Selenium/Getting Started/Create a simple test

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This tutorial will assume that you are running tests from your machine, targeting MediaWiki-Docker.

A similar example is available as 5 and 17 minute videos. For more examples see Selenium/How-to/Create the first test in a repository page and Selenium/Reference/Example Code.

Let's write a new simple test for MediaWiki Core. For example, Special:SpecialPages is one of the rare pages that does not have Edit link. Let's write a test to check that.


Following code is available at gerrit:345378.

A new test file should be created:


'use strict';

const assert = require( 'assert' ),
	SpecialPages = require( '../pageobjects/' );

describe( 'Special:SpecialPages', function () {
	it( 'should not have Edit link', function () {;
		assert( !SpecialPages.edit.isExisting() );
	} );
} );

A new page object file should be created:


'use strict';

const Page = require( 'wdio-mediawiki/Page' );

class SpecialPages extends Page {

	get edit() { return $( '#ca-edit a[accesskey="e"]' ); }

	open() {
		super.openTitle( 'Special:SpecialPages' );

module.exports = new SpecialPages();

Run Selenium tests[edit]

To run all tests, run this from MediaWiki Core folder:

npm run selenium-test

To run just the new test file:

npm run selenium-test -- --spec tests/selenium/specs/specialpages.js