The Auditor has been in beta for some time and was finally launched yesterday by Interconnect/IT. The plugin, as the title implies, creates an audit trail of all of the actions that have been carried out on a WordPress website, bringing a new level of ease to debugging client sites. From the website:
One day, a client of ours changed a WordPress setting. An important one. He didn’t tell us. He just told us his site was broken and it needed fixing, urgently. We were only able to guess at what had happened.
We realised that we weren’t the only people with this problem – if you administer WordPress sites, you need to know what other people are doing when they’re logged in. You need to know when something’s been changed.
After six months of development and testing, The Auditor was born.
The plugin lets you:
- track user productivity
- set up custom logging functionality
- view a website’s recent history
- track for security issues
At USD $249 dollars, The Auditor is significantly more expensive than most WordPress plugins, but I think that the initial outlay will pay dividends in the time saved trying to figure out what a client has done to break their website. What do you think? Can you see yourself investing?∞