Simple History “Quick diff” – a super efficient way to see post changes in WordPress

Update april 28, 2015: This feature is now available since version 2.0.29 of the plugin. Download here.

As the developer of the Simple History plugin for WordPress, I do use it a lot myself too. And one of the most common messages I see on my sites are this one:

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While it’s great to see what’s going on inside a site, the lack of context and detail of this message have bothered me for some time now. Sure, someone updated a post, but what changes was made?

So I thought of this for a while, and finally came up with the concept of Quick Diff:

Quick Diff: your daily time saver

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Quick Diff is a very simple and efficient way to quickly see what’s been changed in a post. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like:

  • it’s a diff that shows the differences between a post and its previous version
  • it’s small and quick because it does not show all the text of the post – just the parts that have been changed

Unlike most other activity tracking plugins, Simple History have always given you more than just the basic info. And with this latest update it will finally be more easy than ever before to follow the updates of a site.

Quick Diff will be available in the next version of Simple History that should be released in the next days. Stay tuned!

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