Running DrupalCI Locally

This page helps you set up your own instance of the Drupal Testbot for your own local testing purposes. Please be advised that these instructions are written for Unix-like environments in mind.

Using as a project demo

Evaluate Drupal projects online

Target audience: Drupal project maintainers.

On Drupal project pages you might find a 'Try a demonstration' link to evaluate it. A good project demo is one where you can fiddle with the settings and for this you need to provide admin access in a temporary sandbox. This is where comes in handy by allowing anyone to create a temporary Drupal website with any module, theme or distribution.

Configure Environment Indicator 7.x-2.x

Note that the Environment Indicator (envindicator) project was a complete rewrite of Environmental Indicator. This project has been incorporated back into Environment Indicator (environment_indicator) as part of the 7.x-2.x branch.

Key differences with the 7.x-1.x release:

  • You can configure all your indicators from one place.
  • You can position your indicator to not to interfere with your design.
  • You can control permissions per environment. This way you can show the indicator for anonymous users in all the environments except for production.
  • You can export your configurations to code and include them in GIT.
  • It can be used on dynamically generated environments.
  • Your site builders won't need to access your settings.php.
  • It's integrated with the features module.
  • It's integrated with the Toolbar module.
  • Integration with Admin menu module.

Configure Environment Indicator 6.x-1.x & 7.x-1.x

The Environment Indicator settings page allows you to modify some elements of the indicator's behaviour and appearance. Individual settings, such as the text to display and the colour can be overridden for each of your specific environments in the site's settings.php file. This allows you to customise the indicator for each of your environments without needing to make any changes in the database. This means that the Environment Indicator will always display correctly when moving your site from development to staging to production.

Environment indicator

This module will help you to keep sane while working on your different environments by adding a configurable color bar to each one of your environments. The Environment Indicator adds a coloured bar on the site informing you which environment you're currently in (Development, Staging, Production etc). This is incredibly useful if you have multiple environments for each of your sites, and like me, are prone to forgetting which version of the site you are currently looking at.

This module can help you avoid making configuration changes to your live server by mistake by adding a coloured strip to the side of your site, clearly marking each version of the site.

Hopefully your project has several of the following environments. By placing an indicator you will know with a glance where you are testing that last code, that you're about to configure the right environment, etc.

Environment/Tier Name Description
Local Developer's desktop/workstation
Virtual Machine VM hosted on developers desktop or possibly development server
Development Development server aka sandbox
Integration CI build target, or for developer testing of side effects

Contributor task: Manually do accessibility testing of a patch for a Drupal issue

On this page:

To get help completing this task, see the Getting help completing your task page. The #drupal-accessibility irc channel might have people in it to chat with about coding and accessibility issues and extensions in Drupal.


From an accessibility point of view, manually test a patch (software fix) for a reported Drupal issue to verify that it resolves the issue and does not cause other regressions (new bugs). The Accessibility section of the core gates documentation page has more information.

Skills needed

Some familiarity with the module, theme, or task is helpful, but not required. You will also need to apply a patch to a test site.


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