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Selenium: Basic Automation with Plugin

private-devops-basics-testing | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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Selenium is an open-source web application testing framework for automating functional tests.

Selenium IDE is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Selenium tests. It is implemented as a Firefox/Chrome extension that allows a user to record, edit, and debug tests.

Selenium IDE extension is installed in the Firefox browser of the lab Kali (kali-gui) machine. 

A WordPress (wordpress) instance is also present in the lab. The credentials provided below can be used to log in to the WordPress portal: 


Objective: Automate the following activities using the Selenium IDE.

  1. Login into WordPress portal as admin.
  2. Add a new admin user to WordPress.

  3. Publish a new post from the new admin user (created in the previous task)

  • The WordPress instance can be accessed on "wordpress"
  • The selenium IDE test solution project is kept on the Desktop of the Kali machine (/root/Desktop/selenium-test.side)

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