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Log when a user enters a password on a password protected page

Over at the forums on wordpress.org there was a user who asked if it was possible to log whenever a user entered the password on a password protected page. To add this kind of log to Simple History is easy, we just need to hook onto an admin filter and do some checks. The final […]

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WP CLI command added and file edits now logged

WP CLI command to view user activity is now added to Simple History. The current support is pretty basic, but it’s a nice addition anyway I must say. A simple wp simple-history list command will give you a listing of the latest events. You can also pass arguments count=20 to show 20 events instead of […]

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Support for Duplicate Post added

Simple History now comes with support for the Duplicate Post plugin. When a user clones a post or a page you will se this in the history log, with links to both the original post and the new copy. It works for both build in pages and post, and with custom post types.

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Support for Redirection plugin added

With over 600.000 active installs the Redirection plugin is a pretty popular WordPress plugin. So when there was a request for supporting it I agreed it would be a good idea to add support for it. So in the latest version of Simple History there is now support for the plugin Redirection. The following things […]

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Available updates to WordPress, plugins and themes now logged

With the latest update of Simple History the log will show the available updates to plugins, themes and WordPress core that are found. This is a great feature to have if you for example subscribe to the history RSS feed. You no longer need to manually check the updates-page to see if there are any […]

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Creating and editing users: now you can see what changes have been made

Before this version (2.7) of Simple History you could see in the log that a user had been created or changed. But you could not see any details. With this update however, you can now see a lot of details when a user is created or edited: their username, name, email, webpage, and so on. […]

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Developer Loggers plugin adds new features to Simple History

There is now a new plugin that extends Simple History with new features and loggers. It’s called Developer Loggers for Simple History. At the moment the developer plugin adds:

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Lots of good reviews at WordPress.org

Now this plugin has 100 5-star reviews. Simple History for WordPress: now with 100 reviews with rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!https://t.co/mlDfe0WhMy pic.twitter.com/wXF5scQ5lr — Pär Thernström (@eskapism) February 9, 2016

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Brute force attacks can make the log big – here’s why and how to stop it

In the support forum for Simple History some people have raised issues about the Simple History database tables are growing large. (For example this thread and this thread. The reason for this is that Simple History is really good at logging things. So if your WordPress blog is getting a really big amount of brute […]

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Changes to taxonomies now logged

With version 2.5 or Simple History the creation, modification, and deletion of taxonomies are now logged. This includes terms, categories and post tags.