Element Level Change Monitoring now live!

I know, that’s a bit of a mouthful but trust me, this is a pretty cool feature (although you’re talking to a man who gets excited about a www. to non www. redirect to let’s have some context).

Other than the one we won’t be doing, this has been our most requested feature so far, the ability to track a CSS or XPath element for changes.

I’m pleased to say that it’s live now and you can use it.

What’s that? You don’t know how to get the XPath of an element on a page, well look here, we’ve got a nice video to help you through it

 

This check will have three parts and this is part one (obviously)

  • Part One – Allowing you to add a CSS selector or XPath in to monitor changes
  • Part Two – Allowing you to add multiple checks to monitor multiple¬†things on the same page
  • Part Three – Make a nice GUI to select things on a page to be monitored.

Part one is officially done and launched, we’ve got a few UX tweaks and then we are jumping straight onto Part Two!

 

Custom Content Check can now accept Regular Expressions!

We’ve got a bunch of technical users that like to request features and we LOVE it.

A few days ago, we put an addition to our custom content feature which allows you to search not only for a static block of text but use a regular expression.

We’ve been using this in testing to ensure a search result always returns results.

/Showing (1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9)\d{1,10}? Results/

I’m fully aware my regular expression skills aren’t up to par but it gets the point across. I’m told there are thousands of ways you can use this but to be honest, I can only think of three, but it wasn’t a hard feature to launch and quite a few people asked for it so we did it.

Enjoy

Malware Detection Check now Live

What do you mean we’ve not launched a check in aaagggeesss? Well sorry about that, we had Christmas and then went on holiday BUT there are plenty of updates coming and this is a big one.

Last night we launched a brand new check – Malware Detection.

Our good friends* at Google have a nice service that detects malware on websites and warns users of Chrome or the Google search engine that there is an issue on your site.

Now we can tell you as well and we check with Google every day to see what they’ve found!

Exciting eh?