We are happy to announce the release of version 2.1 of WP Security Audit Log WordPress plugin. In this new version we added a number of features such as support for the External DB Add-on and integration with WhatIsMyIPAddress.com website. We also addressed a number of bugs. Here is a highlight of what is new in WP Security Audit Log version 2.1.
Support for External DB Add-on
With version 2.1 we are also releasing the all new External DB Add-on. This add-on enables you to save the WordPress audit log in an external database rather than the default WordPress database. By storing the audit log in an external database you ensure the WordPress audit log is not tampered with, even in case of a hack attack. You also improve the performance of your WordPress and also ensure your business WordPress website meets today’s strict regulatory compliance requirements.
Get All the Information about a Recorded IP Address with One Click
When a WordPress change is recorded by the plugin, the date and time when the change happened, the username and the role of who did the change and the source IP address of the user are all recorded. We integrated the plugin with WhatIsMyIPAddress.com website so you can get more information about the IP address of the user, such as the ISP hosting it, the country of origin and other geolocation information with a simple click.
As seen in the screenshot above, the source IP address of the user is now linked and upon clicking on it you will be redirected to the WhatIsMyIPAddress.com website where you can find all the information you need about that IP.
Ability To Exclude IP Address from Logging
We do not recommend you to exclude anything from the monitoring and auditing of WordPress though if you really need to, you can now also exclude an IP address from the monitoring.
To exclude an IP address navigate to the plugin’s settings page, and in the Exclude Objects tab specify the IP address you want to exclude in the Excluded IP Addresses input field and click Add. Once ready click Save to save all the changes.
Option to Hide Specific Columns in the Audit Log
By default the Audit Log Viewer, from where you can see all the WordPress security alerts captured by the WP Security Audit Log plugin has the following columns; Alert ID, Type, Date (and time), Username, Source IP and Message. In a multisite environment the Site column is also included in the Audit Log Viewer to differentiate the alerts by site. In this new version it is possible to specify which of the columns should be shown or not. Untick any of the columns you would like to hide from the new option Audit Log Columns Selection in the WP Security Audit Log plugin settings.
Option to Disable WordPress Background Tasks
WordPress has a number of background tasks which are reported by WP Security Audit Log plugin, such as the deletion of auto draft posts. If you do not want the plugin to record and report such WordPress background activity tick the new option Disable Alerts for WordPress Background Activity in the plugin’s settings page.
Other Changes and Bug Fixes in Version 2.1
For more information about the changes and bug fixes in this version of WP Security Audit Log refer to the plugin’s changelog on the WordPress repository.
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Premium Add-Ons for WP Security Audit Log
There are a number of WP Security Audit Log premium add-ons you can buy to extend the plugin’s functionality and most importantly of all, get more out of the monitoring of WordPress.
Email Notifications Add-On – Configure triggers to get instantly notified via email when an important change happens on your WordPress.
External DB Add-On – Improve the security of your WordPress setup and ensure it adheres to the industry’s regulatory compliance requirements by storing the audit log in an external database.
Search Add-On – Easy find the specific WordPress change you are looking for using free-text-based searches. A number of built in filters are also available to help you fine tune your searches.
Reports Add-On – Ensure all users’ productivity and generate reports for regulatory compliance requirements.