How to allow users with no Admin role to view the WordPress activity log

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Note: if you got locked out of WordPress activity log refer to Regaining access to the WordPress activity log.

By default, the WordPress activity log (audit trail) (where a record of all WordPress changes is kept) can be accessed only by users with an administrator role. In case of a WordPress multisite installation the site administrators have access to the audit trail of the website they administer and the super admins have access to the multisite network activity log. Tefer to the activity log plugin for WordPress multisite networks for more details.

Note: to allow non administrator user to manage the WP Security Audit Log plugin refer to the WordPress activity log plugin privileges.

Allow non administrators to view the WordPress audit trail

Use the option Can View Events in the plugin General settings to allow a specific user, or users with a specific WordPress role to view the WordPress audit trail. In the example below we are allowing the WordPress user kypri access to view the WordPress activity log.

Setting to allow non administrators to view the WordPress activity log

Allow Users with a Specific Role to View the Audit Trail

You can also allow all the users with a specific WordPress role to access the WordPress audit trail and see all the recorded changes. To do so simply specify the role instead of the username in the setting mentioned above.