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"WordPress deleted …" but user does not exist?

  • I have a new site that recently went live. In the activity log, I am noticing actions by user=”WordPress” that show that user deleting posts. When I try to review that user, I get “Invalid user ID”. The user is not listed in the database for this install. I am new to WP, and have no idea where to look next: What the heck is going on?

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    In the activity log

    What “activity log”?

    Sorry, “Activity Monitor” on the dashboard.

    It may be that someone/thing has gained server level impersonation of your WordPress hosting account – check if site is hacked at Securi.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    What “Activity Monitor”? There’s no such functionality in WordPress core.

    Could you describe what Activity Log you are referring to?

    Ok, it appears that someone has installed the “ThreeWP Activity Monitor” plugin, and that’s where the Activity Monitor is coming from. I can deactivate/delete it. Is there some better way (i.e. core function) that will let me monitor activity?

    Other than installing third-party plugins I don’t think there is any Core activity monitor, with the exception of the Dashboard “Right Now” panel.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    And I’d guess that the plugin is picking up activity on the server and that it is WordPress itself that you are seeing as a “user”.

    Sounds like a plugin that should be yanked to me.

    Ok, I yanked it. Thanks for such a fast set of responses from everyone!

    Now, any pointers as to how I can learn more about why WordPress itself would be deleting my posts? I have so much to learn …

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Are you actually missing any posts? Have you limited the number of post revisions that are being stored in your database?

    A site link would help – did you scan at Securi?

    I have not yet limited the number of revisions (at least not that I know of – I did not add the code that would do that to the config file yet). The site is at http://www.woodstockdayschool.org And Sucuri says the site is clean.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Are you actually missing any posts?

    Yes, the posts that are listed as “WordPress deleted …” are missing.

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