WP Activity Log (formerly WP Security Audit 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.

Maintained & Supported by WP White Security

WP White Security builds high-quality niche WordPress security & management plugins such as Password Policy Manager for WordPress, a plugin with which you can ensure all your users use strong passwords.

Browse our list of WordPress plugins that can help you better manage and improve the security of your WordPress websites and users.

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.

As Featured On:

WP Activity Log in your language!

We need help translating the plugin and the activity log events. Please visit the WordPress Translate Project to translate the plugin. Drop us an email on support@wpwhitesecurity.com to get mentioned in the list of translators below.

WP Activity Log extensions for third party plugins

  • Activity Log for MainWP: With this MainWP extension you 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.
  • WP Activity Log for WPForms: When you install this extension you keep a log of changes your team does in the WPForms plugin, forms, form files, entries (leads) and more.
  • WP Activity Log for bbPress: With this extension you can keep a log of changes in bbPress forums, topics, bbPress settings and more.

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.

Συχνές Ερωτήσεις

Support and Documentation

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


5 Μαΐου 2020
This plugin is great and can record a lot of activity logs. Also the service team is great and solves the problem very efficiently
29 Απριλίου 2020
This audit log plugin keeps track of much more than the others and provides very detailed reports. Just excellent and the support I received was quick and solved my issue immediately.
20 Απριλίου 2020
I had this running for a quite some time and got tired of manually going through the database to see if a logged in user had visited a specific post or not. So I upgraded just for that, but man I got a whole lot more. There's a daily summary mail pointing out highlights, like changed code (nice!) as well as a list of IP's that tried to log in but failed. It's a daily reminder that there's quite a few people out there trying to wreak havoc on your site. And now they also have a free 2FA plugin that I have running for a week or so and had no issues with it so far. I'm going to promote the hell out of 2FA for all our users and I'm really happy these guys made implementation so easy. Get this plugin, upgrade to premium and don't forget the 2FA plugin. These guys deserve it, and so do you.
9 Απριλίου 2020
We recently started a trial of this plugin, and subsequently purchased, as it provided virtually everything we were looking for, in particular, a full audit trail of page views and change events. Customer service response times were very fast, and useful (no scripted answers!). Further, I appreciate the flexibility the plugin provides in terms of reducing log pollution, and easily filtering by person, event, etc - AND allowing you to store the auditing data elsewhere (this doesn't need to be on the fastest storage, we can happily store our logs on a larger external database, which makes a whole lot of sense, and I love that they allow this!) Highly recommended, would buy again.
31 Μαρτίου 2020
I needed a way to track when users were logged in multiple times from different locations, and this worked well. There's clearly a lot of development work put in, and it's really flexible. Super easy to use, too.
30 Μαρτίου 2020
If you need to know what is going on under the hood - this is your audit and logging plugin. Tracks everything and more including Woocommerce & Co.
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4.1.0 (2020-05-26)

Release notes: New session policies per user roles & other improvements

  • New Features

    • New WordPress users sessions management module with configurable policies per user role.
    • Setting to configure the log files location (request log file, 6007 and 6023 events).
  • Plugin Improvements

    • Activity log reports now support user roles which have the space character in the name.
    • Removed more legacy code from the plugin (the check for encryption method).
    • Removed old update scripts (for when updating from versions prior to 3.5.2).
    • Moved 10 more plugin settings from the custom table to the wp_options table (performance improvement).
    • Standardized the format of all placeholders in the UI (now they are all using default WordPress format).
    • Removed premium only code from free edition.
  • Bug fixes

    • Scheduled daily reports included data of the last 24 hours instead of the previous day.
    • Resaving the activity logs archiving settings generated errors (didn’t check if connection was already setup).
    • Issue with the plugin when installed on MainWP child sites (support ticket).
    • Plugin adding Menu entry with no title (used by the wizard).

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.