WordPress activity logs for newbies

WordPress activity logs help site administrators better manage their WordPress websites and users, and keep them secure. Activity logs are also very helpful in a post hack scenario, to identify the source of the attack. If you are new to WordPress activity logs, this article is for you. We will explain what activity logs are, […]

6 key tips for evaluating WordPress activity log plugins

A WordPress activity log is a must have tool in every website’s security suite. However, determining which plugin is best for incorporating this feature can be tricky, given there are quite a few activity log plugins available. In order to make an informed decision, there are a few key features to look for when evaluating […]

The benefits of segregating the WordPress activity logs from the website database

WordPress activity logs are a website administrator must have. The are helpful when troubleshooting a technical issue, trying to identify a hack attack or during forensic work. They also allow business owners to monitor users productivity and improve user accountability. Logs are an important security and admin tool that allow you to know exactly what […]

Best practices for managing WordPress activity log data

The data stored in the WordPress activity log is sensitive and confidential. So should you back it up? Should you archive it and keep it secure? Many compliance regulations stipulate who can access such data, and how such data should be stored, secured and backed up. This is common practise in the finance and healthcare […]

Why it’s important to continuously keep a WordPress activity log on your website

When users uninstall the WP Security Audit Log plugin from their WordPress website we ask them why they would like to uninstall the plugin. The most common answer is we no longer need it. In other words, the website administrator no longer needs to keep a log of changes that happen on the website. To […]

How to delete all logged in user sessions on WordPress

When a user logs on to a WordPress website, a session is created. The details of the session are stored in the WordPress database, specifically in wp_usermeta table. If a session is not terminated by the user via a logout, WordPress automatically terminates the session after a certain period of time. However, in some cases […]

Instant SMS Notifications For WordPress Administrators

Administrators of a multi user WordPress website do not need to know about every change their users make on the website. Keeping a record of all changes in an activity log (audit log or audit trail) which you can refer to in case there is a problem is good enough. However, there are some user […]

4 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your WordPress Activity Logs

Ideally, every time something happens on your WordPress website there would be a record of it. This applies if someone deletes a file, installs a new plugin, updates the content on a page, and much more. With a WordPress activity log, you’ll always know what’s going on with your site. Having access to those kinds […]

How to Limit & Manage Users Sessions in WordPress Sites & Multisite Networks

Do you ever wonder who is logged in to your WordPress site or multisite network right now? And what content they are reading, or what they are doing while logged in to your site? Knowing such information is crucial for a WordPress site owner or administrator. It will help you better manage your site and […]

A list of Useful Log Files You Can Find On Your WordPress Web Server

Every service running on the web server on which your WordPress website is hosted has a log file. Log files are used to keep a record of what a service or software has done or what errors it encountered while running. Hence why logs are a vital tool for administrators, webmasters, developers, testers and anyone […]