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:


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


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!

New thingie: JavaScript widget to show WordPress Plugin info

Recently I stumbled upon a very nice GitHub jQuery widget. I liked the GitHub widget so much that I decided to create my own widget, to show WordPress Plugin info. It’s called jQuery WordPress Plugin Widget and it looks like this:


You can view a demo of it and you can download and view the source at GitHub.

Over and out.

New plugin: WP JavaScript Error Logger

wp-javascript-error-log-overview-screen I just came home after visiting Front-Trends 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. A very nice conference, featuring nice weather, nice people, nice speakers, nice food, and finally pretty bad coffe. So… all in all: a very nice conference indeed. The opening talk of the conference was a presentation called “Know your errors” by Diogo Antunes, in which he spoke about the options you have to log the JavaScript errors that a visitor to your site may encounter. While viewing that presentation I though: hey, I wanna try this, and since I do WordPress websites the most easy solution would be to make a WordPress plugin out of it. So I did: It’s a early version. But is seems to work. So I’m happy. Please try it and let me know what you think!