WP Activity Log



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

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

WP Activity 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, Kinsta and WPBeginner.

Note: The WordPress activity log is FREE. Features such as reports, email notifications, SMS alerts, search and many others are available in the Premium Edition.

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WordPress Changes & Details the Plugin Keeps a Log Of

As a comprehensive & complete WordPress activity log solution WP Activity Log does not just tell you that a post, a user profile, or an object was updated. It tells you exactly what was changed within the post, the user profile, or the 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, custom field & other metadata 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 event IDs for a complete list of all the changes WP Activity Log can keep a record of.

Extend the Functionality of WP Activity Log

Upgrade to WP Activity 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 notified via email of important changes,
  • Get instant SMS message notifications of critical site 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,
  • Mirror the WordPress activity logs to Slack, Papertrail, Syslog and other central log management and collaboration solutions,
  • Configure archiving and mirroring of logs.

Refer to the features page for more detailed information on the plugin’s features.

Free and Premium Support

Support for WP Activity Log is free on the WordPress support forums.

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

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

Other Noteworthy Features

Apart from the activity logs and the already mentioned features, WP Activity Log has a number of non-logging specific features that make it a complete WordPress logging solution, such as:

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

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WP Activity Log in your language!

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WP Activity Log extensions for third party plugins

  • WP Activity Log for WooCommerce: Install this extension to keep a log of changes you and yourr team do in the WooCommerce store settings, orders, products, coupons and much more.
  • WP Activity Log for Yoast SEO: Install this extension to keep a log of the Yoast SEO plugin settings changes, and also of the on-page SEO changes you and your team make in the Yoast SEO meta box.
  • WP Activity Log for WPForms: Install this extension to keep a log of the changes your team does in the WPForms plugin settings, forms, form files, entries (leads) and more.
  • WP Activity Log for bbPress: Intall this extension to keep a log of changes in bbPress forums, topics, bbPress settings and more.
  • Activity Log for MainWP: Install this MainWP extension to keep a log of the MainWP network changes and can see the activity logs of all child sites from one central location – the MainWP dashboard.

Related Links and Documentation

Install WP Activity Log from within WordPress

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

Install WP Activity Log manually

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


  • The WordPress activity logs from where the site administrator can see all the user and site changes.
  • See who is logged in to your WordPress and manage users sessions with Users Sessions Management
  • The plugin settings from where site 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 and SMS alerts with the Email & SMS Notifications module
  • Search in the WordPress activity log with the use filters to fine tune the search results.
  • The Enable/Disable events section from where Administrators can disable or enable activity log events.
  • The Log Viewer of a Super Admin in a WordPress multisite network installation with the Site selection drop down menu.
  • WP Activity 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
  • 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.


Support and Documentation

Please refer to our support pages for all the technical information and product documentation.


October 12, 2020
I've tested other logging plugins, and WP Activity Log is our go-to. Very thorough with a ton of options.
October 6, 2020
It only logs IP addresses of logged in users, not general traffic. It doesn't log location, browser or any other detailed information. For some reason my own admin activity is reported as "high risk", which makes no sense.
September 17, 2020
I volunteer at several non-profits and maintain their websites using WordPress. One of them is the local Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers help, they are to "paid" people (editors) and hopefully 150 or so Investors. If something goes wrong I want to be able to figure out quickly who was logged in and what they were doing.
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Contributors & Developers

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4.1.4 (2020-10-07)

Release notes: WP Activity Log 4.1.4: New activity log for Yoast SEO extenion & improved coverage

  • New features

  • New Yoast SEO activity log event IDs

    • ID 8826: user has enabled / disabled the Redirect Attachment URLs in the Yoast SEO plugin.
    • ID 8827: Usage tracking has been enabled / dsabled.
    • ID 8828: The REST API: head endpoint setting was enabled / disabled.
    • ID 8829: The social profile URL was added / modified / deleted.
    • ID 8830: User changed the taxonomies settings to show in search results.
    • ID 8831: Chaged the SEO title template for a taxonomy type.
    • ID 8832: Changed the meta description template for a taxonomy type.
    • ID 8833: Enabled or disabled the display of Author or Date archives.
    • ID 8834: Configured the plugin to show the Author or Date archived in the search results.
    • ID 8835: Changed the SEO title template for the Author or Date archive pages.
    • ID 8836: Changed the Meta description template for the Author or Date archive pages.
    • ID 8837: Enabled / disabled the setting to show SEO settings for specific taxonomy types.

Refer to the complete list of activity log event IDs for more detailed information.

  • Improvements

    • Improved the overall coverage and how events of changes in Yoast SEO plugin and YoastSEO metabox are reported.
    • Implemented a single email class that is now used by all email features in the plugin.
    • Updated Freemius SDK to the latest version (2.4.0).
    • Improved the detection mechanism of installed third party plugins used for the activity log extensions notifications.
    • Consolidated all activity log extensions code – now all third party plugins extensions use the same code.
    • Improved the plugin’s activation process on multisite network.
    • Plugin only shows file changes notifications if the Website File Changes Monitor plugin is installed.
    • Plugin prompts user to save unsaved changes in settings page before switching pages.
    • Improved plugin & activity log permissions on multisite network.
    • System information file updated to retrieve settings from the wp_options table.
    • Removed all the obsolete event IDs from the Enable/Disable events section.
    • Updated a number of filters/hooks calls that were calling deprecated ones.
    • Removed all the obsolete code which was used for the old wp_wsal_options table.
    • The handling of disabled event IDs is now done more efficiently, via filters.
    • Improved the session db adaptor which was causing errors in specific edge cases.
    • Branded the notifications for third party plugins extensions and improved the text.
    • Improved the first-time install wizard CSS to correctly display the list of required extensions for third party plugins.
    • Removed event ID 2106 (plugin updated post) and ID 8823 (Yoast SEO date snippet) because they were made redundant.
    • Moved all remaining bbPress code to the Activity Log for bbPress extension.
    • Added check to prevent identical search filters from being saved.
  • Bug fixes

    • Removed the old version check from the wp_wsal_options table.
    • Reset plugin settings was not deleting all the settings.
    • Reports UI was not loading in a mixed content environment.
    • Unkown object was reported in event ID 6034 (user purged activity log).
    • Custom login page message was not shown in specific edge cases.
    • Addressed a number of errors that were appearing during WooCommerce setup.
    • List of IP addresses in event ID 1005 (users has multiple logged in sessions) was incorrect.
    • Plugin was generating an error when changing the WooCommerce store address on a multisite network.
    • Event ID 1000 reported twice on websites using the OptimizeMember plugin.
    • Third party plugins detection was not detecting all plugins on multisite network.
    • Built-in email notifications couldn’t be disabled after they were enabled.
    • Notifications to install third party plugin extensions were shown in sub sites on a multisite network.
    • Event ID 1000 (user login) was reported even when user was excluded from the logs.
    • Data picker obscured by autocomplete in notifications.
    • Fixed conflict with MyCred plugin (widget sensor was killing ongoing widget requests).

Refer to the complete plugin changelog for more detailed information about what was new, improved and fixed in previous versions of the WP Activity Log plugin.