WP Activity Log

Description

WP Activity Log is the most comprehensive activity log plugin for logging user and system changes.

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-ime 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-ated activity log plugin for WordPress.

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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.

MAINTAINED & SUPPORTED BY MELAPRESS

Melapress develops high-quality WordPress management and security plugins such as Melapress Login Security, CAPTCHA 4WP, and WP 2FA, the #1 user-rated activity log plugin for WordPress.

Browse our list of WordPress security and administration plugins to see how our plugins can help you better manage and improve the security and administration of your WordPress websites and users.

WordPress changes and details the WP Activity Log keeps a log of

As a comprehensive and thorough activity log solution for WordPress, WP Activity Log not only tells you that a post, a user profile, or an object was updated, it also lets you know 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, and 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

  • 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.

Upgrade to WP Activity Log Premium and get even more

The premium version of WP Activity Log comes bundled with even more features to take your WordPress website administration and security to the next level.

With the premium edition of WP Activity Log, you get:

Premium features list

  • 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 filters to fine tune the search results and find what you need in seconds,
  • 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 WP Activity Log plugin features and benefits page to learn more about the benefits of upgrading to WP Activity Log Premium.

WP Activity Log third-party plugin support

WP Activity Log can keep also a detailed log of changes that happen on third-party plugins, including:

  • WooCommerce: Keep a log of changes you and your team do in the WooCommerce store settings, orders, products, coupons, and much more.
  • Yoast SEO: 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.
  • WPForms: Keep a log of the changes your team does in the WPForms plugin settings, forms, form files, entries (leads) and more.
  • Gravity Forms: Keep a log of the changes your team does in the Gravity Forms plugin settings, forms, forms settings, entries (leads) and more.
  • MemberPress: Keep a log of the changes in your MemberPress powered website, including plugin settings changes, memberships, payments, subscriptions and other changes that your team does on your website.
  • bbPress: Keep a log of changes in bbPress forums, topics, bbPress settings and more.
  • MainWP: 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.

Refer to activity logs for third party WordPress plugins for a complete list of all the plugins WP Activity Log can keep a log of.

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:

Free and premium support

Premium world-class support for WP Activity Log is free via email or through the WordPress support forums.

Note: Paid customer support is given priority and is provided via one-to-one email. Upgrade to Premium to benefit from priority support.

For any other queries, feedback, or if you simply want to get in touch with us, please use our contact form.

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Installing WP Activity Log

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. Extract the plugin ZIP file and upload it 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 in the Premium edition.
  • The plugin settings from where site administrator can configure generic plugin settings such as reverse proxy support, who can manage the plugin etc.
  • Use the event Inspector to see more technical details about each event in the activity log, such as the session ID and UserAgent string.
  • Configuring WordPress email and instant SMS alerts with the Email & SMS Notifications module in the Premium edition.
  • 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 Activity Log Viewer of a Super Admin in a WordPress multisite network installation alllows the admin to view the logs from all the network, or filter the logs of a specific site.
  • 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 in the Premium edition, to ensure logs are always available and cannot be tampered with in the unfortunate case of a hack attack.
  • Use the plugin settings to exclude objects from the logs, configure automatic pruning of events, which timestamp to be shonw in the logs and much more. The plugin is fully confirable.
  • Generate any type of statistics reports from the actiivty log with the Premium edition. You can see statistics such as number of newly registered users, number of user profile changes, number of logins, different IP addresses per user, and much more.
  • Use the Premium edition to also export any activity log data to an HTML report or CSV file. CSV files are the most widely supported format and can easily be read, parsed and imported in third party systems.

FAQ

Does the free version of WP Activity Log limit the data it collects?

No, the free version does not limit the data the plugin collects. The preium version adds additional features such as extensive log filtering options, external database/log management service integration, user session management, and much more.

How long can I keep the log data for?

You can keep the log data for as long as you want to, with no limits whatsoever placed on data retention. You can keep the log data forever if you want to.

Does the plugin send any log data to Melapress?

No, the plugin does not send any log data to us whatsoever. The only data we recieve is license data from the premium edition of the plugin.

Does the plugin receive updates?

We update the plugin fairly regularly to ensure the plugin continues to run in tip-top shape while adding new features from time to time.

Will WP Activity Log slow down my website?

WP Activity Log will not slow down your website. Each release is tested before release to ensure it works in the best way possible. Having said that, you need to make sure your WordPress web server has adequate resources to manage the load of your website.

Support and Documentation

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

Reviews

July 24, 2024
As an agency, we have been using the WP Activity Log plugin (both its free and premium versions) across multiple client websites and e-commerce platforms to track changes made by business unit contributors and to facilitate troubleshooting and debugging. Recently, we encountered a compatibility issue with the WooCommerce Advanced Bulk Edit plugin, which we reported to support. They promptly collaborated with our development team to fix the bug and released a patch within a week. We are very satisfied with their support and the plugin!
July 16, 2024
I did a ton of research on plugins that could help me monitor when changes were made to our website and this plugin was easily #1. It helped us as an SEO company know when clients or other parties were changing the website without us knowing so that we would know what was going on if rankings increased or decreased. I know the plugin does much, much more than this but that’s all we needed it for and it got the job done very well!
June 21, 2024
I’ve been using WP Activity Log for a while now, and I must say, I’m thoroughly impressed. Not only is the plugin intuitive and packed with useful features for monitoring WordPress activity, but the support team behind it is exceptional. They’ve been incredibly responsive and helpful whenever I’ve had questions or needed assistance. With WP Activity Log, I feel confident knowing that I can easily track changes and keep an eye on my website’s security. It’s been a valuable addition to my toolkit, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable activity logging solution for WordPress.
June 19, 2024
I have used WP Activity log for over two years, it’s helped provide additional information on resolving issues for my customers. Highly recommended.
June 14, 2024 3 replies
It stopped tracking users for some reason from one day to another. Some users come up in the search, others not even though I know they have been active. Thus I find no use for this plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

5.1.0 (2024-07-04)

  • Improvements

    • Updated / improved the help text of some of the plugin’s settings.
    • Added an update notice so people can easily see what is new and improved when they upgrade.
    • Updated the text of event ID 1002 and 1003 (failed logins).
    • Standardized UTM parameters used in the plugin links.
    • Updated the text of some of the events listed in the Enabled/Disable events section.

      • Bug fixes
    • Fixed a number of PHP warnings – improving compatibility with several versions of PHP.
    • Fixed a PHP fatal error in the Advanced Custom Field sensor which occurs in some specific setups.

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