Simple History shows recent changes made within WordPress, directly on your dashboard or on a separate page. By using this plugin you can among many things see when a post has been edited, a user was created or when an attachment was uploaded. On sites with multiple authors this is a very useful plugin.
Simple History Features
- See when and what page, post or custom post type that have been created, modified or deleted
- See when an attachments have been uploaded, modified or deleted
- See when a plugin have been activated or deactivated
- Search the history to find anything
- Choose to show the history log on the dashboard or on a separate page
- A secret RSS feed of the tracked history is available that you can subscribe to
- There is also a RSS feed of changes available, so you can keep track of the changes made via your favorite RSS reader on your phone, on your iPad, or on your computer.
Objects Simple History tracks in WordPress
Here’s a list of the tings that Simple History keeps track of in WordPress:
- Settings pages changes
- Pages, posts and custom post types – added, deleted
- Comments – status
- Attachments – uploads and edits
- Plugin install and updated
- Users – login, create, logout, update
- Core updates – when WordPress itself is updated to a new version
- Widgets – get info when someone adds, updates or removes a widget in a sidebar
bbPress – view changes to forums and topics and view user changes
Gravity Forms – see who created, edited or deleted a form, field, or entry
- + more things via it’s extender classes
Follow development and contribute
The development of Simple History takes place at GitHub. There you can file bug reports or even make changes yourself and send pull requests.
If you are a theme or plugin developer you can add your own things to the history log by using the function simple_history_add().
There some filters that you can use to control the behavior of Simple History: