How to Set Up Automated Load Testing for Your WordPress Site (Or Any Other Platform)

Load testing your site is vital if you want to make sure it can perform well under pressure. In fact, it’s a smart idea to run these tests frequently. However, this can be a time-consuming endeavor and can steal valuable time away from other tasks.

You can get around that problem by simply automating the load testing process. This way, you’ll be able to run as many tests as you’d like without disrupting your normal workflow. Plus, it will be easier for you to anticipate and deal with potential problems ahead of time.

In this post, we’ll discuss the basics of load testing and why you’d want to automate it. We’ll also show you how to set up automated load testing for your WordPress site. Let’s get started!

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Webinar recording: Automate Load Testing with GitLab CI Integration

This is the recording of the webinar where we've covered the basics of load testing and how to incorporate load testing into your automation pipeline using the GitLab Continuous Integration tool. Learn how to execute performance tests with our open source load testing tool - k6 as part of your CI workflow.

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Video: Load Testing on Loadimpact.com vs k6, using Jenkins

Check out this video recording, where we cover the basics of load testing and how to build an automation pipeline using Jenkins executing tests on LoadImpact.com. In the end we'll take a peak view on our next major platform upgrade, built on top of our open source load testing tool - k6

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What Does “Shift Left” Mean?

The phrase “shift left” testing has gained some recent traction. But what does “shift left” mean for you? In short, it means what you already know: the earlier you test, the better, and you should test consistently and continuously.

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Load Testing with Load Impact using Jenkins

Load Impact integrates nicely with Jenkins, a leading continuous delivery and integration automation platform. Using our robust and extensible APIs you can integrate Load Impact’s world-leading performance testing platform into your automated Jenkins pipeline build and test process. 

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Webinar: Load testing in the open source tool k6 vs Load Impact's Lua, using Jenkins

Join our webinar where we'll cover the basics of load testing and how to build an automation pipeline using Jenkins executing tests on LoadImpact.com. In the end we will also take a peak view on our next major platform upgrade, built on top of our open source load testing tool - k6

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CI Integrations for Performance Testing

It’s one of our most commonly asked questions: what about CI integrations for performance testing? The short answer is simple: we have them, you should have them, and you should make sure you’ve implemented them.

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Load Impact Product Update - October 2017

Hi there!

There’re a lot of things happening at Load Impact at the moment, and to make sure you’re up to date on what we’re up to, we’ll start sending product update emails and posting this on our blog, in the frequency range of once a month. As always we’ll continue to update the changelog as soon as features and bugfixes gets released.

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No Tests - No Pull Request, Right? Types of Tests that Should Be in Your Codebase

As Viach Kakovskyi (@BackendandBBQ) stated in his blog post "If you do not have time to write tests today - you will find the time for fixing bugs Friday’s night". In other words, to establish solid reliability in production tomorrow we need to invest our time today.

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Ensure Your Site Performs for Peak Traffic

For an e-commerce site, performance is key, especially during peak traffic periods. We often talk about preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday as traffic peaks. But realistically, those days aren’t the only days where traffic peaks.

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