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Stream

Stream is the easiest and safest way to track content changes happening to your WordPress site and then view them in beautifully organized detail.

Average Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
Great Plugin
By , for WP 4.0

Stream does the job for admin logs and looks great!

Quality Plugin
By , for WP 4.0

The 2.0 Update could have rolled out much more effectively but this is a solid plugin.

Lifesaver
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin has helped save me so much time troubleshooting issues. When clients call not understanding why certain things are happening or not happening, I can easily trace down the actions they've taken to this point and see what mistakes they're making or discover if there are actual bugs that need to be addressed.

I agree with everyone else that the update to 2.0 was interesting. I don't feel like there was much warning that the plugin was transitioning from a product to a service, and it almost feels like things were hi-jacked, but in reality the new version is sweet, it still has a free option and the pro options are super affordable for the value they provide.

I seriously don't think I'll work on another WP site without this plugin installed.

Shareware
By , for WP 4.0

No feature,
All feature is in pro version.
30 days to test...
This plugin has nothing to do in the list of wordpress plugin

Ver useful for system admins
By , for WP 4.0

If you can imagine being in a position where you need to explain why something broken on your company website, this is quite indispensable.

Im still evaluating if has any impact performance wise, my suspicion is that it doesn't, so I will most likely use this on all the sites I manage.

I agree with daveshine. Great plugin.
By , for WP 4.0

I have been using Stream since it showed up in my twitter feed. Great plugin for sites that have multiple users creating content. I work at a University and oversee student workers and users in other departments that have varying roles. It is great to see people using the system I have set up knowing it is good enough that I have not heard from them since I first trained them. Warms the cockles of my heart. The transition to 2.0 was a little bumpy. I went a few days where I was not able to access my stream, which showed me how dependent I was on it to know what was happening on the site I administrate. I'll be happy if it continues to be supported and developed and trust that XWP will continue to make improvements.
Thank you!

A poorly executed decision
By , for WP 4.0

Stream is technically a very good plugin. It is built to high standards and provides a good UI for its users. It is also well supported by the developers. These are all great plus points.

Unfortunately, the Stream team's decision to move the storage mechanism to a third-party service with no prior warning to existing users and no option to retain the prior functionality means I can no longer recommend this plugin.

Where is the activity data being stored? Who can access it? How secure is it? How can I get my data out or ask for it to be deleted? Who is liable for its availability? What is the relationship with WordPress.com? None of this information is covered anywhere.

While Stream remains a technically good plugin, the changes in version 2.0 have been made with seemingly little thought for anything beyond the technical implementation.

Version 2.0 is a no-go for healthcare
By , for WP 4.0

Since version 2.0 ships all data to Stream's servers rather than storing it on the local server this plugin can no longer be used by participants in the U.S. healthcare industry.

Stream does not offer HIPAA compliant servers and does not sign a necessary Business Associate Agreement as required by the law.

Great up until the 2.0 update
By , for WP 4.0

I started using Stream on a few sites in the summer of 2014. I thought it was a great way to keep track of changes on a multi-user site. However, since the 2.0 update, I had trouble connecting to WordPress.com to authenticate. I also don't like this model and prefer to keep the logs locally. Unfortunately, there was no easy way to revert so I've removed Stream and will just do without it. I think a better model would have been to make the cloud and pay options a premium feature that allowed you to pay if you found the features worthwhile.

Version 2 is hugely disappointing!
By , for WP 4.0

I upgraded to version 2, and as a result have taken 2 steps backwards. Previous version was functional and productive. Lost all EXCLUSION rules and can not migrate past records. We are a non-profit organization and can not afford to go PRO.Also, do not wish to store my data in the cloud. Will be deactivating this plugin and searching for an alternative.

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