WordPress has matured nicely over the last decade, evolving from merely a blogging platform into a full-fledged CMS.
But there are plenty of things that WordPress still lacks or could use considerable improvement. One of those things really caught our eye at X-Team, and we decided to do something about it.
I’m pleased to announce the release of Stream: a plugin to track and monitor every change made on your WordPress site in beautifully organized detail.
Changes happening to a WordPress site are a real blind spot for many site owners. The pain is especially felt when there are multiple editors working on a site. Who is working on what? Am I messing up something that someone else just worked on?
Stream allows you to see exactly what your peers have updated to mitigate the risk of update clashing.
It’s not just site owners that benefit from visibility into user activity. Freelancers and agencies can finally know how their clients are updating their sites. Stream helps to facilitate troubleshooting by telling you exactly what changes have been done, when they happened, and who did them.
Best of all, Stream is free and open source. So you can start using it today.
Our WordPress superheroes were able to ship the initial release in just 3 weeks, and we intend to maintain this plugin for the long-haul, with many more enhancements already in the works. So if you’re a developer, please visit us over on GitHub and contribute to the project.
Bonus: Our friends over at WP Tavern gave a nice review of the plugin, as well as some great use cases to think about. You can read their post here.
Double bonus: Check out this video by X-Team’s own Topher DeRosia introducing and showing you how to use Stream: