In the previous Selenium posts we saw how to use the selenium IDE for testing web pages. In this post we will see how to extend the Selenium IDE by adding our own custom commands.
Selenium IDE offers many useful commands (often called Selenese) for testing purposes. You use this sequence of commands to create various tests. But many times these commands are not sufficient and you need to add your own custom commands. For example a reader recently requested on how to input unique email ids for testing. Of course you can easily do this using the Selenium RC server and a language like PHP or Java. But we want to accomplish this in the IDE itself.