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coreActivity 2.0

After five months of active development since version 1.0 was released and eight major updates, the coreActivity plugin has reached a big milestone – version 2.0 with new events, new user tracking, new options, and plenty of updates and fixes.

At this time, version 2.0 has covered all the features that were planned initially (yes, finally, activities related to metadata are added), with the exception of one big feature (advanced logs filtering) that remains on the roadmap for the 3.0 release that will be in the works later this year. Between now and then, there are minor features planned, new events to implement, and other improvements and fixes to make.

For now, version 2.0 is a huge step for the plugin, bringing a new feature – tracking the user’s latest login, logout, and activity time, online status based on the latest activity and integration into the WordPress admin Users panel to show the data, and even implements ordering of users by activity. I plan to add more changes to these in the next plugin versions, and plugins like coreSecurity Pro will also take advantage of this.

Users panel with Status, Ladt Active and Last Login columns added by coreActivity
Users panel with Status, Ladt Active, and Last Login columns added by coreActivity

When it comes to events, the plugin has 20+ new events to track. This finally includes logging plugins and themes installations and updates, metadata adding, deleting, and editing for posts (and bbPress and WooCommerce), terms, users, and comments. And there is support for skipping duplicated event entries. This is very useful for events that often repeat – errors, available updates, and more. Skipping duplicated entries is enabled by default.

Live update for the main Logs panel is improved, with time set to 10 seconds and a new element showing countdown and status when the next live update will be retrieved. There are many updates to the multisite network support, and the integration of the plugin into individual blogs, many changes to the styling for plugin admin pages (with the help of the newest Dev4Press Library), option to control IPv4 address visibility in the logs, few fixes related to PHP 8.3, logs panel bulk removal, and issues with the live update results having broken URLs.

Finally, plugin documentation has been updated with a lot of new articles and information about every aspect of the plugin.

More about CoreActivity

To learn more about the plugin, check out the official home page and the list of all components and events included with the latest version available. The plugin is available on GitHub. Full plugin documentation is available in the official knowledge base.

Plugin Install & Update

The plugin is available in the WordPress.org plugins repository, and it can be installed directly from the WordPress website Plugins panel by searching for ‘coreactivity.’

Let me know if you find any issues and want to see more components and events added. Feel free to stop by the GitHub page and contribute to the plugin development.

To see the list of all the changes in this version, please check out the changelog. If you find any issues with the new version, please, report them in the support forums.

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coreActivity plugin for WordPress
Activity logging for WordPress powered websites

Monitor and log all kinds of activity happening on the WordPress website, with fine control over events to log, detailed log and events panels, and more.

About the author

Milan Petrovic
Milan Petrovic

CEO and Lead developer of Dev4Press Web Development company, working with WordPress since 2008, first as a freelancer, later founding own development company. Author of more than 250 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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