Setup a testing environment with PHPUnit
Follow the setup steps for Varying Vagrant Vagrants. If you’re having trouble I recommend starting 100% fresh (uninstall and delete everything including VirtualBox). For this walk-through we’re going to start from scratch:
1. Install VVV
Follow the setup instructions — don’t forget to install VirtualBox and Vagrant first! For this tutorial I’m going to assume you’ve installed into
2. Set up Timber for tests
Navigate into the
www directory and clone Timber…
$ cd ~/vagrant-local/www/ $ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:timber/timber.git
3. Install WordPress’s Development Version
VVV no longer installs the development version of WordPress by default so we have to re-provision with it enabled. Edit
vvv-custom.yml and find this line:
wordpress-trunk: skip_provisioning: true # provisioning this one takes longer, so it's disabled by default
wordpress-trunk: skip_provisioning: false # provisioning this one takes longer, so it's disabled by default
Now re-provision Vagrant
$ vagrant halt && vagrant up --provision
Warning: this one will take a while.
4. Configure WordPress tests
/wordpress-trunk/public_html/wp-tests-config.php. Assuming you’re using VVV’s defaults, we just need to specify how to access the database:
define( 'DB_NAME', 'wordpress_unit_tests' ); define( 'DB_USER', 'root' ); define( 'DB_PASSWORD', 'root' );
5. Install WordPress tests
SSH into Vagrant to install Timber’s tests and run them
$ vagrant ssh
Now, navigate to where you installed Timber via Git:
$ cd /srv/www/timber
And install the tests!
$ bin/install-wp-tests.sh wordpress_tests root root
All done! Now, the fun part (and the only part you have to do in the future when writing/running tests)
6. Run the tests!
Connect to your Vagrant instance trough SSH (if you’re not already):
$ vagrant ssh
Now wait for it to bring you into the virtual box from the virtual environment…
$ cd /srv/www/timber $ composer install $ phpunit
You should see a bunch of gobbledygook across your screen (the whole process will take about 4 mins.), but we should see that WordPress is testing successfully. Hurrah! For more info, check out the Handbook on Automated Testing.
Now we get to the good stuff. You can add tests to the
timber/tests directory. Any new features should be covered by tests. You can be a hero and help write tests for existing methods and functionality.
- You may need to setup authorization between VVV and GitHub. Just follow the prompts to create a token if that interrupts the
You may have memory problems with Composer. In case that happens, here’s the script I run:
sudo /bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024 sudo /sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1 sudo /sbin/swapon /var/swap.1