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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 #

deZachtbaardige
deZachtbaardige
A very clean and 100% useful app.
This plugin is simply a top must have addition to every site. Know what happened, or learn where it went wrong with your site.
March 15, 2017
Josh (joshe@provo.edu)
Josh (joshe@provo.edu)
Author just keeps making it better
This plugin is great for keeping track of users on a wordpress site.
March 14, 2017
Graham (Sandgroper)
Graham (Sandgroper)
Great Who's Logged In Plugin
I have a site with multiple Authors and needed some way of knowing who was logged in, so I didn't do any maintenance at that time. [...] By using the examples for functions.php I was able to show only that, and only to me. Just what I was looking for.Here's what I used to do that:/** Only allow admin to view the history log. */ add_filter("simple_history/view_history_capability", function($capability) { $capability = "manage_options"; return $capability; }); /** Load only history for the loggers that are specified in the $do_log_us array */ add_filter("simple_history/logger/load_logger", function($load_logger, $logger_basename) { $load_logger = false; $do_log_us = array("SimpleUserLogger", "SimplePluginLogger", "SimpleLogger"); if ( in_array( $logger_basename, $do_log_us ) ) { $load_logger = true; } return $load_logger; }, 10, 2 ); /** Clear history log every 2 days */ add_filter( "simple_history/db_purge_days_interval", function( $days ) { $days = 2; return $days; } ); Read more »
March 10, 2017
shokola
shokola
Great Plugin
Does exactly what it says. Also has an API so we can add our own events to logs.
March 8, 2017
NijatR
NijatR
Awesome Plugin
Plugin is exteremly fast! Plugin is perfect, but I would like to see some more options to customize logging activity, such as "logging only widget edit", "logging only post edits and login\logouts". [...]Also plugin clears the activity after each 60 days, it could be customized as well. Thanks for the plugin! Read more »
March 6, 2017
webvision4u
webvision4u
Awesome Plugin
Absolutely love this plug-in, very useful indeed.
March 6, 2017

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