Open source web testing tool
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This is the Home page for WET's documentation. There is plenty of help available for WET which is spread across different sections in the website (and some of them are on our project site - openqa). This page captures a list of the various help related topics
Install Guide

Please read this immediately after downloading WET. This guide will help you to complete the installation of WET succesfully

Click the Install guide link to reach there.
 Quickstart tutorial

There is a quickstart guide which can be used as a simple tutorial. This tutorial attempts to help you get started with WET using a simple google based example.

Click here to go to the tutorial page.
User guide

The user guide has more detailed explanations for the most commonly used aspects of WET. This is expected to be a concise (not a detailed) guide to using wet

Click here to see the user guide.

WET's community driven Wiki is here. If you have not been able to find the help that you were looking for from the previous links, then there is a good chance you'll find it here. Being driven by the community, the wiki gets update quite frequently and new topics are constantly added here.


The FAQ section captures the typical how to sort of questions. Most of the questions that get asked when one starts using WET appear here.

The FAQ can be reached by clicking here
Commonly faced problems

This is somewhat similar to the FAQ section. The only difference is that the FAQ captures questions regarding 'how to' use WET, whereas this section captures the known issues, commonly faced problems and how to workaround these problems.

Click here to view the commonly face problems page
Bug tracker

WET tracks its bugs using Jira, a popular issue tracking system. This is a good place to hunt to find more information about problems that you are facing.

The issue tracker is here
Community forum support

WET is backed by a community of testers. If none of the above links helped you get your question answered, then the community forum is your best bet (and most likely a sure one) to get your questions answered. Click here to go to the community forum.

Articles and whitepapers

In addition to information specific to WET, you can find useful articles that relate to WET's testing methodologies in the Articles and whitepapers section

WET is a opensource automated web testing tool which uses Watir as the library to drive web pages. WET drives an IE Browser directly and so the automated testing done using WET is equivalent to how a user would drive the web pages. WET extends the scripting abilities of Watir and also offers the convenience of recorders. It is licensed under LGPL and BSD style open source licenses.