Building Logtivity

This is a series of posts about building the Logtivity SaaS service.

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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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 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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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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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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