opportunities to Test WordPress 6.5 – Ahead of 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. 1 for WordPress 6.5 on February 13th, this is an early opportunity to provide feedback as features are rapidly underway. Of note, this is intentionally just a selection of what’s ready to test and doesn’t include everything mentioned in the roadmap. Expect a broader testing post, like this for 6.4, for the release once beta 1 is out in the world.

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on 23 January 2024 at 11:00 UTC for <test-triage> in #core-test.

Are you interested in helping write Test chat summaries like this one? Volunteer at the start of the next <test-chat> and earn some props!

#meeting-notes

Test Chat Summary: 29 August 2023

On 29 August 2023 at 16:00 UTC<test-chat> started in #core-test.

Announcements 📣

  • WordPress 6.3.1 Maintenance Release: This update fixes a handful of CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and 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. editor items, details of which can be found in the previous RC1 announcement.
  • 6.4 Release Parties Schedule and Hosts: The release squad is looking for volunteers to fill various roles required for each milestone’s <release-party>. Raise your hand, or be kind and share this post with folks you think can help out. Thanks!
  • The Future of WordPress & What’s Next for Gutenberg: Watch these presentations from WCUS 2023 to see what’s in store for 6.4 and beyond.

Focal Group Updates 🗣️

Handbook

There is an open PR to add a Test Team Rep page to the handbook. Reviews are welcome, which can be comments/reviews on the PR, or a pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” in #core-test if something needs more discussion.

Open Floor 💬

FSE Outreach Program Update

[This discussion started here.]

It has been proposed that the #fse-outreach-experiment begin the process of spinning down its user testing aspect (i.e. the program’s calls for testing) by the time WordPress 6.4 ships. In place of testing efforts, focus would shift to emphasize wider adoption of the Site Editor through hallway hangouts, dev documentation efforts, and other adoption-focused initiatives on the path toward wrapping up Phase 2 of the WordPress Project Roadmap.

Because the FSE Outreach Program has considerable overlap with Test Team efforts, program leadership has requested input from Test Team contributors with questions or concerns around the proposed shift. This follows other shared feedback from current program participants.

It was stressed that changes in the outreach program be handled carefully and slowly, and to capture opportunities for feedback. The next step is to compile initial feedback and thoughts around this change to share in a Make/Test post for wider input.

Calls for Testing

Current contributors in the #fse-outreach-experiment have expressed a desire to continue testing in a format adapted from or similar to the outreach program. Structured ad hoc calls for testing from within the Test Team are similar, and would provide an opportunity for continued contribution through testing. [Ed. note: the Test Team should also consider adopting things that worked for FSE CfTs to improve the experience for all testers.]

A possible source for CfT topics could be pulled from roadmap posts (for example), or otherwise collected in an ideas backlog (for example). Some pertinent links for CfTs can be found at:

Work is ongoing for documenting processes in the Test Team. The Handbook project can be found at https://github.com/wordpress/test-handbook.

Test Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. Nominations

[This discussion started here.]

The Call for Nominations for the next Test Team Reps is underway. Test Team members’ help is needed to nominate or volunteer for this role, to help represent the team to the wider project.

If you have a nominee in mind, or questions about the role, please comment on the post, ask in #core-test, or reach out directly to @ironprogrammer in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

@ironprogrammer stepped forward with an offer to help mentor volunteers for this role. It was also noted that serving as a rep offers an excellent opportunity to gain a broader perspective of how Test Team interacts with other teams, and that while it isn’t a “lead” role, there are some leadership-focused skills that reps develop in the process.

Please submit nominations by Thursday, August 31 Friday, September 22, end of day (UTC).

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on 5 September 2023 at 16:00 UTC for <test-triage> in #core-test.

Are you interested in helping write Test chat summaries like this one? Volunteer at the start of the next <test-chat> and earn some props!

Props @annezazu for peer review of this post.

#fse-outreach-experiment, #meeting-notes

Test Chat Summary: 15 August 2023

On 15 August 2023 at 16:00 UTC<test-chat> started in #core-test.

Announcements 📣

  • Test Team at WCUS 2023: The WCUS 2023 Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. is less than a week away! Check out this post for information, and to share your questions and thoughts.
  • Admin Design Kickoff: The Design Team share early thoughts on how WP admin could be reimagined. Join the discussion to help shape this important part of WordPress.
  • What’s new in Gutenberg 16.4? (9 August): Download and test the latest feature updates in the 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, and get a peek at what the future holds for editor updates to WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
  • FSE Program Testing Call #25: Let’s start from the beginning: Get in on this latest call for testing before the feedback window closes on August 23.
  • WordPress 6.3 “Lionel”: And finally, WordPress 6.3 was released last week. When submitting bug reports, please consider the official test report guidelines, and remember that the WordPress Beta Tester plugin has a handy “Report a Bug” button that works even if you’re running the 6.3 release version 🎉.

And we received one participant-submitted announcement:

Open Floor 💬

WCUS 2023 Contributor Day

Volunteers were asked to step forward to help facilitate the Test table, both in person and remotely on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. @ironprogrammer volunteered to help lead in person at the event, but at the time of this writing there was no clear lead for coordinating contributors online in Slack. Contributors wishing to help are asked to comment below or raise their hand in Slack.

The remote session for Contributor Day is scheduled to begin at 2023-08-24 10:00 EDT in the #contributor-day channel. For more details, see the Test Team at WCUS 2023 post.

Test Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. Nominations

It was shared that the nomination process for the next Test Team Reps would begin soon, and team members were encouraged to help identify and nominate individuals who might be a good fit for the role (even themselves). [Ed. note: the 2023-24 call for nominations has been published.]

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on 22 August 2023 at 16:00 UTC for <test-triage> in #core-test.

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#fse-outreach-experiment, #meeting-notes

Test Chat Summary: 23 May 2023

On 23 May 2023 at 16:00 UTC<test-chat> started in #core-test.

Announcements 📣

  • Core Editor Improvement: Smoother Site Editing: See some of the latest updates to the editor, including revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. history for styles, templates, and template parts.
  • WP Briefing: Episode 56: What to Know About WordPress Playground: Learn more about experiments surrounding the ever-growing WordPress Playground, and what coding and testing accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) opportunities this exciting project is making possible.
  • What’s new in Gutenberg 15.8? (May 17): Get the latest scoop on what’s recently shipped in 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/.
  • WordPress 6.2.2 Security Release: This rapid-response security release addresses a shortcodes regression from 6.2.1, and further improves security around this feature.
  • FSE Program Testing Call #23: Rapid Revamp: Follow along with this #fse-outreach-experiment to test features planned for the 6.3 release. With clear instructions on setup and what to test, both experienced and new contributors to testing will find this an interesting way to test and explore new features.

And last, but not least:

  • WordPress’s 20th Anniversary: WordPress turns 20 this Saturday, 27 May! Celebrate this historic milestone with others from around the WordPress world!

@oglekler also invited everyone to take part in the Day 15: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign.

Open Floor 💬

wp-now Package

@ironprogrammer drew attention to the recent release of wp-now (npm package), part of the WordPress Playground project. He noted that wp-now works with Node.js, and could be a possible replacement for wp-env. He gave an example of having navigated to a 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 source directory and running wp-now start, which quickly launched a new WordPress site to test the plugin.

@ironprogrammer mentioned that the utility could be a fast way for contributors to get set up for testing or development, and referred to WCEU as a possible testing ground for test contributors to try it out.

@oglekler provided a link to a MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. event that featured Playground, occurring shortly after Test Chat.

@ironprogrammer then shared his plans to draft wp-now setup instructions to propose for addition to the Test Handbook, and asked the team to try out the utility and report any blockers or challenges they encounter.

@boniu91 asked if PRs and patches could be applied to sites running on wp-now. @ironprogrammer confirmed having tested with plugin repos, but that testing with the wordpress-develop repo would be important before recommending it for broader Test Team use.

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on 30 May 2023 at 16:00 UTC for <test-triage> in #core-test.

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Props @costdev for peer review of this post.

#meeting-notes

Test Chat Summary: 9 May 2023

On 9 May 2023 at 16:00 UTC<test-chat> started in #core-test.

Announcements 📣

  • WP Briefing: Episode 55: Happy Anniversary, WordPress!: Celebrating 20 years this month, take a look back on how WordPress has been shaped by its amazing open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. community.
  • FSE Program Build a Block Theme Summary: Check out the highlights from the most recent block theme experiment.
  • WordPress 6.2.1 Planning: This minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. brings an important bugfix to 6.2. Consider taking part in testing the RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. (today) or the final release next week.
  • Let’s talk: WordPress Core & Artificial Intelligence: Have you been following recent happenings in the world of AI and LLMs? Contribute to the discussion around how these important technologies fit with the WordPress open source project.

And a reminder:

Focal Groups 🧪

E2E

@ironprogrammer highlighted that the PR to prerelease Playwright test utils — aka @wordpress/e2e-test-utils-playwright — has been merged, and is slated for release with 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/ 15.8 🎉. He noted that this facilitates inclusion of the package in other test suites, and expressed hope that it would eventually contribute toward improved E2E coverage in WordPress.

@oglekler wondered how well Playwright worked in WP admin, outside of the editor context. She referred to reports of Quick Edit rows disappearing after an update, and whether an E2E test could help identify this.

@ironprogrammer clarified that the release of the @wordpress/e2e-test-utils-playwright package was in response to several requests from community members who wished to use it, and encouraged continued exploration regarding previous discussions about Cypress.

Next Meeting 🗓

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

Are you interested in helping write Test chat summaries like this one? Volunteer at the start of the next <test-chat> and earn some props!

Props @juhise for peer review of this post.

#meeting-notes