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  • autoLogin plugin added. Allows to log in once and reuse browser session. When session expires - automatically logs in again. Can persist session between runs by saving cookies to file.
  • Fixed Maximum stack trace issue in retryFailedStep plugin.
  • Added locate() function into the interactive shell.
  • [WebDriver] Disabled smartWait for interactive shell.
  • [Appium] Updated methods to use for mobile locators
    • waitForElement
    • waitForVisible
    • waitForInvisible
  • Helper and page object generators no longer update config automatically. Please add your page objects and helpers manually.


  • [Puppeteer] Improved handling of connection with remote browser using Puppeteer by @martomo
  • [WebDriver] Updated to webdriverio 5.2.2 by @martomo
  • Interactive pause improvements by @davertmik
    • Disable retryFailedStep plugin in in interactive mode
    • Removes Interface: parseInput while in interactive pause
  • [ApiDataFactory] Improvements
    • added fetchId config option to override id retrieval from payload
    • added onRequest config option to update request in realtime
    • added returnId config option to return ids of created items instead of items themvelves
    • added headers config option to override default headers.
    • added a new chapter into DataManagement
  • [REST] Added onRequest config option


  • Fixed creating project with codecept init.
  • Fixed error while installing webdriverio@5.
  • Added code beautifier for generated configs.
  • [WebDriver] Updated to webdriverio 5.1.0


  • [WebDriver] Breaking Change. Updated to webdriverio v5. New helper WebDriver helper introduced.

    • Upgrade plan:

      1. Install latest webdriverio
      npm install webdriverio@5 --save
      1. Replace WebDriverIO => WebDriver helper name in config.
      2. Read webdriverio changelog. If you were using webdriver API in your helpers, upgrade accordingly.
      3. We made WebDriver helper to be compatible with old API so no additional changes required.

      If you face issues using webdriverio v5 you can still use webdriverio 4.x and WebDriverIO helper. Make sure you have webdriverio: ^4.0 installed.

    • Known issues: attachFile doesn't work with proxy server.

  • [Appium] Breaking Change. Updated to use webdriverio v5 as well. See upgrade plan ↑

  • [REST] Breaking Change. Replaced unirest library with axios.

    • Upgrade plan:

      1. Refer to axios API.
      2. If you were using unirest requests/responses in your tests change them to axios format.
  • Breaking Change. Generators support in tests removed. Use async/await in your tests

  • Using codecept.conf.js as default configuration format

  • Fixed "enametoolong" error when saving screenshots for data driven tests by @PeterNgTr

  • Updated NodeJS to 10 in Docker image

  • [Pupeteer] Add support to use WSEndpoint. Allows to execute tests remotely. [See #1350] by @gabrielcaires (

  • In interactive shell [Enter] goes to next step. Improvement by @PeterNgTr.

  • I.say accepts second parameter as color to print colorful comments. Improvement by @PeterNgTr.

I.say('This is red', 'red'); //red is used
I.say('This is blue', 'blue'); //blue is used
I.say('This is by default'); //cyan is used
  • Fixed allure reports for multi session testing by @PeterNgTr
  • Fixed allure reports for hooks by @PeterNgTr


  • [Puppeteer] dragSlider action added by @PeterNgTr
  • [Puppeteer] Fixed opening browser in shell mode by @allenhwkim
  • [Puppeteer] Fixed making screenshot on additional sessions by @PeterNgTr. Fixes #1266
  • Added --invert option to run-multiple command by @LukoyanovE
  • Fixed steps in Allure reports by @PeterNgTr
  • Add option output to customize output directory in stepByStepReport plugin. By @fpsthirty
  • Changed type definition of PageObjects to get auto completion by @rhicu
  • Fixed steps output for async/arrow functions in CLI by @LukoyanovE. See #1329


  • Add require param to main config. Allows to require Node modules before executing tests. By @LukoyanovE. For example:
    • Use ts-node/register to register TypeScript parser
    • Use should to register should-style assertions
"require": ["ts-node/register", "should"]
  • [WebDriverIO] Fix timeouts definition to be compatible with W3C drivers. By @LukoyanovE
  • Fixed: exception in Before block w/ Mocha causes test not to report failure. See #1292 by @PeterNgTr
  • Command run-parallel now accepts --override flag. Thanks to @ClemCB
  • Fixed Allure report with Before/BeforeSuite/After/AfterSuite steps. By @PeterNgTr
  • Added RUN_MULTIPLE env variable to Docker config. Allows to run tests in parallel inside a container. Thanks to @PeterNgTr
  • [Mochawesome] Fixed showing screenshot on failure. Fix by @PeterNgTr
  • Fixed running tests filtering by tag names defined via Scenario.tag()


  • autoDelay plugin added. Adds tiny delay before and after an action so the page could react to actions performed.
  • [Puppeteer] improvements by @luismanuel001
    • click no longer waits for navigation
    • clickLink method added. Performs a click and waits for navigation.
  • Bootstrap scripts to be started only for run command and ignored on list, def, etc. Fix by @LukoyanovE


  • Groups renamed to Tags for compatibility with BDD layer
  • Test and suite objects to contain tags property which can be accessed from internal API
  • Fixed adding tags for Scenario Outline in BDD
  • Added tag() method to ScenarioConfig and FeatureConfig:
Scenario('update user profile', () => {
  // test goes here
  • Fixed attaching Allure screenshot on exception. Fix by @DevinWatson
  • Improved type definitions for custom steps. By @Akxe
  • Fixed setting multiple.parallel.chunks as environment variable in config. See #1238 by @ngadiyak


  • Fixed setting config for plugins (inclunding setting outputDir for allure) by @jplegoff


  • Added plugins option to run-multiple
  • Minor output fixes
  • Added Type Definition for Helper class by @Akxe
  • Fixed extracing devault extension in generators by @Akxe


  • Allure Reporter Integration. Full inegration with Allure Server. Get nicely looking UI for tests,including steps, nested steps, and screenshots. Thanks Natarajan Krishnamurthy @krish for sponsoring this feature.
  • Plugins API introduced. Create custom plugins for CodeceptJS by hooking into event dispatcher, and using promise recorder.
  • Official CodeceptJS plugins added:
    • stepByStepReport - creates nicely looking report to see test execution as a slideshow. Use this plugin to debug tests in headless environment without recording a video.
    • allure - Allure reporter added as plugin.
    • screenshotOnFail - saves screenshot on fail. Replaces similar functionality from helpers.
    • retryFailedStep - to rerun each failed step.
  • [Puppeteer] Fix executeAsyncScript unexpected token by @jonathanz
  • Added override option to run-multiple command by @svarlet



  • Interactve Shell improvements for pause()
    • Added next command for step-by-step debug when using pause().
    • Use After(pause); in a to start interactive console after last step.
  • [Puppeteer] Updated to Puppeteer 1.6.0
    • Added waitForRequest to wait for network request.
    • Added waitForResponse to wait for network response.
  • Improved TypeScript definitions to support custom steps and page objects. By @xt1
  • Fixed XPath detection to accept XPath which starts with ./ by @BenoitZugmeyer


  • BDD-Gherkin: Fixed running async steps.
  • [Puppeteer] Fixed process hanging for 30 seconds. Page loading timeout default via getPageTimeout set 0 seconds.
  • [Puppeteer] Improved displaying client-side console messages in debug mode.
  • [Puppeteer] Fixed closing sessions in restart:false mode for multi-session mode.
  • [Protractor] Fixed grabPopupText to not throw error popup is not opened.
  • [Protractor] Added info on using 'direct' Protractor driver to helper documentation by @xt1.
  • [WebDriverIO] Added a list of all special keys to WebDriverIO helper by @davertmik and @xt1.
  • Improved TypeScript definitions generator by @xt1


Basic feature file:

Feature: Business rules
  In order to achieve my goals
  As a persona
  I want to be able to interact with a system

  Scenario: do anything in my life
    Given I need to open Google

Step definition:

const I = actor();

Given('I need to open Google', () => {

Run it with --features --steps flag:

codeceptjs run --steps --features

  • Brekaing Chnage run command now uses relative path + test name to run exactly one test file.

Previous behavior (removed):

codeceptjs run basic_test.js

Current behavior (relative path to config + a test name)

codeceptjs run tests/basic_test.js

This change allows using auto-completion when running a specific test.

  • Nested steps output enabled for page objects.
    • to see high-level steps only run tests with --steps flag.
    • to see PageObjects implementation run tests with --debug.
  • PageObjects simplified to remove _init() extra method. Try updated generators and see updated guide.
  • [Puppeteer] Multiple sessions enabled. Requires Puppeteer >= 1.5
  • [Puppeteer] Stability improvement. Waits for for load event on page load. This strategy can be changed in config:
    • waitForNavigation config option introduced. Possible options: load, domcontentloaded, networkidle0, networkidle2. See Puppeteer API
    • getPageTimeout config option to set maximum navigation time in milliseconds. Default is 30 seconds.
    • waitForNavigation method added. Explicitly waits for navigation to be finished.
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Puppeteer][Nightmare] Possible BC grabTextFrom unified. Return a text for single matched element and an array of texts for multiple elements.
  • [Puppeteer]Fixed resizeWindow by @sergejkaravajnij
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Puppeteer][Nightmare] waitForFunction added. Waits for client-side JavaScript function to return true by @GREENpoint.
  • [Puppeteer] waitUntil deprecated in favor of waitForFunction.
  • Added filter function to DataTable.
  • Send non-nested array of files to custom parallel execution chunking by @mikecbrant.
  • Fixed invalid output directory path for run-multiple by @mikecbrant.
  • [WebDriverIO] waitUntil timeout accepts time in seconds (as all other wait* functions). Fix by @truesrc.
  • [Nightmare] Fixed grabNumberOfVisibleElements to work similarly to seeElement. Thx to @stefanschenk and Jinbo Jinboson.
  • [Protractor] Fixed alert handling error with message 'no such alert' by @truesrc.


  • Fixed running I.retry() on multiple steps.
  • Fixed parallel execution wih chunks.
  • [Puppeteer] Fixed grabNumberOfVisibleElements to return 0 instead of throwing error if no elements are found.


  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor]Multiple Sessions. Run several browser sessions in one test. Introduced session command, which opens additional browser window and closes it after a test.
Scenario('run in different browsers', (I) => {
  session('john', () => {
  • Parallel Execution by @sveneisenschmidt. Run tests in parallel specifying number of chunks:
"multiple": {
  "parallel": {
    // run in 2 processes
    "chunks": 2,
    // run all tests in chrome
    "browsers": ["chrome"]
  • Locator Builder. Write complex locators with simplest API combining CSS and XPath:
// select 'Edit' link inside 2nd row of a table
  • Dynamic configuration to update helpers config per test or per suite.
  • Added event.test.finished which fires synchronously for both failed and passed tests.
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Nightmare][Puppeteer] Full page screenshots on failure disabled by default. See issue #1600. You can enabled them with fullPageScreenshots: true, however they may work unstable in Selenium.
  • within blocks can return values. See updated documentation.
  • Removed doublt call to _init in helpers. Fixes issue #1036
  • Added scenario and feature configuration via fluent API:

Scenario('user can order in firefox', (I) => {
  // see dynamic configuration
}).config({ browser: 'firefox' })

Scenario('this test should throw error', (I) => {
  // I.amOnPage
}).throws(new Error);


  • Fixed generating TypeScript definitions with codeceptjs def.
  • Added Chinese translation ("zh-CN" and "zh-TW") by @TechQuery.
  • Fixed running tests from a different folder specified by -c option.
  • [Puppeteer] Added support for hash handling in URL by @gavoja.
  • [Puppeteer] Fixed setting viewport size by @gavoja. See Puppeteer issue


  • Docker Image updateed. See updated reference:
    • codeceptjs package is mounted as /codecept insde container
    • tests directory is expected to be mounted as /tests
    • codeceptjs global runner added (symlink to /codecept/bin/codecept.js)
  • [Protractor] Functions added by @reubenmiller:
    • _locateCheckable (only available from other helpers)
    • _locateClickable (only available from other helpers)
    • _locateFields (only available from other helpers)
    • acceptPopup
    • cancelPopup
    • dragAndDrop
    • grabBrowserLogs
    • grabCssPropertyFrom
    • grabHTMLFrom
    • grabNumberOfVisibleElements
    • grabPageScrollPosition (new)
    • rightClick
    • scrollPageToBottom
    • scrollPageToTop
    • scrollTo
    • seeAttributesOnElements
    • seeCssPropertiesOnElements
    • seeInPopup
    • seeNumberOfVisibleElements
    • switchTo
    • waitForEnabled
    • waitForValue
    • waitInUrl
    • waitNumberOfVisibleElements
    • waitToHide
    • waitUntil
    • waitUrlEquals
  • [Nightmare] added:
    • grabPageScrollPosition (new)
    • seeNumberOfVisibleElements
    • waitToHide
  • [Puppeteer] added:
    • grabPageScrollPosition (new)
  • [WebDriverIO] added"
    • grabPageScrollPosition (new)
  • [Puppeteer] Fixed running wait* functions without setting sec parameter.
  • [Puppeteer][Protractor] Fixed bug with when using an object selector with the xpath property. By @reubenmiller
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Nightmare][Puppeteer] Fixed I.switchTo(0) and I.scrollTo(100, 100) api inconsistencies between helpers.
  • [Protractor] Fixing bug when seeAttributesOnElements and seeCssPropertiesOnElement were incorrectly passing when the attributes/properties did not match by @reubenmiller
  • [WebDriverIO] Use inbuilt dragAndDrop function (still doesn't work in Firefox). By @reubenmiller
  • Support for Nightmare 3.0
  • Enable glob patterns in config.test / Codecept.loadTests by @sveneisenschmidt
  • Enable overriding of config.tests for run-multiple by @sveneisenschmidt


  • Added support for async I => functions syntax in Scenario by @APshenkin
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Puppeteer][Nightmare] waitForInvisible waits for element to hide or to be removed from page. By @reubenmiller
  • [Protractor][Puppeteer][Nightmare] Added grabCurrentUrl function. By @reubenmiller
  • [WebDriverIO] grabBrowserUrl deprecated in favor of grabCurrentUrl to unify the API.
  • [Nightmare] Improved element visibility detection by @reubenmiller
  • [Puppeteer] Fixing function calls when clearing the cookies and localstorage. By @reubenmiller
  • [Puppeteer] Added waitForEnabled, waitForValue and waitNumberOfVisibleElements methods by @reubenmiller
  • [WebDriverIO] Fixed grabNumberOfVisibleElements to return 0 when no visible elements are on page. By @michaltrunek
  • Helpers API improvements (by @reubenmiller)
    • _passed hook runs after a test passed successfully
    • _failed hook runs on a failed test
  • Hooks API. New events added by @reubenmiller:
    • event.all.before - executed before all tests
    • event.all.after - executed after all tests
    • event.multiple.before - executed before all processes in run-multiple
    • event.multiple.after - executed after all processes in run-multiple
  • Multiple execution
  • Allow AfterSuite and After test hooks to be defined after the first Scenario. By @reubenmiller
  • [Nightmare] Prevent I.amOnpage navigation if the browser is already at the given url
  • Multiple-Run: Added new bootstrapAll and teardownAll hooks to be executed before and after all processes
  • codeceptjs def command accepts --config option. By @reubenmiller


  • [Puppeteer] Rerun steps failed due to "Cannot find context with specified id" Error.
  • Added syntax to retry a single step:
// retry action once on failure

// retry action 3 times on failure

// retry action 3 times waiting for 0.1 second before next try
I.retry({ retries: 3, minTimeout: 100 }).see('Hello');

// retry action 3 times waiting no more than 3 seconds for last retry
I.retry({ retries: 3, maxTimeout: 3000 }).see('Hello');

// retry 2 times if error with message 'Node not visible' happens
  retries: 2,
  when: err => err.message === 'Node not visible'
  • Scenario().injectDependencies added to dynamically add objects into DI container by @Apshenkin. See Dependency Injection section in PageObjects.
  • Fixed using async/await functions inside within
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Puppeteer][Nightmare] waitUntilExists deprecated in favor of waitForElement
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor] waitForStalenessOf deprecated in favor of waitForDetached
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Puppeteer][Nightmare] waitForDetached added
  • [Nightmare] Added I.seeNumberOfElements() by @pmoncadaisla
  • [Nightmare] Load blank page when starting nightmare so that the .evaluate function will work if _failed/saveScreenshot is triggered by @reubenmiller
  • Fixed using plain arrays for data driven tests by @reubenmiller
  • [Puppeteer] Use default tab instead of opening a new tab when starting the browser by @reubenmiller
  • [Puppeteer] Added grabNumberOfTabs function by @reubenmiller
  • [Puppeteer] Add ability to set user-agent by @abidhahmed
  • [Puppeteer] Add keepCookies and keepBrowserState @abidhahmed
  • [Puppeteer] Clear value attribute instead of innerhtml for TEXTAREA by @reubenmiller
  • [REST] fixed sending string payload by @michaltrunek
  • Fixed unhandled rejection in async/await tests by @APshenkin


  • Removed yarn call in package.json
  • Fixed console.log in Puppeteer by @othree
  • [Appium] runOnAndroid and runOnIOS can receive a function to check capabilities dynamically:
I.runOnAndroid(caps => caps.platformVersion >= 7, () => {
  // run code only on Android 7+


  • [Puppeteer] +25 Functions added by @reubenmiller
    • _locateCheckable
    • _locateClickable
    • _locateFields
    • closeOtherTabs
    • dragAndDrop
    • grabBrowserLogs
    • grabCssPropertyFrom
    • grabHTMLFrom
    • grabNumberOfVisibleElements
    • grabSource
    • rightClick
    • scrollPageToBottom
    • scrollPageToTop
    • scrollTo
    • seeAttributesOnElements
    • seeCssPropertiesOnElements
    • seeInField
    • seeNumberOfElements
    • seeNumberOfVisibleElements
    • seeTextEquals
    • seeTitleEquals
    • switchTo
    • waitForInvisible
    • waitInUrl
    • waitUrlEquals
  • [Protractor] +8 functions added by @reubenmiller
    • closeCurrentTab
    • grabSource
    • openNewTab
    • seeNumberOfElements
    • seeTextEquals
    • seeTitleEquals
    • switchToNextTab
    • switchToPreviousTab
  • [Nightmare] waitForInvisible added by @reubenmiller
  • [Puppeteer] Printing console.log information in debug mode.
  • [Nightmare] Integrated with nightmare-har-plugin by mingfang. Added enableHAR option. Added HAR functions:
    • grabHAR
    • saveHAR
    • resetHAR
  • [WebDriverIO] Fixed execution stability for parallel requests with Chromedriver
  • [WebDriverIO] Fixed resizeWindow when resizing to 'maximize' by @reubenmiller
  • [WebDriverIO] Fixing resizing window to full screen when taking a screenshot by @reubenmiller


  • [Puppeteer] Upgraded to Puppeteer 1.0
  • Added grep option to config to set default matching pattern for tests.
  • [Puppeteer] Added acceptPopup, cancelPopup, seeInPopup and grabPopupText functions by @reubenmiller
  • [Puppeteer] within iframe and nested iframe support added by @reubenmiller
  • [REST] Added support for JSON objects since payload (as a JSON) was automatically converted into "URL query" type of parameter by @Kalostrinho
  • [REST] Added resetRequestHeaders method by @Kalostrinho
  • [REST] Added followRedirect option and amFollowingRequestRedirects/amNotFollowingRequestRedirects methods by @Kalostrinho
  • [WebDriverIO] uncheckOption implemented by @brunobg
  • [WebDriverIO] Added grabBrowserUrl by @Kalostrinho
  • Add ability to require helpers from node_modules by @APshenkin
  • Added --profile option to run-multiple command by @jamie-beck
  • Custom output name for multiple browser run by @tfiwm
  • Fixed passing data to scenarios by @KennyRules


  • [WebDriverIO] fixed waitForInvisible by @Kporal


Major update to CodeceptJS. NodeJS v 8.9.1 is now minimal Node version required. This brings native async-await support to CodeceptJS. It is recommended to start using await for tests instead of generators:

async () => {
  const url = await I.grabTextFrom('.nextPage');

Thanks to @Apshenkin for implementation. Also, most helpers were refactored to use async-await. This made our code simpler. We hope that this encourages more users to send pull requests!

We also introduced strict ESLint policies for our codebase. Thanks to @Galkin for that.

within({frame: ['#wrapperId', '[name=content]']}, () => {'Sign in!');
  I.see('Email Address');
I.see('Nested Iframe test');
I.dontSee('Email Address');
  • [WebDriverIO] Support for ~ locator to find elements by aria-label. This behavior is similar as it is in Appium and helps testing cross-platform React apps. Example:
<Text accessibilityLabel="foobar">
    CodeceptJS is awesome

↑ This element can be located with ~foobar in WebDriverIO and Appium helpers. Thanks to @flyskywhy

  • Allow providing arbitrary objects in config includes by @rlewan
  • [REST] Prevent from mutating default headers by @alexashley. See #789
  • [REST] Fixed sending empty helpers with haveRequestHeaders in sendPostRequest. By @petrisorionel
  • Fixed displaying undefined args in output by @APshenkin
  • Fixed NaN instead of seconds in output by @APshenkin
  • Add browser name to report file for multiple-run by @trollr
  • Mocha updated to 4.x


  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Nightmare] method waitUntilExists implemented by @sabau
  • Absolute path can be set for output dir by @APshenkin. Fix #571
  • Data table rows can be ignored by using xadd. By @APhenkin
  • Added Data(table).only.Scenario to give ability to launch only Data tests. By @APhenkin
  • Implemented ElementNotFound error by @BorisOsipov.
  • Added TypeScript compiler / configs to check the JavaScript by @KennyRules
  • [Nightmare] fix executeScript return value by @jploskonka
  • [Nightmare] fixed: err.indexOf not a function when waitForText times out in nightmare by @joeypedicini92
  • Fixed: Retries not working when using .only. By @APhenkin


  • Introduced generators support in scenario hooks for BeforeSuite/Before/AfterSuite/After
  • [ApiDataFactory] Fixed loading helper; requireg package included.
  • Fix #485 run-multiple: the first browser-resolution combination was be used in all configurations
  • Fixed unique test names:
    • Fixed #447: tests failed silently if they have the same name as other tests.
    • Use uuid in screenshot names when uniqueScreenshotNames: true
  • [Protractor] Fixed testing non-angular application. amOutsideAngularApp is executed before each step. Fixes #458
  • Added output for steps in hooks when they fail


  • Reporters improvements:
    • Allows to execute multiple reporters
    • Added Mochawesome helper
    • addMochawesomeContext method to add custom data to mochawesome reports
    • Fixed Mochawesome context for failed screenshots.
  • [WebDriverIO] improved click on context to match clickable element with a text inside. Fixes #647
  • [Nightmare] Added refresh function by @awhanks
  • fixed Unhandled promise rejection (rejection id: 1): Error: Unknown wait type: pageLoad
  • support for tests with retries in html report
  • be sure that change window size and timeouts completes before test
  • [Nightmare] Fixed [Wrapped Error] "codeceptjs is not defined"; Reinjectiing client scripts to a webpage on changes.
  • [Nightmare] Added more detailed error messages for Wait* methods
  • [Nightmare] Fixed adding screenshots to Mochawesome
  • [Nightmare] Fix unique screenshots names in Nightmare
  • Fixed CodeceptJS work with hooks in helpers to finish codeceptJS correctly if errors appears in helpers hooks
  • Create a new session for next test If selenium grid error received
  • Create screenshots for failed hooks from a Feature file
  • Fixed retries option


CodeceptJS hits first stable release. CodeceptJS provides a unified API for web testing for Webdriverio, Protractor, and NightmareJS. Since 1.0 you can also test mobile applications in the similar manner with Appium.

Sample test:

I.fillField('~email of the customer', 'Nothing special'));
I.see('', '~email of the customer'));
I.clearField('~email of the customer'));
I.dontSee('Nothing special', '~email of the customer'));

We also introduced two new helpers for data management. Using them you can easily prepare and cleanup data for your tests using public REST API.

Sample test

// create a user using data factories and REST API
I.have('user', { name: 'davert', password: '123456' });
// use it to login
I.fillField('login', 'davert');
I.fillField('password', '123456');'Login');
I.see('Hello, davert');
// user will be removed after the test

Next notable feature is SmartWait for WebDriverIO, Protractor, SeleniumWebdriver. When smartwait option is set, script will wait for extra milliseconds to locate an element before failing. This feature uses implicit waits of Selenium but turns them on only in applicable pieces. For instance, implicit waits are enabled for seeElement but disabled for dontSeeElement

  • Minimal NodeJS version is 6.11.1 LTS
  • Use within command with generators.
  • Data Driven Tests introduced.
  • Print execution time per step in --debug mode. #591 by @APshenkin
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Nightmare] Added disableScreenshots option to disable screenshots on fail by @Apshenkin
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Nightmare] Added uniqueScreenshotNames option to generate unique names for screenshots on failure by @Apshenkin
  • [WebDriverIO][Nightmare] Fixed click on context; click('text', '#el') will throw exception if text is not found inside #el.
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver] SmartWait introduced.
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Nightmare]Fixed saveScreenshot for PhantomJS, fullPageScreenshots option introduced by @HughZurname #549
  • [Appium] helper introduced by @APshenkin
  • [REST] helper introduced by @atrevino in #504
  • [WebDriverIO][SeleniumWebdriver] Fixed "windowSize": "maximize" for Chrome 59+ version #560 by @APshenkin
  • [Nightmare] Fixed restarting by @APshenkin #581
  • [WebDriverIO] Methods added by @APshenkin:
  • Use mkdirp to create output directory. #592 by @vkramskikh
  • [WebDriverIO] Fixed seeNumberOfVisibleElements by @BorisOsipov #574
  • Lots of fixes for promise chain by @APshenkin #568
    • Fix #543 - After block not properly executed if Scenario fails
    • Expected behavior in promise chains: _beforeSuite hooks from helpers -> BeforeSuite from test -> _before hooks from helpers -> Before from test - > Test steps -> _failed hooks from helpers (if test failed) -> After from test -> _after hooks from helpers -> AfterSuite from test -> _afterSuite hook from helpers.
    • if during test we got errors from any hook (in test or in helper) - stop complete this suite and go to another
    • if during test we got error from Selenium server - stop complete this suite and go to another
    • [WebDriverIO][Protractor] if restart option is false - close all tabs expect one in _after.
    • Complete _after, _afterSuite hooks even After/AfterSuite from test was failed
    • Don't close browser between suites, when restart option is false. We should start browser only one time and close it only after all tests.
    • Close tabs and clear local storage, if keepCookies flag is enabled
  • Fix TypeError when using babel-node or ts-node on node.js 7+ #586 by @vkramskikh
  • [Nightmare] fixed usage of _locate

Special thanks to Andrey Pshenkin for his work on this release and the major improvements.


  • Errors are printed in non-verbose mode. Shows "Selenium not started" and other important errors.
  • Allowed to set custom test options:
Scenario('My scenario', { build_id: 123, type: 'slow' }, function (I)

those options can be accessed as opts property inside a test object. Can be used in custom listeners.

  • Added docs directory to a package.
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver] Bugfix: cleaning session when restart: false by @tfiwm #519
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][Nightmare] Added second parameter to saveScreenshot to allow a full page screenshot. By @HughZurname
  • Added suite object to suite.before and suite.after events by @implico. #496


  • Added config object to public API
  • Extended index.js to include actor and helpers, so they could be required:
const actor = require('codeceptjs').actor;
  • Added example for creating custom runner with public API.
  • run command to create output directory if it doesn't exist
  • [Protractor] fixed loading globally installed Protractor
  • run-multiple command improvements:
    • create output directories for each process
    • print process ids in output


  • Fixed loading hooks


Major release with extension API and parallel execution.

  • Breaking Removed path argument from run. To specify path other than current directory use --config or -c option:

Instead of: codeceptjs run tests use:

# load config and run from tests directory
codeceptjs run -c tests/

# or load codecept.json from tests directory
codeceptjs run -c tests/codecept.json

# run users_test.js inside tests directory
codeceptjs run users_test.js -c tests
  • Command multiple-run added, to execute tests in several browsers in parallel by @APshenkin and @davertmik. See documentation.
  • Hooks API added to extend CodeceptJS with custom listeners and plugins. See documentation.
  • [Nightmare][WebDriverIO] within can work with iframes by @imvetri. See documentation.
  • [WebDriverIO][SeleniumWebdriver][Protractor] Default browser changed to chrome
  • [Nightmare] Fixed globally locating nightmare-upload.
  • [WebDriverIO] added seeNumberOfVisibleElements method by @elarouche.
  • Exit with non-zero code if init throws an error by @rincedd
  • New guides published:
  • Meta packages published:


  • Polish translation added by @limes.
  • Update process exit code so that mocha saves reports before exit by @romanovma.
  • [Nightmare] fixed getAttributeFrom for custom attributes by @robrkerr
  • [Nightmare] Fixed UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning error when selecting the dropdown using selectOption by @robrkerr. See PR.
  • [Protractor] fixed pressKey method by @romanovma


  • Protractor ^5.0.0 support (while keeping ^4.0.9 compatibility)
  • Fix 'fullTitle() is not a function' in exit.js by @hubidu. See #388.
  • [Nightmare] Fix for waitTimeout by @HughZurname. See #391. Resolves #236
  • Dockerized CodeceptJS setup by @artiomnist. See reference


  • Fixed steps output synchronization (regression since 0.4.14).
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver][Nightmare] added keepCookies option to keep cookies between tests with restart: false.
  • [Protractor] added waitForTimeout config option to set default waiting time for all wait* functions.
  • Fixed _test hook for helpers by @cjhille.


  • Fixed regression in recorder sessions: oldpromise is not defined.


  • _beforeStep and _afterStep hooks in helpers are synchronized. Allows to perform additional actions between steps.

Example: fail if JS error occur in custom helper using WebdriverIO:

_before() {
  this.err = null;
  this.helpers['WebDriverIO'].browser.on('error', (e) => this.err = e);

_afterStep() {
 if (this.err) throw new Error('Browser JS error '+this.err);

Example: fail if JS error occur in custom helper using Nightmare:

_before() {
  this.err = null;
  this.helpers['Nightmare'].browser.on('page', (type, message, stack) => {
    this.err = `${message} ${stack}`;

_afterStep() {
 if (this.err) throw new Error('Browser JS error '+this.err);
  • Fixed codecept list and codecept def commands.
  • Added I.say method to print arbitrary comments.
I.say('I am going to publish post');
I.say('I enter title and body');
I.say('I expect post is visible on site');
  • [Nightmare] restart option added. restart: false allows to run all tests in a single window, disabled by default. By @nairvijays99
  • [Nightmare] Fixed resizeWindow command.
  • [Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver] added windowSize config option to resize window on start.
  • Fixed "Scenario.skip causes 'Cannot read property retries of undefined'" by @MasterOfPoppets
  • Fixed providing absolute paths for tests in config by @lennym


  • Added retries option Feature and Scenario to rerun fragile tests:
Feature('Complex JS Stuff', {retries: 3});

Scenario('Not that complex', {retries: 1}, (I) => {
  // test goes here
  • Added timeout option Feature and Scenario to specify timeout.
Feature('Complex JS Stuff', {timeout: 5000});

Scenario('Not that complex', {timeout: 1000}, (I) => {
  // test goes here
  • [WebDriverIO] Added uniqueScreenshotNames option to set unique screenshot names for failed tests. By @APshenkin. See #299
  • [WebDriverIO] clearField method improved to accept name/label locators and throw errors.
  • [Nightmare][SeleniumWebdriver][Protractor] clearField method added.
  • [Nightmare] Fixed waitForElement, and waitForVisible methods.
  • [Nightmare] Fixed resizeWindow by @norisk-it
  • Added italian translation.


  • Bootstrap / Teardown improved with Hooks. Various options for setup/teardown provided.
  • Added --override or -o option for runner to dynamically override configs. Valid JSON should be passed:
codeceptjs run -o '{ "bootstrap": "bootstrap.js"}'
codeceptjs run -o '{ "helpers": {"WebDriverIO": {"browser": "chrome"}}}'


  • Fixed regression in 0.4.10
  • Added bootstrap/teardown config options to accept functions as parameters by @pscanf. See updated config reference #319


  • [Protractor] Protrctor 4.0.12+ support.
  • Enabled async bootstrap file by @abachar. Use inside bootstrap.js:
module.exports = function(done) {
  // async instructions
  // call done() to continue execution
  // otherwise call done('error description')
  • Changed 'pending' to 'skipped' in reports by @timja-kainos. See #315


  • [SeleniumWebdriver][Protractor][WebDriverIO][Nightmare] fixed executeScript, executeAsyncScript to work and return values.
  • [Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver][WebDriverIO] Added waitForInvisible and waitForStalenessOf methods by @Nighthawk14.
  • Added --config option to codeceptjs run to manually specify config file by @cnworks
  • [Protractor] Simplified behavior of amOutsideAngularApp by using ignoreSynchronization. Fixes #278
  • Set exit code to 1 when test fails at Before/After hooks. Fixes #279


  • [Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver][Nightmare] added moveCursorTo method.
  • [Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver][WebDriverIO] Added manualStart option to start browser manually in the beginning of test. By @cnworks. PR #250
  • Fixed codeceptjs init to work with nested directories and file masks.
  • Fixed codeceptjs gt to generate test with proper file name suffix. By @Zougi.
  • [Nightmare] Fixed: Error is thrown when clicking on element which can't be locate. By @davetmik
  • [WebDriverIO] Fixed attachFile for file upload. By @giuband and @davetmik
  • [WebDriverIO] Add support for timeouts in config and with defineTimeouts method. By @easternbloc #258 and #267 by @davetmik
  • Fixed hanging of CodeceptJS when error is thrown by event dispatcher. Fix by @Zougi and @davetmik


  • Improved docs for BeforeSuite; fixed its usage with restart: false option by @APshenkin.
  • Added Nightmare to list of available helpers on init.
  • [Nightmare] Removed double resizeWindow implementation.



  • Fixed running codecept def command by @jankaspar
  • [Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver] Added support for special keys in pressKey method. Fixes #216


  • Interactive shell fixed. Start it by running codeceptjs shell
  • Added --profile option to shell command to use dynamic configuration.
  • Added --verbose option to shell command for most complete output.


  • [Protractor] Regression fixed to ^4.0.0 support
  • Translations included into package.
  • teardown option added to config (opposite to bootstrap), expects a JS file to be executed after tests stop.
  • Configuration can be set via JavaScript file codecept.conf.js instead of codecept.json. It should export config object:
// inside codecept.conf.js
exports.config = {
  // contents of codecept.json


  • Added ability to localize tests with translation #189. Thanks to @abner
    • [Translation] ru-RU translation added.
    • [Translation] pt-BR translation added.
  • [Protractor] Protractor 4.0.4 compatibility.
  • [WebDriverIO][SeleniumWebdriver][Protractor] Fixed single browser session mode for restart: false
  • Fixed using of 3rd party reporters (xunit, mocha-junit-reporter, mochawesome). Added guide.
  • Documentation for Translation added.
  • Documentation for Reports added.


  • Added custom steps to step definition list. See #174 by @jayS-de
  • [WebDriverIO] Fixed using waitForTimeout option by @stephane-ruhlmann. See #178


  • Nightmare Helper added for faster web testing.
  • [Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver][WebDriverIO] added restart: false option to reuse one browser between tests (improves speed).
  • Protractor 4.0 compatibility. Please upgrade Protractor library.
  • Added --verbose option for run command to log and print global promise and events.
  • Fixed errors with shutting down and cleanup.
  • Fixed starting interactive shell with codeceptjs shell.
  • Fixed handling of failures inside within block


  • Introduced IDE autocompletion support for Visual Studio Code and others. Added command for generating TypeScript definitions for I object. Use it as
codeceptjs def

to generate steps definition file and include it into tests by reference. By @kaflan


  • [Protractor] version 3.3.0 comptaibility, NPM 3 compatibility. Please update Protractor!
  • allows using absolute path for helpers, output, in config and in command line. By @denis-sokolov
  • Fixes 'Cannot read property '1' of null in generate.js:44' by @seethislight


Fixed global installation. CodeceptJS can now locate globally located modules. CodeceptJS is also recommended for local installation. Depending on installation type additional modules (webdriverio, protractor, ...) will be loaded either from local or from global path.


  • Added codeceptjs list command which shows all available methods of I object.
  • [Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver] fixed closing browser instances
  • [Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver] doubleClick method added
  • [WebDriverIO][Protractor][SeleniumWebdriver] doubleClick method to locate clickable elements by text, context option added.
  • Fixed using assert in generator without yields #89


  • Fixed init command


Breaking Change: webdriverio package removed from dependencies list. You will need to install it manually after the upgrade. Starting from 0.3.0 webdriverio is not the only backend for running selenium tests, so you are free to choose between Protractor, SeleniumWebdriver, and webdriverio and install them.

  • [Protractor] helper added. Now you can test AngularJS applications by using its official library within the unigied CodeceptJS API!
  • [SeleniumWebdriver] helper added. You can switch to official JS bindings for Selenium.
  • [WebDriverIO] updated to webdriverio v 4.0
  • [WebDriverIO] clearField method added by @fabioel
  • [WebDriverIO] added dragAndDrop by @fabioel
  • [WebDriverIO] fixed scrollTo method by @sensone
  • [WebDriverIO] fixed windowSize: maximize option in config
  • [WebDriverIO] seeElement and dontSeeElement check element for visibility by @fabioel and @davertmik
  • [WebDriverIO] seeElementInDOM, dontSeeElementInDOM added to check element exists on page.
  • [WebDriverIO] fixed saving screenshots on failure. Fixes #70
  • fixed within block doesn't end in output not #79


  • [WebDriverIO] added seeNumberOfElements by @fabioel


  • process ends with exit code 1 on error or failure #49
  • fixed registereing global Helper #57
  • fixed handling error in within block #50


  • Fixed done() was called multiple times
  • [WebDriverIO] added waitToHide method by @fabioel
  • Added global Helper (alias codecept_helper), object use for writing custom Helpers. Generator updated. Changes to #48


  • Fixed issues with using yield inside a test #45 #47 #43
  • Fixed generating a custom helper. Helper class is now accessible with codecept_helper var. Fixes #48


  • Fixed accessing helpers from custom helper by @pim.


  • [WebDriverIO] fixed seeInField to work with single value elements like: input[type=text], textareas, and multiple: select, input[type=radio], input[type=checkbox]
  • [WebDriverIO] fixed pressKey, key modifeiers (Control, Command, Alt, Shift) are released after the action


Fixed generation of custom steps file and page objects. Please replace require('codeceptjs/actor') to actor in your custom_steps.js. Whenever you need to create I object (in page objects, custom steps, but not in tests) just call actor();


  • within context hook added
  • --reporter option supported
  • [WebDriverIO] added features and methods:
    • elements: seeElement, ...
    • popups: acceptPopup, cancelPopup, seeInPopup,...
    • navigation: moveCursorTo, scrollTo
    • saving screenshots on failure; saveScreenshot
    • cookies: setCookie, seeCookie, ...
    • source: seeInSource
    • form: seeCheckboxIsChecked, selectOption to support multiple selects
    • keyboard: appendField, pressKey
    • mouse: rightClick
  • tests added
  • [WebDriverIO] proxy configuration added by @petehouston
  • [WebDriverIO] fixed waitForText method by @roadhump. Fixes #11
  • Fixed creating output dir when it already exists on init by @alfirin
  • Fixed loading of custom helpers