July 23, 2015 by Roman Ožana

New Feature: Apply Rules to Multiple Pages

New Feature: Apply Rules to Multiple Pages

We’ve added Rules for Groups to allow you run a check on multiple web pages. You’ve been asking us for this feature, and we listened. Now, you can define a rule and apply it to a project or a group of checks.


This has been one of our most requested features. Some of you have been kind enough to share your workflows with our team and told us it would be helpful to define a rule set for more than one page to avoid manually creating a new set each time. It took us awhile, and we’re very excited that it’s finally ready.

You can use rules to run checks on the following:

  • Google analytics code
  • Custom error messages on your site
  • HTTP status codes
  • Presence of common content or metadata
  • Duplicate h1 elements or images

How to Create a Group

Groups come in handy when have rules you want to apply to a specific set of pages, which may be different from your main project pages.

  1. Click on the project you’d like to view or select a project from the All Projects menu in the top right corner.
  2. Click Create group at the bottom of the page.create-group
  3. Click Add rule and define your rules for the group and click Next.add rules to group
  4. Name your Group and click Save.name group

Once your new Group is created, you will be able to add and manage checks the same way you manage the public and password-protected areas on your project dashboard.

How to Add Rules for a Project

  1. Click on the gear icon at the top-right of your project dashboard.
  2. Enter the name of the area (optional) and click Add rule.
  3. Configure your check.
  4. Click Add rule to continue adding more rules to the group or click Save.

More Coming Soon

Groups and Rules for Groups are just the first steps towards a series of updates we hope to have ready very soon!

Here’s a quick peek at what we have coming up next:

  • Drag & Drop checks from one group to another
  • Rules to check different types of content (image, HTML, PDFs, etc.)
  • Ability to reorder rules

Like many of Testomato’s features, we added this on as a direct result of feedback from our awesome community. As always, we hope you like it and would love to hear what you think!

Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook. You can also tweet us directly @testomatocom.

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