Stream is the easiest and safest way to track content changes happening to your WordPress site and then view them in beautifully organized detail.
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.
I am so disgusted w/ the version 2.0.1. Wrong move - PERIOD.
I have now lost all & entire trust w/ the brand name of this company.
I was never warned about the ramifications of this latest update.
I was never polled, I never sent in any information about doing what they did.
I went from having a working, honest to good plugin, whereas, the words "we put all our resources into this new update" - whereas, the older version was working 100% fine. Collosal mistake.
I write this review today, given that I had to log in to find status reports on my site. However, I get for the 1st time of EVER using this plugin -- after the uninformed update, that I have an ERROR CONNECTING. WTF!!!
UNACCEPTABLE. PERIOD. I'm so mad, I honestly don't know what to do. But all I want to do is totally RIP the plugin OUT OF MY SITE with my bare hands.
But all i can do, is press delete. That will suffice.
I'm going back to the old version. and it's even worse where it's difficult to even find & access the older versions.
Disgusted beyond belief.
I've been using stream on multisite installs for a while now, specially to be able to track what editors/customers are doing. It's organized and clean views are a good way of quickly getting to know what's been going one in each site of the network.
however, since the last update I can't install plugins as network admin, I keep getting the message that I must signup to stream premium to be able to install extensions.
I would understand such behaviour if we were talking about installing extensions to stream, but it blocks me from installing regular wordpress extensions in wordpress.
Hopefully a bug.
Anyway, manually removed stream and all it's db tables for now.