Website File Changes Monitor


Get alerted via email of file changes on your WordPress sites

Identify leftover files that can lead to sensitive business & technical data exposure. Pinpoint malware injections early to avoid irreparable site damage with this hassle-free plugin.

Everyone who owns a WordPress website knows how difficult it is to manage the site’s files. Leftover backup and source code files are very common, and they are the number one source of sensitive data breaches. Also, in case of a successful hack attack it is almost impossible to detect the infiltration and identify all the source code changes!

Use the Website File Changes Monitor plugin to easily get alerted via email and spot leftover files, injected malware and code changes! Remove files that could leave you expose and clean malware infections at the earliest possible.

Maintained & Supported by WP White Security

WP White Security builds high-quality niche WordPress security & admin plugins like WP Activity Log, the #1 WordPress activity log plugin. Browse our list of WordPress plugins that help you better manage and improve the security of your WordPress website.

Why Do You Need a Website File Changes Monitor?

No WordPress security solution is bullet proof. They all have their pros and cons. So the more tools you have at your disposal the easier it is to block and identify hack attacks at the earliest possible.

The Website File Changes Monitor plugin provides you with the much needed visibility about modifications of files on your site. File changes on your WordPress website can be an early sign of a malicious hack attack or a technical problem. Hence why many security professionals recommend a website files monitor plugin.

The Website File Changes Monitor plugin helps you:

  • Identify a possible hack attack during the early stages, allowing you to limit the damage
  • Find where exactly backdoors, trojans and other malware is injected on your site
  • Identify the infections and code changes during the post-hack forensics & cleanup
  • Catch red-handed the exploitation of 0-day vulnerabilities on your site
  • Ease the process of cleaning & recovering an infected hacked website

A Role Beyond WordPress Security

The scope of monitoring for site file changes goes beyond detecting malicious attacks and malware infections. It is a WordPress website security and management best practice that can also help you:

  • Check the integrity of your WordPress core, plugins and theme files
  • Find leftover files developers leave by mistake that could lead to sensitive information disclosure, such as backup files, database files etc
  • Keep track of where developers are doing code changes on your WordPress site
  • Troubleshoot and avoid unnecessary technical WordPress site problems

Website File Changes Monitor Plugin Features

Website File Changes Monitor is a very easy to use and zero admin plugin. Once installed it automatically starts scanning all the files on your WordPress site without requiring any manual intervention.

However don’t let the simplicity and automation fool you. Under the hood the Website File Changes Monitor plugin is a fully blown and configurable tool that every WordPress site administrator should install on their WordPress sites and multisite network.

Instant Email Notifications

The Website File Changes Monitor plugin sends you an email when it detects file changes on your WordPress sites and multisite networks.

The email includes all the details about the file changes; how many files were added, modified or deleted. The email will also include site admin changes such as plugins or themes installs, uninstalls and updates.

No False Alarms – Just Genuine Alerts!

The Website File Changes Monitor plugin uses an exclusive smart technology that detects WordPress core updates, plugins and themes installs, uninstalls and updates.

So when you update the WordPress core, install a new plugin, update a theme, or delete a plugin it won’t flood you with hundreds of alerts prompting a false alarm!

You only get alerted of genuine file changes that can have an effect on the functionality and security of your WordPress site!

Scans ALL Your Files, Including Custom Code

The Website File Changes Monitor plugin scans all the files on your WordPress site. It scans the WordPress core files, plugin files, theme files and also any other custom code files that you might have on your WordPress site.

It does not compare your files to a remote installation or list of files. It compares files to the last scan, so it takes into account any modifications you might have on your site, plugins and themes. In fact it scans any type of file and is not limited to just PHP and JavaScripts.

WordPress Multisite Networks Support

The Website File Changes Monitor plugin can also detect file changes on WordPress multisite networks. When installed on a network, the plugin configuration and alerts are only available to the super administrators, preventing possible disclosure of sensitive information that could jeopardize the security of the sites on the network.

Other Notable Plugin Features

  • Optimized scanning technology that does not affect the performance of your site
  • Website scan is split in stages, allowing for easy scanning of bigger sites
  • Fully configurable file scan frequency (daily, weekly, monthly, time of the day)
  • Instant file integrity scans with just a click of a button
  • Ability to exclude directories, files and file types from the scan
  • Configurable maximum file size to scan setting
  • File changes data only available to administrators for security reasons

FREE Plugin Support

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Further Reading & Information

The Website File Changes Monitor plugin is developed by WP White Security, developers of niche WordPress security and admin plugins, including WP Security Audit Log, the most comprehensive WordPress activity log plugin.

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From within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Website File Changes Monitor’
  3. Install & activate the Website File Changes Monitor from your Plugins page.


  1. Download the plugin from the WordPress plugins repository
  2. Unzip the zip file and upload the website-file-changes-monitor folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the Website File Changes Monitor plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


  • The main inteface where the identified added, modified and deleted files are reported.
  • The plugin's exclusive smart technology alerts you when the file changes are due because of a WordPress core, plugin or theme install, update or uninstallation.
  • The first time you install the plugin you can run an instant scan.
  • When the plugin has all the file signatures (after the first scan) it will alert you of any file changes.
  • An instant email is automatically sent to the site admin when file or site admin changes are detected.


Can I install the Website File Changes Monitor plugin on WordPress version 4.6 or earlier?

Yes you can, but before installing it please install and activate the REST API plugin.


June 2, 2020
Excellent plugin. Its light weight and just does the single function, but it does that very well. On the dashboard it doesn't clutter up the display by listing every single file that might have changed when a plugin is updated, although you can expand the view to see that if you want. Lost 1 star only because the notification it sends is plain text and limited to saying x files deleted, y files modified and z plugin installs/updates/deletions. If the notification included the compact listing as shown when logged on it would 5 stars+
March 15, 2020
This plugin is unique Thank you and please support her until the last day of wordpress
February 19, 2020
Have been using it for 2 months and it's great and becomes greater with every new update. The scanner is soooo good! Recommended by me. With the other plugin by the same team of developers that is WP SECURITY AUDIT LOG which covers the changes in the database , you are all set.
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1.6.1 (2020-06-25)

  • Bug fix
    • Admin notification to upgrade WP Activity Log incorrectly implemented.

1.6.0 (2020-06-24)

Release notes: WFCM Update 1.6.0 – Integration with WP Activity Log

  • New features

    • Plugin is now fully integrated in WP Activity Log (all file changes and scan progress will be reported in the WordPress activity log).
  • Improvements

    • Reduced the maximum number of files per scan to 200,000, resulting in much faster scans.
  • Bug fix

    • File size exceeded notification does not reflect the configured max file size.

Earlier versions

Please refer to the complete plugin changelog for more detailed information about what was new, improved and fixed in previous versions of the Website File Changes Monitor plugin for WordPress.