How to be a beta tester

From time to time, as the developers of MDN's Kuma platform make changes to the site, we provide early access to those new features to members who have opted in to be beta testers. As is typical with any "beta" test, features might not work properly in some situations.

Opt-in to beta testing

  1. While logged in to MDN, hover over the gravatar in the top navigation bar.
  2. In the menu that appears, click the Edit profile button.
    Shows location of the user's profile link in the top navigation
    This opens the profile page in edit mode.
  3. Tick the checkbox for Beta tester.
    Shows the location of the Beta Tester checkbox
  4. Click the Publish button at the bottom of the profile page.
    Shows the location of the Publish button on a user's profile page

Opt-out of beta testing

  1. While logged in to MDN, click your avatar in the top navigation bar. This takes you to your profile page.
  2. Click the Edit button. This opens the profile page in edit mode.
  3. Clear the checkbox for Beta tester.
  4. Click the Publish button.

Give feedback about a beta test

There are two ways you can give feedback about a beta test:

  • Share qualitative feedback on the MDN discussion forum. Add a post to the Beta feedback thread.  Or,
  • File a bug, using the following steps:
  1. Create an account on Bugzilla if you don't already have one.
  2. Open a bug report in Bugzilla for MDN.
  3. Include the word "beta" in the Summary field to help MDN developers filter and triage incoming bugs.
  4. Fill out the bug report form to the best of your ability. Be as detailed as possible.
  5. Click the Submit button.