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File Time Monitor


This plugin allows you to monitor the “Last Modified Time” of up to 20 files, at a glance – right from the WordPress Dashboard.

If you are running regular imports (through WP All Import, WordPress Importer or similar), this handy tool lets you check on how update your source files are; and is great for diagnosing cron timing mismatches.


  • Dashboard widget showing the times that monitored files have been updated
  • Settings screen, where you note which files are to be monitored


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  1. Upload filetime-monitor to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to Settings => File Time Monitor to set which files to monitor


Can this work on external files?

If they are on the same physical / virtual server as your WordPress installation, yes.

Can I monitor files over HTTP / HTTPS?

No. PHP is NOT able to access / ascertain what time a file has been modified over HTTP(S)

Can I monitor more than 20 files?

Not in this version of the plugin. We’re working on an update that will allow virtually unlimited files though (stay tuned).

Can I use relative paths?

Yes, but it’s not as reliable. We recommend absolute paths.

How do I find an absolute path?

Typically you can work this out by logging in to your website’s Server Control Panel (cPanel, Parallels, Odin, Plesk, etc), and working through the file system, there.

I have an idea to improve this plugin

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  • Tested to WordPress 5.2.2
  • Updated author information
  • Updated branding and assets


  • Tested to WordPress 5.2.1


  • Updated WordPress plugin URI


  • Initial build and release