As a developer, if we work on developing the theme or contributing the WordPressWordPress WordPress (WordPress.org) is a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL that is usually used with the MySQL or MariaDB database servers but can also use the SQLite database engine. by testing themes from the wp.org then we need the theme unit test data.

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Why do we need the Theme Unit Test Data? Why do we need the Theme Unit Test Data?

If you think why do we need the theme unit test data for testing? We can create it manually.

Yes, We can create it manually but, Why to re-invent the wheel?

The theme unit test data contain all the test cases like how the theme looks if:

  • The post title is too long.
  • The post has no title.
  • The post has a lot of comments.
  • etc.

Import the Theme Unit Test Data with Plugin Import the Theme Unit Test Data with Plugin

We have a free WordPress plugin “Sample Data” which provides the theme and plugins sample data with one click.

We can import various plugins sample data with one click. Plugins are including WooCommerce, BBPress, etc.

Sample Data plugin also provides the Theme Unit Test Data with one click.

Check the below quick video:

Importing Theme Unit Test Data with the “Sample Data” plugin.

Manually Import the Theme Unit Test Data Manually Import the Theme Unit Test Data

We can able to import the theme unit test data without using any plugin.

To import the theme unit test data manuall we need the XML file of theme unit test data. And from the Tools > Import we can able to import it.

Let’s go with below steps to import the theme unit test data manually:

  1. Download the themeunittestdata.wordpress.xml from the GitHub repository WPTRT/theme-unit-test
  2. Goto Tools > Import from WordPress backend.
  3. Select the downloaded XML file from your computer.
  4. Click on Upload file and import.
  5. Check the Download and import file attachments box and click submit.
  6. Done!

Import Theme Unit Test Data with WP CLI Import Theme Unit Test Data with WP CLI

If you have set up the WP CLI setup then you can able to import the theme unit test data with the WP CLI command.

If you have not installed WP CLI on your system then react How to install WP CLI? Also, Do you want to see all the WP CLI commands? If yes, then check the WP CLI cheat sheet for reference.

WP CLI provides the wp import command which imports the data from the XML file.

Use the below command to import the theme unit test data:

wp import D:\downloads\themeunittestdata.wordpress.xml --authors=create

Conclusion Conclusion

While developing the theme or testing the theme from wp.org, We need the theme unit test data. We can import theme unit test data with the help of Sample Data plugin, by manual import or using the WP CLI command.

Let’s try it yourself and share your thoughts in a comment.

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