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WordPress File Monitor Plus

Monitor files under your WP installation for changes. When a change occurs, be notified via email. This plugin is a fork of WordPress File Monitor.

12 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
2 stars
Overalarming, less-than-intelligent file comparison
By , for WP 3.9

First of all: The plugin does its job. But for me, it does it too well. I always get informed about any change, so everytime there is any kind of update, I get a notice - which is about daily, often hundreds of single changed files. So even if I got hacked, I probably wouldn't notice, since the alarm bell is ringing all the time anyway. And I cannot turn it off, since the plugin won't accept exceptions (I tried with complete paths too, but to no avail).

Also, there are other plugins who chose a more intelligent approach.

  • Wordfence compares all of my files to their own mirrored files (they have a copy of anything ever uploaded on wordpress.org), and only if anything is out of order, they give me a notice.
  • All in One WP Security also scans for file changes, but at least the exceptions do work there. With that plugin, I also have many more options.

So, after a brief experiment, I will not use this plugin any more.

5 stars
A Must Have WordPress Plugin
By , for WP 3.8.2

It is a solid plugin that solidifies WordPress security exceptionally!

5 stars
Awesome plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw "WordPress 3.4.2" on this plugin's stats. But I threw it on my test site (WP 3.8.1) and there were no deprecated functions, ran it through some tests-- everything works like a champ. I'm looking forward to the extra security layer this plugin can provide.

5 stars
Works !
By , for WP 3.8.1

Works fine ! Useful !

5 stars
Awesome plugin
By ,

lI'm using it on every WordPress site I have. Easy to setup, very useful.

5 stars
Works fine
By , for WP 3.6

Calculates hash -- very good to know if file actually changed, not only date!

Compact, simple to setup, comfortable report

5 stars
By ,

This is indispensable!

5 stars
By ,

Works fine for me.

5 stars
Feel more secure !
By , for WP 3.5.1

Perfect to make sure that nobody broke into your website

5 stars
Vital Signs...
By , for WP 3.4.2

Suddenly WordPress is not that black box anymore.
It becomes alive.
I can monitor what my clients are doing.
Overall I am more aware of what is going on.
Very cool.
Thank you.

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