At iThemes we officially support the latest and previous WordPress version for our plugins. This means we end up running our automated test suite across three versions, for instance right now we’re testing against WordPress 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6-beta. Sometimes when WordPress makes a change, we need to write tests to ensure compatibility. But it […]
At iThemes we use Codeception / WP-Browser to run our automated tests. I’ve described our setup in more detail in an earlier blog post, but the important bit to know for this post is that we use the Official WordPress Docker image as the base of our tests. The WordPress docker image only creates tags […]
This year I’ve started to use Codeception as an alternative to vanilla PHPUnit for testing WordPress plugins. I’m using the fantastic WP-Browser library written by Luca Tumedei. It makes writing WordPress acceptance tests sane by providing a suite of Codeception Modules to load WordPress and simulate WordPress APIs. At iThemes we host all of our […]
Last year I wrote about developing custom tables in WordPress using my library IronBound-DB. Custom Tables in WordPress Today I’m releasing the beta of version 2.0 of that library which brings a lot of changes to make the library a lot easier to work with. It’s modeled after Laravel’s Eloquent – an Active Record pattern.