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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 #

I'm still evaluating the backend load on the site, but that is looking quite favourable. [...]Most of our comments are done without logged in users, relying instead on a moderation from a lot of moderators and community, I needed something to allow quality control tracking of changes. This appears to (almost) fit the bill. Similarly commentators can re-edit their comments for 10 minutes, and I've been looking for a way to keep track of when and if they change comments for the inevitable disputes. There are a few tweaks that I will probably add over time and contribute back. A great plugin. Read more »
August 28, 2016
Best amazing plugin for my website. Thank to dev team <3
August 19, 2016
Curtis (salsaFire)
Curtis (salsaFire)
Simple with options and Reliable, Continued Dev.
Thank you for developing this plugin. [...]Simple History runs on the dashboard of my sites for a quick log check of what's happening on the site. I use the page view when I need to look back over several pages of history. Love it. I appreciate the ability to change the view setting to (50-100) when I want to view pages, then adjust the views back to something more reasonable for the dashboard (5-10). It would be nice to have a separate setting for each view. Read more »
August 11, 2016
Great for keeping an eye on multiple users with site access
<p>This is a well written plugin and does exactly as it says on the label 😀 Perfect solution for websites where there are multiple users with access to the backend.</p> [...]<p>If something breaks after a login from my client it is easy enough to see what was done. No blame game, just makes it easier to see what was touched.</p> Read more »
August 1, 2016
Brilliant logging plugin
Using this plugin with the Developer Logging extension plugin. Both work really well.
July 29, 2016
Karin H Olsson (kaolss)
Karin H Olsson (kaolss)
Useful and working well
Helpful to track what is happening on a site with several users.
July 27, 2016

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