Documentation for Theme Unit Tests is at http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Unit_Test
Did it all through the Mac terminal…
Pre-requisites: Homebrew, homebrew’s mysql package ( brew install mysql ), and homebrew’s php55 package. Ask if you have trouble installing them.
Documentation for wp-cli is at http://wp-cli.org/
curl -kL https://raw.github.com/wp-cli/builds/gh-pages/phar/wp-cli.phar > wp-cli.phar php wp-cli.phar --info chmod +x wp-cli.phar sudo mv wp-cli.phar /usr/local/bin/wp wp --info
Creating a WordPress install
mkdir wp-trt cd wp-trt/ wp core download wp core config --dbname=wp-trt --dbuser=root wp db create wp core install --url=http://localhost:6789 --title=WPTRT --admin_user=danny --admin_password=blastworth --email@example.com nohup php -S localhost:6789 &* I was getting an error recently with a fresh install of mysql from homebrew, saying a database connection can not be established, during the `wp core install` step. After creating the symlinks as shown here, it worked.
Installing theme unit tests
curl -O https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/demo/theme-unit-test-data.xml wp plugin install wordpress-importer --activate wp import ./theme-unit-test-data.xml --authors=create rm theme-unit-test-data.xml