Installation of Selenium IDE
What you need
- Mozilla Firefox
- Active Internet Connection
If you do not have Mozilla Firefox yet, you can download it from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new.
Steps 1) Launch Firefox and navigate to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/selenium-ide/. Click on Add to Firefox
Steps 2) Wait until Firefox completes the download and then click “Add.“
Steps 3) Once install is complete, you will get a confirmation message. Click “OK”
Steps 4) Click on the Selenium IDE icon
Selenium IDE will open
Firefox DevTools in Firefox
Firefox DevTools is a Firefox feature that we will use to inspect the HTML elements of the web application under test. It will provide us the name of the element that our Selenese command would act upon.
Step 1) Right click anywhere on the page and select Inspect Element. You can also use shortcut Cntrl + Shift + I
Step 2) You will see the Interface
Step 3) You can right click on an element and chose CSS or XPath. This is useful in object identification
Note: Likewise, you can also use Developer Tools in Chrome to identify object properties
Selenium IDE was deprecated, and the development had stopped. Only recently the project has been resurrected. The new Selenium lacks many features compared to the deprecated IDE. Features are being added but at a slow pace. To explore all the features of Selenium IDE, we recommend you use the old version. To use the old version of IDE
Step 1) Use Firefox 54 Portable Version check here
Step 2) Visit Selenium IDE version https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/selenium-ide/versions/ and install
The following features may not be available in latest IDE version. We will keep updating the tutorials as the new version is updated.
Selenium IDE can support additional Firefox add-ons or plugins created by other users. You can visit here for a list of Selenium add-ons available to date. Install them just as you do with other Firefox add-ons.
By default, Selenium IDE comes bundled with 4 plugins:
1. Selenium IDE: C# Formatters
2. Selenium IDE: Java Formatters
3. Selenium IDE: Python Formatters
4. Selenium IDE: Ruby Formatters
These four plugins are required by Selenium IDE to convert Selenese into different formats.
The Plugins tab shows a list of all your installed add-ons, together with the version number and name of the creator of each.
- Selenium Core extensions (user-extensions.js)
- Selenium IDE extensions
You will be able to find tons of user extensions here.