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Is there a way to track logged in user activity? I'd like to see who logged in to the site each day and maybe see a specific persons login history.

Currently I have no idea which of the registered users are visiting my site. It's a private family site with ~20 members and I'm just curious to know who is and who isn't using it.

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As it's a small site, you can do some "real" tracking:

// Update the visit time on *every* request
function wpse32258_update_usertracking(){
    if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
        $user_ID = get_current_user_id();

        $data = get_user_meta( $user_ID, 'user_tracking' );
        $data[] = current_time( 'timestamp', true );

        update_user_meta( $user_ID, 'user_tracking', $data );
add_action( 'init', 'wpse32258_update_usertracking' );

// Output the user visit dates below the footer for admin
function wpse32258_get_usertracking(){
    if ( ! current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) )

    $data = array();
    foreach ( get_users() as $user ){
        $dates = get_user_meta( $user->ID, 'user_tracking' );
        echo "<h3>{$user->first_name} {$user->last_name}</h3><hr />";
        foreach ( $dates as $date )
            echo "{$date}\n";
        echo '<hr />';
add_action( 'shutdown', 'wpse32258_get_usertracking' );
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I have tried all the plugins listed here, and while some of them were really cool I felt like there were some things lacking.

So recently some friends and I released a plugin called Stream which tracks every change made by logged-in WordPress users.

The plugin is similar to the ones listed here except that every change is organized by user, context, action and IP address to allow for robust filtering/searching.

More information:

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Something like this would probably be best handled by a plugin.

Here is one I found (the ThreeWP Activity Monitor) that claims to do just what you're talking about (note: I don't have any particular experience with this one).

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