WordPress Activity Log Plugins Comparison
We are frequently asked on how WP Security Audit Log compares to other WordPress activity log plugins. In a nutshell, this is what differentiates the WP Security Audit plugin from the competition:
Comprehensive activity log – WP Security Audit Log does not just tell you which object (e.g. page, post, user, WordPress setting) was changed, but also what was changed in that object.
Premium functionality – Some plugins might have a feature from our premium features available for free, but none of them are as comprehensive and none of them have a complete feature list as WP Security Audit Log.
Plugin Support – We provide support via the forums, email and phone to both premium and free plugin users with an average response time of 12 hours. All other plugins only offer support via the forum.
Long Term Vision – We have been managing web farms & securing web applications for more than a decade, so we know what a WordPress admin needs to manage the websites and multisite networks.
Business Sustainability – Free projects are not sustainable. WP Security Audit Log is what we do – it is a fully sustainable project and we continuously invest in research and development.
WordPress Activity Log Plugins Features & Functionality Comparison Matrix
The table below offers a more detailed features and functionality comparison of the most popular WordPress activity log plugins. Also, once here we recommend you to see why thousands of businesses such as Disney, Nginx and Bosch chose the WP Security Audit Log plugin to keep a log of what is happening on their WordPress websites and multisite networks.
|WP Security Audit Log||Activity Log||WP Stream||Simple History|
|Comprehensive activity logs|
|File integrity checks (file changes events)|
|Enable / disable logging of events|
|Email Notifications||With custom trigger builder||Limited list of built-in notifications||Limited list of built-in notifications|
|Reports||Reports module & automated CVS / HTML reports||CSV export only||CSV & JSON export only|
|Search & Filters||Free text search, filters & saved filters||Free text search only||Free text search & filters||Free text search & filters|
|Database tools||External database, mirroring & archiving|
|Integration features||Syslog, Papertrail||Syslog, Slack|
|Configurability||Fully configurable (retention, permissions, exclusions & more)||Just log retention||Just log retention & exclusion.|
|Multisite support||Logging of all network changes||Partial - does not log network changes||Partial - limited logs of network changes||Partial - does not log network changes|
|Modifiable activity log viewer|
|WAF / Reverse proxy support||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Support||Forums / Emails / Phone||Forums only||Forums only||Forums only|
|Average support response time||12 hours||Weeks||Weeks||Days|
|Plugin Updates||Monthly||3 to 6 months between updates||Very infrequent||Every 6 months|
Don’t settle for second best, choose WP Security Audit Log
You need to know the details of every change that happened on your WordPress website to stay on top of the game and ensure the security of your websites and multisite networks. Only the WP Security Audit Log plugin reports all the details and have a complete WordPress activity log solution.