[wp-edu] Automated Testing of Updates

Jeff VanDrimmelen jeffvand at unc.edu
Thu Mar 28 13:25:34 UTC 2013

That is kind of what we were thinking as well.  If we decide to go that route we will certainly share with others. 



On Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 8:23 AM Thursday, March28, Ken Newquist wrote:

> 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.
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