WordPress File Monitor Plus
Overalarming, less-than-intelligent file comparison (1 post)

  1. Manuel Fritsch
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First of all: The plugin does its job. But for me, it does it too well. I always get informed about any change, so everytime there is any kind of update, I get a notice - which is about daily, often hundreds of single changed files. So even if I got hacked, I probably wouldn't notice, since the alarm bell is ringing all the time anyway. And I cannot turn it off, since the plugin won't accept exceptions (I tried with complete paths too, but to no avail).

    Also, there are other plugins who chose a more intelligent approach.

    • Wordfence compares all of my files to their own mirrored files (they have a copy of anything ever uploaded on wordpress.org), and only if anything is out of order, they give me a notice.
    • All in One WP Security also scans for file changes, but at least the exceptions do work there. With that plugin, I also have many more options.

    So, after a brief experiment, I will not use this plugin any more.

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