How to disable specific events from the WordPress activity log

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The WP Security Audit Log plugin has the most comprehensive WordPress activity log. In security detail is very important; the more you know the better it is. Though not everyone is interested in knowing all the nitty-gritty details of who did what. Hence why it is possible to disable (and enable back) specific event IDs (logging of a specific event). This post explains how you can disable specific event IDs.

Changing the WordPress activity log level

The WP Security Audit Log plugin has two default log levels you can choose from. Read the default WordPress activity log levels and configuration for more information on what are the differences between the log levels and how you can use them.

Disable specific events from the WordPress activity log level

You can also manually disable any of the WordPress activity log events instead of using one of the default WordPress activity log levels. The complete list of the events the plugin uses to keep a log of all the changes on your WordPress website is in the Enable /Disable Alerts node in the plugin menu.

Enable / Disable WordPress activity log events

You can also refer to the list of all the WordPress activity log alerts on the website.

Disabling (excluding) the logging of a change from the WordPress activity log

Disable Event from the Enable/Disable Event Node

To disable the logging of a specific change:

  1. Click on the Enable/Disable Events node in the plugin’s menu,
  2. Find the event you want to disable (alerts are categorized),
  3. Untick the tick box next to the alert and click Save Changes.

Disable Event from the Event Log Viewer

Another easy way to disable an event ID from being logged is to simply hover the mouse over the event ID in the event viewer and click the Disable button when the pop up Disable this type of events loads.

Disabling an event ID from the event viewer

Enabling the logging of a change in the WordPress activity log

If you have previously disabled the logging of a specific change and you would like to enable it again simple:

  1. Click on the Enable/Disable Events plugin menu node,
  2. Find the event you want to enable (alerts are categorized),
  3. Tick the tick box next to the alert and click Save Changes.