The Auditor, Closed Beta 2

The Overview page, now shinier than ever

Following on from our initial announcement, I’m happy to announce we have a new version! We’ve listened to feedback and made many improvements. We’re also making expanding the closed beta! One of the points mentioned in feedback was the potential for extending the plugin, examples including Google Analytics traffic widgets on the overview page etc.

The second iteration now comes with more developer documentation explaining how to:

  • Add your own events
  • Use multiple event logs
  • Custom logging outputs
  • Custom html for logtable events
  • Hook debugging tools
I’ve also updated the UI, there are now:
  • Nicer and more consistent colours across all graphs. For example, an Option Changed event is now the same colour in all graphs and tables
  • Additional charts showing attachments, published pages, and custom post types
  • Colour coded log table rows, matching the graph entries and line charts
  • Multiple Log listings support
  • A redesigned User filtering UI with AJAX suggestions, handles large user bases much better
As well as many other small adjustments and additional log events. Additional hooks and filters have also been added to help integrate plugins and themes into the logging systems.
Those in the closed beta group have a copy sitting in their email inboxes, and anybody with idea or thoughts please let us know in the comments below.
Comments
  • flow 12 / Jun / 2012 at 11:57 am

    I’d like to be on the list and try it, if it’s possible, on some wp blogs. I’ll subscribe to your newsletter right now!

    Salud!

  • shawn 21 / Apr / 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I’ve enjoyed using the beta2 vs. and was just hopping back to see if there are any further updates available for testing. Anything specific beyond the email that I sent, which you might want further testing on?

    • Tom J Nowell
      Tom J Nowell 23 / Apr / 2012 at 1:04 pm

      I have an update coming soon but it’s more of a 2.5 than a beta 3, no new features like the transition from 1 to 2, just warnings fixed, performance improvements, and minor changes/tweaks. There’ll be an email and a notification in your admin when it’s ready =]

      • shawn 23 / Apr / 2012 at 3:43 pm

        Awesome

  • John Ellmore 19 / Apr / 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Regarding the question about how much we’d pay for a plugin like this:

    For my organization, we manage around 5 or 6 individual WordPress, all of which would benefit from this plugin. I would suggest maybe a one-website license for $15, with maybe a ten-pack available for $120 or so, and a developer license for a few hundred. I know we’d be happy to pay that. I’m not a huge fan of using commercial plugins on a subscription basis, though.

    Also, does “Custom logging outputs” mean that we can hook into the Auditor’s logging handler function and provide our own functionality (like sending a text message or email notification to an admin)?

    • Tom J Nowell
      Tom J Nowell 19 / Apr / 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Indeed it does, all the logging outputs are modular. At the moment the logger plugin comes with outputs for DB, error log, and hooks/actions, but there’s nothing stopping emails, xml-rpc, jabber, etc

  • Azizur Rahman 19 / Apr / 2012 at 10:22 am

    I am really keen to try this. Please keep me updated and put me on your testing lists.

  • Derak 11 / Apr / 2012 at 8:53 pm

    This looks great. Does it work with a multisite wordpress instance? I’d also be interested in participating in additional beta testing.

    • David Coveney
      David Coveney 12 / Apr / 2012 at 9:18 am

      Hi Derak – it does indeed work in Multisites mode. We’re not taking on any more beta testers I’m afraid, but if you’ve subscribed to our newsletter (see the footer, or tick the box in comments) you’ll get announcements about releases.

  • shawn 9 / Apr / 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Fantastic plugin. the information is highly valuable and I love going in each day to see what new stuff has happened on my site while I was gone.

  • Jeff C 2 / Apr / 2012 at 8:54 am

    I would also be very interested in beta testing this. I just found your blog via a theme of yours I am testing.

    • David Coveney
      David Coveney 2 / Apr / 2012 at 8:58 am

      Hi Jeff – the Beta is now closed, but once testing is complete we’ll be bringing the plugin to market. Pricing and strategy yet to be decided, however. So out of curiosity… what would you pay for such a tool?

  • Kerry Webster 31 / Mar / 2012 at 6:18 am

    If your taking requests for additional beta testers please let me know.

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