How to exclude IP Addresses from the WordPress activity log

You are here:
Back to KB search

By default the WP Security Audit Log plugin keeps a record of all the site and user changes that happen from any IP address. However you can exclude the recording of changes done from a specific IP address or a range of IP addresses. When you exclude an IP address from the activity log, all the changes that originate from that IP address will not be recorded in the WordPress audit trial.

Excluding the logging of site changes from an IP address

To exclude the logging of changes that originate from an IP address:

  1. navigate to the plugin’s Settings
  2. Click on the Exclude Objects tab
  3. Specify the IP addresses you would like to exclude in the Exclude IP Addresses placeholder setting which is highlighted in the below screenshot.

Excluding an IP Address from the WordPress activity log
Excluding the logging of site changes from a range of IP addresses

You an also exclude the logging of changes done from a range of IP addresses. To specify a range of IP addresses specify the first IP address and the last octet of the last IP address in the range. So to exclude the logging of all site changes originating from any IP address from 192.168.1.12 up to 192.168.1.81 specify the following: 192.168.1.12-81.

Note that you can only specify a range of IP addresses from the same subnet.