A few months ago, I released a new plugin in the WordPress repository: the WP Changes Tracker plugin, which seemed to hit an old yet barely covered need in the community: track all system changes and maintain a wordpress installation changelog.
The need / problem space
Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you – or someone else, your customer for instance – updated a series of plugins causing no obvious trouble, only to find out a few days later that something went terribly wrong… But what? What were those plugins that i upgraded? And which one is the culprit? Until now, I personally had to rely on my own note taking or – worse – my goldfish-sized hyper caffeinated memory.
If you have been in the same situation, cry no more. This plugin keeps track of many changes made to your wordpress structure: core, network, plugins and options, for now. It allows you to maintain a wordpress changelog if you like.
WordPress changelog plugin Roadmap
Right now, I plan to add the following features:
- track theme changes
- Keep track of user-made changes to content
Other ideas for improvement? Hit that comment box!