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Simple History

Track user activity on your WordPress site

The easiest way to catch admin changes#

Simple History is a WordPress plugin that keeps track of the changes the admin users on you site make –
like what pages do they edit (and what changes did they make), what plugins do they install, what images do they upload, and so on.

Simple History is pretty much the number one essential tool for WordPress sites with multiple admins, authors, editors, or basically any other kind of user.

All the info you need right at your fingertips.#

All logged activities in Simple History includes carefully selected information for each event. Where many other plugins only show a short message Simple History shows the important details.

When you install a plugin you will see information about the author and a the url to the plugin. When an image is uploaded you will see a thumbnail of the image and its size. Change a post and information about the changes will be shown.

Find old history events with the easy to use search function.#

If you need to find past events the search and filter feature is here for you.

Use filters to quickly dig down events by for example free text search, event type, log level, user, or date.

100.000 failed login attempts over night? Not a problem.#

To prevent the graphical interface from being flooded with repeated events of the same type, for example failed login attempts from hackers, the interface will only show the latest event, but with a link to the other events. This makes it more easy for you to see other events in the log, events that could have been “stuck” between all the other events otherwise.

Multiple log levels. Because not all events are equally important.#

Every logged event in Simple History get assigned one of the log levels specified in The Syslog Protocol. There are 8 severities specified and they help you keep your history categorized and easy to filter.

For example a failed login attempt may be of severity warning, but a successful login may only be of severity notice.

Extendable with a simple API for developers.#

If you are a developer you can easily extend Simple History. Use the History API to log anything you want. Or create your own logger class and make all your logged entries searchable and filterable.

User reviews #

Does what it says. Includes more detail than I expected. Looks better than I expected. I will not be asking for my $0.00 back. 😉
January 31, 2017
I love this plugin! No bugs, no conflicts, it just works.
This plugin is a life saver. I install it on all my clients sites for a couple reasons: [...] 1. I can keep an eye on who's doing what throughout Dashboard. Between my clients and my contractors I like to see who broke something, or who's deleting stuff etc.2. Before I backup or restore a backup of the database I like to see if anyone made recent changes to a page or post. This gives me a quick glance of the latest activity from the Dashboard.3. This plugin has never caused me grief–unlike so many plugins, this plugin does it's job predictably and simply.Thank you! Read more »
January 27, 2017
very efficient working
I tested for a week. Very good working. Also realtime tracking dashboard is awesome.
January 21, 2017
Great but...
Really needs a way to easily export an unpaginated list of activity. Save as .txt or .csv would be enough.
January 10, 2017
Pothi Kalimuthu (pothi)
Pothi Kalimuthu (pothi)
Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Every software should already have a log of what's happening within it. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn't have such feature. I expect this plugin to get into the WP core at some point in the feature. [...] Usually, when you install a plugin, you may forget what it does. But, this plugin would tell you what it does every time you log into your WordPress site. This will make you smile when you see an overview of what's happening within your site.Satisfaction guaranteed! Read more »
January 6, 2017
Very Helpful Plugin
I love this plugin. I manage a number of websites and this plugin helps me keep track of what each editor is doing on the websites.
January 4, 2017

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