Support » Plugin: Admin Log » Does more harm than good

  • This plug-in performs an ajax call every 10 seconds to a page which will get the WHOLE logs from only one row in wp_config, append the new log value and update it.

    I cannot stress enough how dangerous it is for your mysql server. It will make your database size grow exponentially, without any chance of doing anything, thanks to the lack of garbage collection in mysql.

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  • Plugin Author David Gwyer


    There are NO Ajax calls in this Plugin. It simply updates a Plugin option setting every admin page load. If the log gets too big there is a ‘Clear Admin Log’ option to reset it.

    This Plugin is clearly marked out of date at the top of the main Plugin page which indicates it needs updating and probably shouldn’t be used until it is.

    I think your comments on Twitter and here are unacceptable. Calling it nothing more than a MySQL DDOS Plugin is unfair and inaccurate.

    [ link redacted, please do not post links in the reviews section ]

    Constructive feedback is always welcome though.

    Plugin Author David Gwyer


    Plugin has now been updated to include a limit on the number of log entries:

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    David? Why tag this review with modlook? The reviewer left a comment and you replied.

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