We are happy to announce another version update of the WP Security Audit Log plugin. With this new version we increased the plugin’s coverage capabilities, and now it can keep a log of all the WordPress comments activity, content that is automatically generated by plugins, 404 requests and more. Here is an overview of what is new and improved in version 2.5 of WordPress’ most popular audit trail plugin.
WordPress Comments Activity Recorded in the Audit Trail
The WP Security Audit Log can now keep a record of all the comments activity in the WordPress audit log. These are the security alerts for comments activity:
- Alert 2090: User approved a comment
- Alert 2091: User unapproved a comment
- Alert 2092: User replied to a comment
- Alert 2093: User edited a comment
- Alert 2094: User marked a comment as Spam
- Alert 2095: User marked a comment as not Spam
- Alert 2096: User moved a comment to trash
- Alert 2097: User moved a comment out from the trash
- Alert 2098: User permanently deleted a comment
- Alert 2099: Website visitor / User posted a comment (disabled by default)
Note that Alert 2099 is disabled by default so websites which receive a lot of comments do not get their audit log flooded with Alert 2099 entries.
Keep a Record of All Content Automatically Generated by Plugins
Upon being installed, many plugins automatically create content on your WordPress such as pages and posts. The WP Security Audit Log plugin can now keep a record of such WordPress changes in the audit trail using the below alerts:
- Alert 5019: Plugin automatically created a post
- Alert 5020: Plugin automatically created a page
- Alert 5021: Plugin automatically created a post with a custom post type
- Alert 5025: Plugin automatically deleted a post
- Alert 5026: Plugin automatically deleted a page
- Alert 5027: Plugin automatically deleted a post with a custom post type
Other WordPress Audit Trail Alerts in Version 2.5
Below are the other audit trail alerts we included in version 2.5 of the WP Security Audit Log plugin, thus allowing it to keep a record of more changes that can happen on your WordPress websites and blogs:
- Alert 5031: User updated a theme
- Alert 2089: User moved an object as a sub-object in a menu
- Alert 6007: User / website visitor requested a non-existing page (404 ERROR)
Refer to the WordPress audit trail security alerts list for a complete list alerts that the WP Security Audit Log plugin uses to keep record of all the WordPress changes that happen on your websites and blogs.
Other Noteworthy Features and Improvements
Wildcard support when excluding custom fields: You can now use the * wildcard to match and exclude a series of custom fields. Therefore if you would like to exclude a series of custom fields that a plugin or theme uses, and they all start with wpcustom_[random_value] you can specify the following to exclude them from the monitoring: wpcustom_*.
Configurable From Email address: Some of the WP Security Audit Log premium add-ons send email alerts. By default they were using the administrator’s email address configured in WordPress as a FROM email address. This now can be configured from the plugin’s settings, which are highlighted in the below screenshot.
We also released an update for the below list of add-ons to support the new configurable FROM email address and display name, so if you are using any of them make sure you update them:
Detailed Version Update Changes List
For a more detailed of what is new and improved please refer to the WP Security Audit Log plugin changelog on the WordPress repository.
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Keep track of all the changes on your WordPress and WordPress multisite installations with WP Security Audit Log plugin. Getting started is very easy, as explained in this introductory video.
You can also use the premium add-ons to get more out of the audit trail such as create email notifications, generate user and compliance reports, store the WordPress audit trail in an external database and much more.
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