Stream is the easiest and safest way to track content changes happening to your WordPress site and then view them in beautifully organized detail.
It is really comforting when having Stream installed to be able to see the changes that users are making to the site. When working with a less-technical client, having Stream is really helpful in a support request to be able to understand what they may have done wrong.
Disclosure: I've contributed to this project and I am affiliated with it.
I've followed Stream closely over the years and became a "Pro" subscriber with the 2.0 release. Stream had a lot of growing pains and while I was willing to go along with it I wasn't a big fan of the move to the cloud. I've been thrilled to see the "return to basics" with this 3.0 release and I'm excited to see where Stream goes from here.
Great plugin that has gone back to its strong roots. Really handy when working on a site with a team and I want to check out recent activity.
Stream does the job for admin logs and looks great!
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.
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 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.
I was a long time user of this plugin, even before it hit its version 1.0. I loved it from the beginning - and still do so now!
However, I have a few issues with this plugin since its version 2.0+, but I believe, those issues don't belong in this review section here, as I have already contacted the devs and also posted/ commented elsewhere. (These issues for example regard more aspects like pricing of pro plans and other handling around this plugin...)
Back the feature set itself: it is just plain awesome, laid out in a top-notch product which is a VERY USEFUL helper tool! Thanks for creating it!
The developers care for efficient and beautiful code and their responding to technical issues or other questions is beyond amazing. Yes, I mean it! Not all developers are open for concerns about internationalization or even business strategy.
Also, the team was kind enough to offer me bonus as an existing customer (of their former 1.x premium add-ons), so I will evaluate their newest offerings for some time to come, regardless a few personal concerns or concerns from my clients.
With my review here, I will send a signal to the dev team and other users that it is not an easy thing to handle as a developing company and also as a freelancer who handles stuff for his clients.
I mean this review here as I wrote it. Five stars from the bottom of my heart, regardless of some (current?) issues!
Keep up the good work! (And all other things don't mean the end of this world...! :-))
Thanks, Dave from Germany :)
Ignore the rest of this support thread. The plugin authors went above and beyond to sort out the issues.
This is one of the best WP monitoring plugin ever and their support really awesome.
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