Log HTTP Requests


Log and view all WP HTTP requests

How long do [core / plugin / theme] update checks take to run? What data about my site is being sent out? What about all those ajax requests? The answers to these questions are just a few clicks away.

This plugin logs all WP_HTTP requests and displays them in a table listing for easy viewing. It also stores the runtime of each HTTP request.

Important Links


  1. Download and activate the plugin.
  2. Browse to the Log HTTP Requests menu to view log entries.


September 12, 2019
This plugin has become indispensable for plugin development particularly debugging API requests. Thank you very much.
June 5, 2019
Works exactly as advertised so far. Really helpful for figuring out if any plugins/themes are phoning home unnecessarily. FYI after you've used this plugin to find out who's calling where, you can add "define('WP_HTTP_BLOCK_EXTERNAL', true);" to your wp-config.php to block ANY requests outwards. You'll probably want to also whitelist domains you trust with the WP_ACCESSIBLE_HOSTS parameter. E.g. if you're polling data from instagram or youtube api, and what not. (Credit to Markus Philipp Stefanko for those tips)
September 3, 2018
One of those tools that you're using once a year, but seems to be not replaceable.
April 17, 2018
Particularly useful as a means of debugging HTTP requests that happen during ajax requests (or that occur within a sequence of redirects), whereby they might not be visible if using alternative debug plugins that only list events from the most recent request. Great tool!
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  • Minor styling tweak


  • Better visibility for long URLs


  • Minor design tweaks
  • Replaced json_encode with wp_send_json


  • Tested compatibility against WP 4.9.4


  • Initial release