Steve Burge

Logtivity 2.0 Has Hosted Error Logs for WordPress

At Logtivity we aim solve problems faced by WordPress agencies, or anyone else who is in charge of lots of WordPress sites.

One problem that agencies kept talking about was error logs. It’s often very difficult for them to view error logs for WordPress sites. Some hosting companies require you to contact them, and a few days later, they’ll send you the logs!

With Logtivity 2.0, you’ll always have instant access to view the errors, because we host your error logs. I’ve attached a screenshot below:

Hosted error logs are just better. They’re east to find and search. With many hosting companies, the error logs are dumped into one big, messy file. With Logtivity, you can search, filter, and view key information about each error.

You can also get notifications for errors. Logtivity can notify you as soon as an error occurs, allowing you to jump on it as soon as possible rather than waiting for a user to report it. If there’s a Fatal Error that takes your site offline, we’ll send you immediate notifications.

Click here to find out more about Logtivity 2.0.

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We launched RoleUp for Onboarding and Offboarding WordPress Users

Over the years, we’ve built a lot of WordPress plugins. Recently we’ve experimenting with SaaS platforms for WordPress.

First was Watchful which is a site maintenance service.

Next was Logtivity which is a monitoring service for WordPress agencies.

This month, we’ve launched RoleUp. This a platform to onboard and offboard users from a lot of WordPress sites. You can see a preview of the RoleUp dashboard in the image below:

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Logtivity Has Notifications That Work Across All Your Sites

I’ve been building sites and starting projects for … too many years now. Let’s say 20 years as a conservative estimate. I’ve collected dozens of sites for work, hobbies, side-projects, and for various family members.

It’s always been a pain to keep track of them. At least one site every year gets hacked and falls victim to a bad plugin, or some mistake I’ve made.

So I’ve been making full use of the “Global Alerts” we’ve just built at Logtivity.

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TaxoPress Gets a Big New Feature: Auto Terms

I posted at the end of last year about a side-project: overhauling the TaxoPress plugin.

We continue to make steady progress on this plugin. The most recent new feature is “Auto Terms” which can scan your WordPress content and automatically assign terms.

There are lots of ways to get big websites with tons of content. Some sites have forums with 10,000’s of posts. Some sites have large stores with massive amounts of products.

Personally, my sites have always leaned towards content. I’ve written a lot of blog posts and documentation articles. At a certain point, all that content becomes hard to manage. However, if you’re publishing 10, 100 or even 1,000’s of posts every day, it can be difficult to organize it all.

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Logtivity Charts Got Much Better with Chart.js and Date Range Picker

Logtivity is a WordPress activity log that we launched this summer. Not only can you track all the activity on your site, but with Logtivity you can also turn that information into beautiful and useful charts.

We use the charts all the time in our other business. You can use these charts to show logins, purchases, subscriptions, cancellations, downloads, or any other key events.

Logtivity charts just got a lot better because you can customise the date range for charts. Your charts are updated with advanced date ranges, so you can zoom in to view any time period.

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TaxoPress: What it’s Like to Overhaul a Legacy Plugin

Earlier this year, we took over running Simple Tags, an old WordPress plugin that had 80,000 users, but hadn’t been updated in a long time.

We saw a need in WordPress for one plugin that can manage all the taxonomies on your site. A plugin like that would be incredibly useful in organizing large sites.

On the surface, these deals always look attractive for developers. We get a large existing userbase at an affordable price. And hopefully those users can become customers and we can build a business.

The reality is more rocky.

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Logtivity is Featured on WPTavern

On Friday, our new Logtivity project was featured on WPTavern. For a start-up, being featured on the Tavern often marks a debut into the WordPress community.

Every now and again, some complaints pop up about WPTavern. Mostly they center around the fact that the site is owned by Matt Mullenweg, and there are potential conflicts of interest, but people are rarely able to point to specific examples. WPTavern is well run. Yes, it probably focuses more on boosting and encouraging the WordPress community, than it does on hard-hitting criticism, but that’s not a bad thing at all. For entirely independent alternatives, there are Post Status and also WP Mainline, although I’m afraid you’ll find them to be warm and welcoming also. There are harsher takes on the WordPress world, and you can find them with a little digging on Twitter.

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Logtivity and Easy Digital Downloads User Tracking

We launched Logtivity in August: it’s a new activity log service that helps you understand exactly what’s happening on your WordPress site.

The first version of Logtivity had support for the WordPress core, so it recorded eventss like these:

  • WordPress Core Updated
  • Post Updated
  • Post Published
  • Attachment Uploaded
  • Theme Deleted
  • User Created
  • Profile Updated
  • Plugin Activated

The next big step is integration with Easy Digital Downloads. If you sell WordPress plugins or themes, there is a very good chance that you use the Software Licensing extension. It is a cornerstone of the WordPress economy.

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