Want to test the performance of your sites with WP Engine Page Performance, but don’t want to run them manually every time?

Well, you’re in luck. We released a new Page Performance feature today that lets you schedule tests to be performed weekly, monthly, or twice monthly. You can get site performance data delivered to your inbox on your schedule.

Page Performance allows you to test the speed of your sites and offers up actionable recommendations on how to make them faster. Before we implemented this feature, you had to log into the User Portal to run a Page Performance test, and then wait for an email notification or return to the User Portal to view the results. With scheduled tests, you can now schedule any URL for a recurring test, so you don’t have to remember to regularly run manual tests for them. Each time the scheduled test runs, you’ll receive the same email notification you receive today (if you choose to), reminding you to access the portal so you can check the results of the scheduled run.

Why would you want to schedule tests? Say you update your site or add plugins, your next scheduled tests will show you what impact, if any, those changes had on your site’s performance. You can also schedule tests that fit best with your web development process so you can monitor whether those development changes affected site performance.

To get started with Page Performance scheduled tests, simply log into the User Portal and access the Page Performance tab. From there, view your report list, and then click into a report summary. You’ll see an option to schedule recurring tests for this URL. Selecting this option opens a dialogue that allows you to set the frequency of the tests and the recipient for email alerts–the email has to be registered to a specific install–or, opt out of receiving an email. You can also unschedule tests at any time via the same dialogue.

Scheduling tests in Page Performance makes it even easier for you to keep tabs on how your site is performing while ensuring it’s hitting all of your goals.

Are there any other features you’d like to see added to Page Performance? Let us know.