Plugin Reviews

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.

14 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
Simply Works
By , for WP 4.2.2

Simply does the job it was designed to do. Would like to see more current update(s), but I guess if it ain't broke...

Love is in the air!
By , for WP 4.0

It's rare that one finds a plugin that does exactly what is says, and that fits perfectly with your requirements. This is one such. After having been hacked recently, this is an invaluable tool in the defence arsenal. I can't agree with the reviewer who found it too busy.

You can exempt any directories/files which routinely change in the normal course of events. It makes it a snap to set up a CRON job on your server. And you only get an email when something has changed, and you can preempt that by doing a manual scan after you make any changes. So with those pieces in place, if you get an email alert, you will want to know about it.

Works fine on WP 4.0. Terrific.

Overalarming, less-than-intelligent file comparison
By , for WP 3.9

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.

A Must Have WordPress Plugin
By , for WP 3.8.2

It is a solid plugin that solidifies WordPress security exceptionally!

Awesome plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw "WordPress 3.4.2" on this plugin's stats. But I threw it on my test site (WP 3.8.1) and there were no deprecated functions, ran it through some tests-- everything works like a champ. I'm looking forward to the extra security layer this plugin can provide.

Works !
By , for WP 3.8.1

Works fine ! Useful !

Awesome plugin
By ,

lI'm using it on every WordPress site I have. Easy to setup, very useful.

Works fine
By , for WP 3.6

Calculates hash -- very good to know if file actually changed, not only date!

Compact, simple to setup, comfortable report

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This is indispensable!

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Works fine for me.

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