Lighthouse • 1 min read

Automated Lighthouse Check: Getting Started

Foo's Automated Lighthouse Check can be used to monitor the overall quality of your website and provide a historical record of changes. You can track SEO, performance, accessibility, best practice and progressive web app standards. It uses Google's Lighthouse under the hood to provide a granular set of metrics and scores in these categories.

To get started follow these steps to start tracking web pages.

  1. Register for an account.
  2. Add, remove, and manage URLs in page management. You can set Slack alerts, headers and other advanced settings in page management.
  3. For a detailed view of of a page's results, find the page in the dashboard and click into the chart icon next to the "Lighthouse" header.
  4. View full page reports by clicking "view full report" after clicking any point in the chart from the detail page.
  5. You can trigger audits manually by clicking the refresh icon.

Note: With free accounts you can trigger Lighthouse audits manually and keep a record of changes, however for automatic runs you'll need a premium account. You can choose this route whenever you feel comfortable and cancel anytime. Sign up for a premium account by navigating to the pricing page.