Top 9 Software Testing WordPress Plugins for Developers and Testers
Check out the top software testing plugins from WordPress.
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WordPress is no longer just another content management system. Since its inception 15 years ago, it has come a long way and has established itself as a market leader. With WordPress 4.9 alone been downloaded 20 million times, it becomes important to make sure that the user experience is on point.
And what is the most popular, and probably the only, way to ensure that? Well, it definitely is testing! Testing your website before handing it over to the users is no longer optional. With the advent of a lot of recent browsers and mobile devices, the graph has registered a further rise.
Well, the good news is that, like for everything else, WordPress has a lot of cool plugins for testing. It does not lack even here and stays updated with a lot of plugins for the assistance of testers and developers. Here, we have compiled a comprehensive list of top nine WordPress plugins for developers and testers. Let's take a look.
Usersnap Classic is probably one of the best WordPress plugins for bug tracking. The plugin can easily help the testers keep a track of bugs and save a lot of time. The plugin may even be used to capture browser screenshots along with visual bug reports. You may further explain and send these captured screenshots of browser along with the bug reports to Usersnap or any of the bug tracking or project management tools that you already are using.
Use the Sandbox plugin to readily test plugin upgrades, theme changes, setting changes, or even complete WordPress upgrades! How cool is that?! In two quick clicks of a mouse, the plugin creates an entire testing site using your existing hosting provider. No longer do you need to copy any of the available complex local test setups. As if that were not enough, the plugin also allows you to create multiple sandboxes in case you want to test different iterations of your website.
A fully functional and self-sufficient WordPress plugin for testing your WordPress website for cross browser compatibility, LambdaTest plugin is one of the must-have plugins today. Make use of the plugin to capture full page screenshots and keep a track of the cross browser compatibility issues. Not just that, the tool makes sure that you do not have to worry about how your website performs across various mobile browsers right from the WordPress admin panels.
4. Browser Test
Browser Test is a popular plugin used for cross-browser testing. Available for free installation, the plugin allows the developers and testers to test their website on various real browsers without any issues. Apart from that, you may employ the plugin to test your WordPress website for mobile compatibility, as it gives you a real-time access to a lot of mobile browsers, too. The plugin works well with 3.3 or higher versions of WordPress.
The SitePush plugin has been designed to let the users generate copies of the website data to later transfer it to another server for testing. Although the plugin does not work very well with Windows platform and takes a bit longer to get installed, it is amazing to work with. The copy of your website generated by the tool can be tested by clicking all the links to make sure that they are connected as expected. You may also test other basic functionality like contact forms, for instance, and make sure that your website works well.
6. Theme Check
Yet, another great WordPress plugin for testers and developers is the Theme Check plugin. The plugin provides you with an alternate route to test your theme. The procedure for testing has been inclined as per the latest standards for theme review. Another interesting point to note here is that the plugin lets you run all the automated testing tools used by WordPress.org for theme submissions.
The user interface is easy to grasp and understand. The entire testing process is run through an admin menu followed by the display of all the results. If you are a developer or a tester looking for a way to make sure that your theme lives up to the expectations of the clients and is in compliance with the latest WordPress trends, then this is what you need.
7. TrackDuck Visual Feedback With Screenshots
TrackDuck is an exclusive WordPress plugin that readily takes care of all of your feedback needs as a tester or a developer. Use the plugin to obtain timely feedback on mockups and step your game up. This is followed by the feedback for the development phase. The plugin is a wonderful tool that lets you interact with your clients or customers become a part of the process and monitor it thus facilitating the testing process indirectly. You may even manage the feedback the way you are comfortable. Do it via email or even the TrackDuck interface if you feel like.
8. Beta Flags
The Beta Flags plugin lets developers manage the release of new features of their website. No longer do they need to execute a piece of code as soon as it is deployed to the production environment. Simply wrap it up in a beta flag conditional and make your job super easy. You may activate it from the back end later or simultaneously. The plugin follows the model of A/B Testing roughly and is fun to work with.
9. NS Cloner
The NS Cloner plugin can be used to prepare copies your website’s content in one go for testing. However, the tool works with multisite installations only. It works quite fast as compared to some of the other plugins with similar features and has received a lot of positive reviews from renowned developers and testers.
Well, these were the top nine WordPress plugins for developers and testers. Even if you are not a professional developer or tester, you can make use of these plugins to see how your personal travel blog or cookery website loads at the user end. How does that sound? WordPress is all about quick and easy website development if you do not have an expertise in coding. These testing assistance plugins are an extension of the same concept. After all, there is a reason behind it ruling the CMS market with 60 percent market share. Explore them all today!
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