PlainTracker – Simple Personal Project Tracker


PlainTracker is a lightweight WordPress plugin to track hours spent on your personal and professional projects and goals. Because we love simple tools, to make use of PlainTracker you need to follow these straightforward steps:

  • Define your activities.
  • Log how much time you spent on each activity.
  • Analyze your time reports. Make changes to your routines if needed.

Use Case

I prefer to use PlainTracker as a big picture tool. During the week I use a paper notebook or a smartphone notes app to quickly log my time, like Cardio Exercise – 1 hour , or Develop Game App – 2.5 hours. Then, usually on Sunday, I enter all the week logs into PlainTracker. After the week data is there, I smoothly continue into my weekly, monthly or yearly review of my goals and progress with PlainTracker reports.

Quick Facts

  • PlainTracker works in WordPress backend/admin area (wp-admin part of your WordPress website).
  • WordPress Administrators can define which users can access PlainTracker.
  • Each WordPress user has their own set of data.


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  • Records dashboard.
  • Add a new record.
  • Current activities.
  • Export records.
  • Import records.


Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t even need to leave your web browser.
To do an automatic install:

  • Log in to your WordPress admin panel, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
  • In the search field type “PlainTracker” and click Search Plugins.
  • Once you’ve found the plugin you can install it by clicking Install Now.

Manual Installation

The manual installation method involves downloading the plugin and uploading it to your web server.

  • Download the plugin file and unzip it.
  • Using an FTP program, or your hosting control panel, upload the unzipped plugin folder to your WordPress installation’s wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in the WordPress admin.


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Contributors & Developers

“PlainTracker – Simple Personal Project Tracker” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Minor fixes.


  • Code optimization.


  • Added bulk actions for activities.
  • Code optimization.


  • Code optimization.


  • BUG: a fatal error could happen as the plugin could try to handle not its own actions.


  • Code optimization.


  • Code optimization.


  • Added a form to add multiple records per for one day.


  • Added option to change activities display order.
  • Code optimization.


  • Code optimization.


  • Code optimization.


  • Code optimization.


  • Initial release.