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WP Login Logging


Write all login attempts where both username and password are supplied to a log file. The logfile is relative
to error.log and is called ‘login.log’, the format : “TIMESTAMP USERNAME SUCCESS/FAILURE”.

In practice this plugin is a rewritten version of the wp_authenticate_username_password function from user.php and replaces
it in the login process.


  1. Upload wp-login-logging.php to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-login-logging directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy!


Where is the logfile located?

The plugin looks for error.log and places the logfile in the same directory

What about other wp_authenticate_username_password functionality?

The other functionality stays the same.


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