Ghost Inspector

Seattle, WA, USA
2014
Jan 14, 2022   |  By Justin Klemm
Here at Ghost Inspector, we’re continually rolling out changes that we think make our customer's lives better. Occasionally that means undoing some bit of logic we created or allowed in the past in order to move the product in a direction that makes it more powerful for everyone. We have a couple of changes coming next month that we think are going to be helpful to our customers, but they do change how some logic currently works.
Jan 7, 2022   |  By Aaron Fay
Keeping up to the pace of software changes with good acceptance tests is challenging, and can often put a lot of pressure on the relationships between teams. Being able to detect issues faster and earlier in the development cycle is crucial to shipping good software quickly, but communicating those changes is always challenging -- and if software changes, so must the tests.
Jul 26, 2021   |  By Brandon Weiss
Selenium IDE is a popular open-source tool for recording and running automated browser tests. You can use it to interact with a browser the way a human would, doing things like navigating to URLs, filling in forms, and clicking on links and buttons. You can also use “assertions” to verify things are working as expected, like checking that elements are present, text is present, inputs contain certain values, et cetera.
May 24, 2021   |  By Jordan Kohl
We've recently released a new plugin for Netlify that allows you to automatically run Ghost Inspector tests on every deploy, including deploy previews! By default, Netlify deploys your production branch on every change. To enable deploys for other branches, follow the Netlify instructions: With branch deploys enabled, you can now run Ghost Inspector tests on your website before deploying to production!
Apr 22, 2021   |  By Justin Klemm
Quality assurance is a broad initiative. Ghost Inspector strives to be an all-in-one tool when it comes to browser automation. However, QA teams often use a range of products to cover all their testing needs, like API testing and load testing. This can lead to testing-related data being scattered in various places. QADeputy is a service that aims to centralize your QA operations — and it integrates nicely with Ghost Inspector.
Jul 10, 2019   |  By Justin Klemm
Here at Ghost Inspector, we're continually rolling out new browser versions and automation logic updates. However, this month we've got a number of big changes launching at once and I wanted to discuss each in a little more detail. Here's a rundown of what's being added or changed — and how it might affect your tests.
May 28, 2019   |  By Jordan Kohl
While continuous integration is a common practice for most development teams, the stateful nature of WordPress makes it difficult, but not impossible, to setup. For our open source WordPress plugin, we wanted to integrate our standard build and test process for every pull request using CircleCI. While it might be easier to setup a permanent staging environment, we wanted every build to be isolated for dependable testing.
May 15, 2019   |  By Jordan Kohl
Many websites and even applications online are built on top of a CMS. According to recent survey data, WordPress has a 60% market share, making it the most popular CMS by far. The next closest competitor, Joomla, has only 5.2%! But unlike bespoke software, many people don’t test their WordPress website. While the core of WordPress is fairly well tested by it’s creators, users, and the open source community, the same cannot be said for every plugin and theme.
May 1, 2019   |  By Jordan Kohl
Ghost Inspector is an automated browser testing tool for continuously monitoring websites. We recently released our WordPress plugin to show test results inside your WordPress admin dashboard. In this tutorial, you will learn how to build your own plugin using React, Webpack, and the Ghost Inspector API. You can view the final source code on GitHub.
Apr 12, 2019   |  By Jordan Kohl
Ghost Inspector is an automated browser testing tool for continously monitoring websites. Many of those websites run on WordPress. After lots of demand from our users, we've built a plugin to show your Ghost Inspector test results right inside your WordPress admin panel. The plugin enables you to display the latest test results for a single suite on the dashboard of any self-hosted WordPress installation. Keep reading to learn how to install and setup the plugin.
Oct 29, 2021   |  By Ghost Inspector
WordPress is a powerful tool for building great websites, but all great websites need great testing too. Join our founder, Justin Klemm, as he walks us through the best practices for QA testing WordPress websites. He'll also take us on a tour of the Ghost Inspector WordPress plugin. If you're using WordPress this is a webinar you won't want to miss.
Sep 23, 2021   |  By Ghost Inspector
School is in session so we think it’s a great time for a beginners’ webinar. Join our Senior Operations & Strategy Manager Renata Santillan as she guides us through creating tests with Ghost Inspector and how to use our checking email feature. This is a great webinar for first time users and anyone interested in getting started with Ghost Inspector.
Jul 20, 2021   |  By Ghost Inspector
LayerCI is a continuous integration service that offers preview environments for full‑stack web apps. LayerCI can provision complete instances of your application for every branch, making it easy to run your Ghost Inspector browser tests across all of your code changes. During this 30 minute video, we will demonstrate.
Jun 25, 2021   |  By Ghost Inspector
Here at Ghost Inspector even some of our power users will ask, "Am I using Ghost Inspector to its full potential?" Maybe Ghost Inspector is so easy to use that sometimes it can feel like it’s too easy? Join us for this webinar on June 24th where our founder Justin Klemm will be covering advanced use cases and best practices when it comes to getting the most out of Ghost Inspector. We’ll cover nooks and crannies of our features that you may have missed and help unlock Ghost Inspector to the max!
May 24, 2021   |  By Ghost Inspector
May 20th, 2021 marks the 10th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). According to the team at GAAD an estimate 1 billion people worldwide have disabilities, common disabilities include hearing, cognitive, visual, and motor. The web is an essential resource in many aspects of life. It's important that we provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with diverse abilities. Access to information and communications technologies (including websites and web apps) is defined as a basic human right in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Aug 21, 2020   |  By Ghost Inspector
This video discussed what assertions are and how to use them in the context of automated browser testing.
Aug 20, 2020   |  By Ghost Inspector
An introduction to the basics of the DOM and formulating CSS selectors in your browser's developer console in order to target specific elements for the purpose of browser automation.
Aug 20, 2020   |  By Ghost Inspector
Continued discussion on the basics of the DOM and formulating CSS selectors in your browser's developer console in order to target specific elements for the purpose of browser automation. Here we'll dive into the CSS syntax in more detail.
Aug 20, 2020   |  By Ghost Inspector
Getting starting formulating XPath selectors and discussing how this syntax compares to CSS.
Apr 1, 2019   |  By Ghost Inspector
Ghost Inspector - Automated Testing, Made Easy.

Automated Browser Testing & Monitoring. Easily build browser tests for your website or application. Monitor continously.

Ghost Inspector is an automated website testing and monitoring solution that allows you to check for bugs/issues/problems with your website or web application.

Typically, developers (or their QA team) will check for problems by manually testing the system, or by hand coding tedious tests. This is slow, costly, and often allows things to be missed. Ghost Inspector makes this much more efficient. We provide both a Chrome extension for recording tests right in your browser, as well as a test editing interface for manually building your tests.

Once tests are created, they’re stored and run in the cloud without any setup on the customer's end. Tests can be run manually, on a set schedule, or via our API. Results are stored indefinitely and notifications can be emailed to you.

Catch website bugs and regressions before they cost you.