Daily performance audits of all your sites in Matomo for the following metrics based on Google Lighthouse: - First Contentful Paint - Speed Index - Largest Contentful Paint - Time To Interactive - Total Blocking Time - Cumulative Layout Shift - Overall Score
Continuously monitor those Web Vital metrics over time, allowing detection of underlying problems before they have an adverse effect for users or simply track changes made to the web application, allowing you to establish a baseline for comparison too.
Note: Requires minimum NPM v6.13 (part of Node.js 10.18 LTS) to be installed on your server, otherwise plugin cannot be activated.
How are the audits generated? Are any external services used?
The audits are generated using Node.js in the background by running Googles Lighthouse tool against all the visited/tracked pages within the last 30 days. Everything is executed locally on your server, no data is transferred to external services.
How do I change to audit only mobile or only desktop environments of my site?
General Settings >
Manage click on the edit button of the site you want to change the setting of and scroll to the setting
Performance simulation environment selection to change it.
I just installed the plugin or I just switched the website settings of the performance simulation environment and I cannot see any performance reports, why is that?
You need to wait at least 24h until the reports are getting generated in the background with the scheduled tasks of your Matomo cron job.
I want to use a custom HTTP header for authentication, so the audit plugin can access my protected pages, how do I do that?
General Settings >
Manage click on the edit button of the site you want to change the setting of and scroll to the checkbox
Use Custom HTTP header and activate it in order to change the HTTP header key and its value. The audit tool will send then the entered header value paired with the selected header key to the server with every request.