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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.

I don't think the plugin is working. What should I do?

Enable debuging mode in WordPress and run the plugin and see if any errors are reported from the plugin. If you find errors and don't know how to fix head over to the WordPress forums

I'm running this plugin on a multi-site. What should I do?

Install the plugin via the network admin section and network activate the plugin. By doing this the plugin will actually only install and run on the main multi-site site. This way the plugin is silent to all child blogs. To configure and setup the plugin the settings can be found in its usual place on the main site only.

Only admins can see the admin alert. Is it possible to let other user roles see the admin notice?

Yes you can, add the following code to your wp-config.php file: define('SC_WPFMP_ADMIN_ALERT_PERMISSION', 'capability'); and change the capability to a level you want. Please visit Roles and Capabilities to see all available capabilities that you can set to.

My website has error_log files that are always changing. How do I get WPFMP to ignore them?

In settings you can add error_log to 'File Names To Ignore' if you want to ignore the error_log file in any directory or add /full/path/to/error_log to 'Exact Files To Ignore' if you just want to ignore one perticular error log

How do I get WPFMP to ignore multiple files and directories?

Each of the settings 'File Names To Ignore/Dir Names To Ignore/Exact Files To Ignore/Exact Dirs To Ignore' allow multiple entries. To allow multiple entries make sure each entry is on a new line.

What is the 'other cron' method?

What this does is stops WordPress from running the 'File Check Scan' on the built in cron scheduler and allows you to run it externally. If you know how to setup a cron externally its recommended that you use this method. WordPress by default has a limited number of scan intervals which wont allow you to run the file cron at lets say 2:46AM and then every 3 hours. An external cron gives you greater flexibility on when to run the file monitor scan.

I'm worried that the data files that are created by your plugin are viewable by the public, which poses a security risk.

This plugin ships with a .htaccess file that denies any access to any file in the data dir. But if you feel you want to add more security you can CHMOD the two files .sc_wpfmp_scan_data and .sc_wpfmp_admin_alert_content to 0600 which only allows the owner (PHP) read and write access.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


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