WP Activity Log

Description

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE & EASY TO USE ACTIVITY LOG PLUGIN FOR WORDPRESS

Keep an activity log of everything that happens on your WordPress sites and multisite networks with the WP Activity Log plugin to:

  • Ensure user productivity
  • Improve user accountability
  • Ease troubleshooting
  • Know exactly what all your users are doing
  • Better manage & organize your WordPress site & users
  • Easily spot suspicious behavior before there are security problems.

WP Activity Log is the most comprehensive real time user activity and monitoring log plugin. It helps hundreds of thousands of WordPress administrators and security professionals keep an eye on what is happening on their websites and is the most highly rated WordPress activity log plugin.

WP Activity Log has been featured on the websites of some of the most popular and leading businesses in the WordPress ecosystem, such as WPBeginner, GoDaddy, and Kinsta.

Note: The activity log for WordPress is FREE and you can keep as much logs as you want. Additional features such as reports, email notifications, SMS alerts, search & filters, integrations with logs management system, and many others are available in the Premium Edition.

Maintained & Supported by WP White Security

WP White Security is a European development company that builds high-quality WordPress security & management plugins. Check out our list of WordPress plugins that can help you better manage and improve the security of your WordPress websites and users.

WordPress Changes & Details the Plugin Keeps a Log Of

As a comprehensive & complete WordPress activity log solution WP Activity Log does not just tell you that a post, a user profile, or an object was updated. It tells you exactly what was changed within the post, the user profile, or the object.

Below is a summary of the changes that the plugin can keep a record of:

  • Post, Page and Custom Post Type changes such as status, content changes, title, URL, custom field & other metadata changes

  • Tags and Categories changes such as creating, modifying or deleting them, and adding or removing them from posts

  • Widgets and Menus changes such as creating, modifying or deleting them

  • User changes such as user created or registered, deleted or added to a site on multisite network

  • User profile changes such as password, email, display name and role changes

  • User activity such as login, logout, failed logins and terminating other sessions

  • WordPress core and settings changes such as installed updates, permalinks, default role, URL and other site-wide changes

  • WordPress multisite network changes such as adding, deleting or archiving sites, adding or removing users from sites etc (activity logs for multisite networks).

  • Plugins and Themes changes such as installing, activating, deactivating, uninstalling and updating them

  • WordPress database changes such as when a plugin adds or removes a table

  • Changes on WooCommerce Stores & products, Yoast SEO, WPForms, Gravity Forms, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), MainWP and other popular WordPress plugins.

  • WordPress site file changes such as new files are added, or existing ones are modified or deleted.

For every event that the plugin records it also reports the:

  • Date & time (and milliseconds) of when it happened,
  • User & role of the user who did the change,
  • Source IP address from where the change happened,
  • The object on which the change has taken place.

Refer to WordPress activity log event IDs for a complete list of all the changes WP Activity Log can keep a record of and a detailed explanation of what change every event ID represents.

Extend the Functionality of WP Activity Log

Upgrade to WP Activity Log Premium to:

  • See who is logged to your website in real-time,
  • See what everyone is doing in real-time,
  • Log off any user with just a click,
  • Generate HTML and CSV reports,
  • Get notified via email of important changes,
  • Get instant SMS message alerts of critical site changes,
  • Search the activity log using text-based searches,
  • Use the built-in filters to fine tune the search results,
  • Store activity log in an external database to improve security and scalability,
  • Mirror the activity log to logs management systems such as AWS CloudWatch, Loggly and Papertrail in real-time,
  • Easily mirror the logs in real-time to business communication systems such as Slack,
  • Send a copy of your websites’ activity log to a log file on your web server in real-time,
  • Archive old activity log data to another database for better storage and log management.

Refer to the features and benefits page for more detailed information on the features of the WP Activity Log plugin.

Free and Premium Support

Support for WP Activity Log is free on the WordPress support forums.

Premium world-class support is available via email to all WP Activity Log Premium users.

Note: paid customer support is given priority and is provided via one-to-one email and over the phone. Upgrade to Premium to benefit from priority support.

Other Noteworthy Features

On top of the comprehensive activity log, WP Activity Log also has a number of non-logging specific features that make it a complete WordPress logging solution, such as:

Refer to the WordPress activity log plugin datasheet for a complete list of all the plugin’s features.

As Featured On:

WP Activity Log extensions for third party plugins

WP Activity Log can keep also a detailed log of changes that happen on other plugins. Below is the list of the activity log extensions for third party plugins:

  • WP Activity Log for WooCommerce: Install this extension to keep a log of changes you and yourr team do in the WooCommerce store settings, orders, products, coupons and much more.
  • WP Activity Log for Yoast SEO: Install this extension to keep a log of the Yoast SEO plugin settings changes, and also of the on-page SEO changes you and your team make in the Yoast SEO meta box.
  • WP Activity Log for WPForms: Install this extension to keep a log of the changes your team does in the WPForms plugin settings, forms, form files, entries (leads) and more.
  • WP Activity Log for Gravity Forms: Install this extension to keep a log of the changes your team does in the Gravity Forms plugin settings, forms, forms settings, entries (leads) and more.
  • WP Activity Log for bbPress: Intall this extension to keep a log of changes in bbPress forums, topics, bbPress settings and more.
  • Activity Log for MainWP: Install this MainWP extension to keep a log of the MainWP network changes and can see the activity logs of all child sites from one central location – the MainWP dashboard.

Related Links and Documentation

WP Activity Log in your language!

We need help translating the plugin and the activity log events. Please visit the WordPress Translate Project to translate the plugin. Drop us an email on support@wpwhitesecurity.com to get mentioned in the list of translators below.

Install WP Activity Log from within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘WP Activity Log’
  3. Install and activate the WP Activity Log plugin
  4. Allow or skip diagnostic tracking

Install WP Activity Log manually

  1. Upload the wp-security-audit-log directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the WP Activity Log plugin from the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Allow or skip diagnostic tracking

Screenshots

  • The WordPress activity logs from where the site administrator can see all the user and site changes.
  • See who is logged in to your WordPress and manage users sessions with Users Sessions Management
  • The plugin settings from where site administrator can configure generic plugin settings such as reverse proxy support, who can manage the plugin etc.
  • The WordPress audit trail settings from where you can configure automatic pruning of alerts, which timestamp should be used and more.
  • Configuring WordPress email and SMS alerts with the Email & SMS Notifications module
  • Search in the WordPress activity log with the use filters to fine tune the search results.
  • The Enable/Disable events section from where Administrators can disable or enable activity log events.
  • The Log Viewer of a Super Admin in a WordPress multisite network installation with the Site selection drop down menu.
  • WP Activity Log is integrated with the built-in revision system of WordPress, thus allowing you to see what content changes users make on your WordPress posts, pages and custom post types. For more information read Keep Record of All WordPress Content Changes
  • Mirror the WordPress activity log to an external solution such as Syslog or Papertrail to centralize logging, ensure logs are always available and cannot be tampered with in the unfortunate case of a hack attack.

FAQ

Support and Documentation

Please refer to our support pages for all the technical information and product documentation.

Reviews

October 26, 2021
WP Activity log makes my life so much easier. I can finally see what my users are doing and can use that info to troubleshoot. The amount of time this saves me more than covers the cost. Plus, it is really well written software, which I appreciate as a developer.
October 20, 2021
It saved me a lot of time and gave me more peace of mind. For me MUST HAVE plugin.
September 21, 2021
This plugin is great because it can notify you as soon as you get a login from a foreign IP address on your wordpress site.
September 16, 2021
I used the payed version for a startup with a fairly complex WordPress & WooCommerce Subscriptions project and it gave us more peace of mind that we were able to quickly see what users are doing and how the automated payments and changes were working. Can highly recommend using this plugin to gain more insight into your WordPress installation.
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Activity Log” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WP Activity Log” has been translated into 6 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

4.3.3.1 (2021-10-13)

Bug fixes
* Fixed critical error with PHP 7.2.

4.3.3 (2021-10-13)

Release notes: WP Activity Log 4.3.3: Plugin setting importer & exporter & support for REST API

New activity log event IDs
* ID 5028: Enabled or disabled automatic updates for a plugin.
* ID 5029: Enabled or disabled automatic updates for a theme.

New activity log event IDs for notifications in the plugin
* ID 6310: Changed the status of the “Daily activity log summary email”.
* ID 6311: Modified the list of recepients of the “Daily activity log summary email”.
* ID 6312: Changed the status of a built in notification.
* ID 6313: Changed the recepient(s) of a built in notification.
* ID 6314: Added a new custom notification.
* ID 6315: Modified a custom notification.
* ID 6316: Changed the status of a custom notification.
* ID 6317: Deleted a custom notification.
* ID 6318: Modified the default notification template.

New activity log event IDs for integrations & activity log mirrors
* ID 6320: Added a new integration connection.
* ID 6321: Modified an integration connection.
* ID 6322: Deleted an integration connection.
* ID 6323: Added a new activity log mirror.
* ID 6324: Modified an activity log mirror.
* ID 6325: Changed the status of an activity log morror (disabled/enabled).
* ID 6326: Deleted an activity log mirror.
* ID 6327: Changed the statues of the setting “Logging events to database”.

New features

*  Plugin settings exporter & importer: easily export and import the plugin's settings configuration for backups, migration etc.
*  Options to delete specific data from the activity log, such as all events about a user, or an IP address.
*  Plugin keeps log of authenticated user changes done to the website via the REST API.
*  New button to only terminate the users' sessions that match the search criteria in Logged in users' session.
* Added the new {first_name} and {last_name} tags to the custom notifications template.
* New hook to [edit the activity log event data before it is sent to mirrors](https://wpactivitylog.com/support/kb/list-hooks/#wsal_event_data_before_mirror).

Improvements

*  Logs from subsites on multisite networks can be mirrored to AWS Cloudwatch as individual log streams.
* [Activity log retention policy](https://wpactivitylog.com/support/kb/activity-log-retention-policies/) can now be specified by the number of days.
* Plugin now reports user role changes done via the "Members" plugin (by Memberpress).
* Event ID 2010 (user uploaded a file) now includes a link to the uploaded attachment.
* Added "Blog ID" and "Site URL" to mirrored activity log events.
* Hover over prompt for users entries in activity log viewer now displays more information about the user.
* Improved the handling of post meta changes ([support ticket](https://wordpress.org/support/topic/issue-with-hook-name-and-param-callback/)).
* Renamed menu entry "BD & Integrations" to "Integrations" to better reflect its purpose.
* Contact us link in install wizard now points to contact us page on website instead of homepage.
* Auto complete filters in Reports now check up to 100 records.
* Added additional database checks to ensure all data is removed from database upon uninstall on a multisite network.
* Improved coverage for the Members plugin - plugin now reports user role changes done via the Members plugin.
* Updated the "Help" link in the first time install wizard.
* change the "wsal_inactive_sessions_test" database override to a filter.
* Improved in-context help messages in plugin settings and ensured all titles are uniform.

Bug fixes
* Fixed a PHP warning which happened when visiting the plugin’s settings pages (support ticket).
* Fixed PHP notice which happened when visiting an archive page (support ticket).
* Event IDs for “integration connections” changes wrongly reported for changes in “activity log mirroring connection” changes.
* Fixed: Activity log retention policies appearing twice in some scenarios.
* Fixed: Activity log retention settings and archive settings popup logic.
* Added the missing argument in a multisite network that were creating a PHP error during plugin uninstall.
* Setting the setting “Remove all data on uninstall” to “No” no longer leaves no option selected.

Refer to the complete plugin changelog for more detailed information about what was new, improved and fixed in previous versions of the WP Activity Log plugin.