Drupal: Using SimplyTest.Me

SimplyTest.Me is an easy tool, made by Patrick Drotleff, you can use to “Simply Test” any Drupal Distribution, Module, or Theme. As you may know it takes several minutes to set up a local Drupal installation, you may even encounter problems. Instead, you can use SimplyTest.Me which has many benefits over setting up a local install of Drupal for testing purposes:

  1. Speed: All it takes is a few clicks here and there, and you will have your Drupal install ready in less than 2 minutes.
  2. Experimenting: You can quickly try out any distribution, module, or theme to see if you actually want to use it in your main Drupal installation.
  3. Reliability: If your local web development server is having issues, no worries, SimplyTest.Me will be available online to use at any time.
  4. Mobility: Not at your local development machine? You can test Drupal on just about every computer with internet access.
  5. Testing: Under the Advanced Options, you can link to a patch. This patch will automatically be applied to the Drupal install. This makes it much easier to review patches.


Note: All Drupal sandboxes are temporary and will have a time limit of 30 minutes.

This blog post was created with a video, for GCI, to explain the benefits of using SimplyTest.Me over a local install of Drupal.

Author: Akshay Kalose

A teenager, who is interested in Computer Science, Information Technology, Programming, Web Designing, Engineering and Physical Sciences.

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