[wp-edu] Automated Testing of Updates

Ken Newquist newquisk at lafayette.edu
Thu Mar 28 13:23:42 UTC 2013

On Mar 27, 2013, at 2:27 PM, Jeff VanDrimmelen wrote:

> I am wondering if anyone has any good protocol/plugins/etc. for testing updates to plugins/themes across large multisite installations.  Right now I am doing testing by hand, but it get's tedious and I'm sure I am going to miss some things.  
> Ideally I'd love to create some tests that run and report back if things are working or not working. But any automation I can do at all would be great.  

We're working on a suite of Selenium scripts for Drupal to do exactly this, and plan on doing that for WordPress as well. We don't have a timeline for this, but I'm hoping to have it done by the end of the summer.  We've recently moved to managing our WordPress installations with git; now that updates are a lot easier the next big time saving step is automating testing.

Ken Newquist
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