WP Security Audit Log

Description

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE & EASY TO USE WORDPRESS ACTIVITY LOG PLUGIN

Keep an activity log of everything that happens on your WordPress and WordPress multisite with the WP Security Audit Log plugin to:

  • Ensure user productivity
  • Ease troubleshooting
  • Know exactly what all your users are doing
  • Better manage & organize your WordPress site
  • Easily spot suspicious behavior before there are security problems.

WP Security Audit Log is the most comprehensive real time user activity and monitoring log plugin. It helps thousands of WordPress administrators and security professionals keep an eye on what is happening on their websites. It is also the most highly rated WordPress activity log plugin and have been featured on popular sites such as GoDaddy, ManageWP, Pagely, Shout Me Loud and WPKube.

Note: All WrodPress logging functionality is FREE. Features such as reports, email notifications & search are available in the Premium Edition.

WordPress Changes & Details the Plugin Keeps a Log Of

As a comprehensive & complete WordPress activity log solution WP Security Audit Log does not just tell you that a post, a user profile, or an object was updated. It keeps a log of what was changed within the post, profile or object.

Below is a summary of the changes that the plugin can keep a record of:

  • Post, Page and Custom Post Type changes such as status, content changes, title, URL, date and custom field changes

  • Tags and Categories changes such as creating, modifying or deleting them, and adding or removing them from posts

  • Widgets and Menus changes such as creating, modifying or deleting them

  • User changes such as user created or registered, deleted or added to a site on multisite network

  • User profile changes such as password, email, display name and role changes

  • User activity such as login, logout, failed logins and terminating other sessions

  • WordPress core and settings changes such as installed updates, permalinks, default role, URL and other site-wide changes

  • WordPress multisite network changes such as adding, deleting or archiving sites, adding or removing users from sites etc (activity logs for multisite networks).

  • Plugins and Themes changes such as installing, activating, deactivating, uninstalling and updating them

  • WordPress database changes such as when a plugin adds or removes a table

  • Changes on WooCommerce Stores & Products, Yoast SEO, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), MainWP and other popular WordPress plugins.

  • WordPress site file changes such as new files are added, or existing ones are modified or deleted.

For every event that the plugin keeps a log of it also reports the:

  • Date & time (and milliseconds) of when it happened,
  • User & role of the user who did the change,
  • Source IP address from where the change happened.

Refer to WordPress Activity Log Events for a complete list of all the changes the WP Security Audit Log can keep a record of.

Extend the Functionality of the WP Security Audit Log Plugin

Upgrade to WP Security Audit Log Premium to:

  • See who is logged,
  • See what everyone is doing in real time,
  • Log off any user with just a click,
  • Generate HTML and CSV reports,
  • Export the activity log in CSV (ideal for integrations),
  • Get instantly notified via email of important changes,
  • Search the activity log using text-based searches,
  • Use built-in filters to fine tune the searches,
  • Store activity log in an external database to improve security,
  • Integrate & centralize the WordPress activity log in syslog, Papertrail and other third party log management solutions,
  • Configure archiving and mirroring of logs.

See our premium features page for more detailed information.

Free and Premium Support

Support for the WP Security Audit Log plugin on the WordPress forums is free.

Premium world-class support is available via email to all WP Security Audit Log Premium customers.

Note: paid customers support is always given priority over free support. Paid customers support is provided via one-to-one email and over the phone. Upgrade to Premium to benefit from priority support.

Other Noteworthy Features

WP Security Audit Log plugin also has a number of features that make WordPress and WordPress multisite monitoring and auditing easier, such as:

  • Built-in support for reverse proxies and web application firewalls
  • Full WordPress multisite support
  • Easily create your custom alerts to monitor additional functionality
  • Developer tools including the logging of all HTTP GET and POST requests
  • Integration with WhatIsMyIpAddress.com so you can get all information about an IP address with just a mouse click
  • Limit who can view the WordPress activity log by either users or roles
  • Limit who can manage the plugin by either users or roles
  • Configurable WordPress dashboard widget highlighting the most recent critical activity
  • Configurable WordPress security audit trail data retention
  • User avatar is shown in the alerts for better recognizability
  • Enable or disable any security alerts
  • and much more…

Refer to the WordPress activity log plugin datasheet for a complete list of features.

As Featured On:

WordPress Security Audit Log in your Language!

We need help translating the plugin and the WordPress Security Alerts. Please visit the WordPress Translate Project to translate the plugin and drop us an email on support@wpwhitesecurity.com to get mentioned in the list of translators below.

Activity Log Extensions

  • Activity Log for MainWP: This extension allows you to keep a log of MainWP network changes and to view the activity logs of all child sites from one central location – the MainWP dashboard.

Related Links and Documentation

Install WP Security Audit Log from within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘WP Security Audit Log’
  3. Install and activate the WP Security Audit Log plugin
  4. Allow or skip diagnostic tracking

Install WP Security Audit Log manually

  1. Upload the wp-security-audit-log directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the WP Security Audit Log plugin from the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Allow or skip diagnostic tracking

Screenshots

  • The Audit Log Viewer from where the WordPress administrator can see all the security events generated by WP Security Audit Log WordPress plugin.
  • See who is logged in to your WordPress and manage users sessions with the Users Sessions Management Add-On
  • The WP Security Audit Log plugin settings from where WordPress administrator can configure generic plugin settings such as reverse proxy support, who can manage the plugin etc.
  • The WordPress audit trail settings from where you can configure automatic pruning of alerts, which timestamp should be used, how many 404 requests should be logged and more.
  • Configuring WordPress email alerts with the Email Notifications Add-On
  • Search and filters functionality to automatically search through the WordPress security audit log with the Search Extension
  • The Enable/Disable Alerts settings node from where Administrators can disable or enable WordPress security alerts.
  • The Audit Log Viewer of a Super Admin in a WordPress multisite network installation with the Site selection drop down menu.
  • If there are more than 15 sites in a multisite, an auto complete site search shows up instead of the drop down menu (see screenshots for reference)
  • WP Security Audit Log is integrated with the built-in revision system of WordPress, thus allowing you to see what content changes users make on your WordPress posts, pages and custom post types. For more information read Keep Record of All WordPress Content Changes with WP Security Audit Log Plugin
  • Mirror the WordPress activity log to an external solution such as Syslog or Papertrail to centralize logging, ensure logs are always available and cannot be tampered with in the unfortunate case of a hack attack.

FAQ

Support and Documentation

Please refer to our Support & Documentation pages for all the technical information and support documentation on the WP Security Audit Log plugin.

Reviews

Great plugin, great support

This is a well thought out, beautifully implemented and fully supported plugin that meets and exceeds any audit requirements you can imagine. We use it on multiple sites and I’ve been particularly impressed with the level and quality of support provided by the developer(s). Prompt, clear, thorough replies; questions answered, issues resolved. Highly recommended!

Free version is useless, pro version is super expensive

I’ve used the free version for a long time, only accessing it when really needed. Today was such a day when I really needed it. I coulnd’t find the plugin anymore. Found a relevant support ticket that required deletion of a few database records. This did the trick. The support guy claimed that this was caused by the user excluding himself, but I can assure you we didn’t do that. So it’s fixed, but the taste is a bit bitter.

Then I see that I cannot search or filter the logs anymore. I was searching for a specific record a few weeks old. I know the username, I know the type of event, even the IP, but it doesn’t let me search. I have to browse through a few hundred pages of irrelevant log entries to find it myself.

Searching/filtering was for sure possible in a previous version, but they decided to put this in the super expensive pro version only. I don’t want to pay $108 for only a search & filter feature. What are they thinking? And then I read in the FAQ that it’s “PER YEAR”!
Nice bait & hook model šŸ™ 1 star from me

Must have!

This plugin is a must have to properly understand who or what is making what changes to your WordPress web site.

Support from the plugin authors is excellent.

Helped me track down an issue with cloned posts!

I love the product! I was chasing my tail for a couple of months on an intermittent issue with posts cloning themselves. Once I installed this plugin It showed me what I need to see in order to move one step closer to fixing the clone problem. On top of that It’s also nice to get notifications about logins, login attempts and other changes to the site. Great plugin and worth the money to upgrade!

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Security Audit Log” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

3.2.5 (2018-11-15)

Release Notes: Announcing Activity Log for MainWP

  • New Events for the activity log

    • Event ID 2127: Changed the name of a category
    • Event ID 2128: Changed the slug of a category
  • New Functionality

  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue in the licensing which allowed users with Starter plan to access features from the professional plan.