WP Activity Log



Keep an activity log of everything that happens on your WordPress sites and multisite networks with the WP Activity Log plugin to:

  • Ensure user productivity
  • Improve user accountability
  • Ease troubleshooting
  • Know exactly what all your users are doing
  • Better manage & organize your WordPress site & users
  • Easily spot suspicious behavior before there are security problems.

WP Activity Log is the most comprehensive real time user activity and monitoring log plugin. It helps hundreds of thousands of WordPress administrators and security professionals keep an eye on what is happening on their websites and is the most highly rated WordPress activity log plugin.

WP Activity Log has been featured on the websites of some of the most popular and leading businesses in the WordPress ecosystem, such as WPBeginner, GoDaddy, and Kinsta.

Note: The activity log for WordPress is FREE and you can keep as much logs as you want. Additional features such as reports, email notifications, SMS alerts, search & filters, integrations with logs management system, and many others are available in the Premium Edition.

Maintained & Supported by WP White Security

WP White Security is a European development company that builds high-quality WordPress security & management plugins. Check out our list of WordPress plugins that can help you better manage and improve the security of your WordPress websites and users.

WordPress Changes & Details the Plugin Keeps a Log Of

As a comprehensive & complete WordPress activity log solution WP Activity Log does not just tell you that a post, a user profile, or an object was updated. It tells you exactly what was changed within the post, the user profile, or the object.

Below is a summary of the changes that the plugin can keep a record of:

  • Post, Page and Custom Post Type changes such as status, content changes, title, URL, custom field & other metadata changes

  • Tags and Categories changes such as creating, modifying or deleting them, and adding or removing them from posts

  • Widgets and Menus changes such as creating, modifying or deleting them

  • User changes such as user created or registered, deleted or added to a site on multisite network

  • User profile changes such as password, email, display name and role changes

  • User activity such as login, logout, failed logins and terminating other sessions

  • WordPress core and settings changes such as installed updates, permalinks, default role, URL and other site-wide changes

  • WordPress multisite network changes such as adding, deleting or archiving sites, adding or removing users from sites etc (activity logs for multisite networks).

  • Plugins and Themes changes such as installing, activating, deactivating, uninstalling and updating them

  • WordPress database changes such as when a plugin adds or removes a table

  • Changes on WooCommerce Stores & products, Yoast SEO, WPForms, Gravity Forms, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), MainWP and other popular WordPress plugins.

  • WordPress site file changes such as new files are added, or existing ones are modified or deleted.

For every event that the plugin records it also reports the:

  • Date & time (and milliseconds) of when it happened,
  • User & role of the user who did the change,
  • Source IP address from where the change happened,
  • The object on which the change has taken place.

Refer to WordPress activity log event IDs for a complete list of all the changes WP Activity Log can keep a record of and a detailed explanation of what change every event ID represents.

Extend the Functionality of WP Activity Log

Upgrade to WP Activity Log Premium to:

  • See who is logged to your website in real-time,
  • See what everyone is doing in real-time,
  • Log off any user with just a click,
  • Generate HTML and CSV reports,
  • Get notified via email of important changes,
  • Get instant SMS message alerts of critical site changes,
  • Search the activity log using text-based searches,
  • Use the built-in filters to fine tune the search results,
  • Store activity log in an external database to improve security and scalability,
  • Mirror the activity log to logs management systems such as AWS CloudWatch, Loggly and Papertrail in real-time,
  • Easily mirror the logs in real-time to business communication systems such as Slack,
  • Send a copy of your websites’ activity log to a log file on your web server in real-time,
  • Archive old activity log data to another database for better storage and log management.

Refer to the features and benefits page for more detailed information on the features of the WP Activity Log plugin.

Free and Premium Support

Support for WP Activity Log is free on the WordPress support forums.

Premium world-class support is available via email to all WP Activity Log Premium users.

Note: paid customer support is given priority and is provided via one-to-one email and over the phone. Upgrade to Premium to benefit from priority support.

Other Noteworthy Features

On top of the comprehensive activity log, WP Activity Log also has a number of non-logging specific features that make it a complete WordPress logging solution, such as:

Refer to the WordPress activity log plugin datasheet for a complete list of all the plugin’s features.

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WP Activity Log extensions for third party plugins

WP Activity Log can keep also a detailed log of changes that happen on other plugins. Below is the list of the activity log extensions for third party plugins:

  • WP Activity Log for WooCommerce: Install this extension to keep a log of changes you and yourr team do in the WooCommerce store settings, orders, products, coupons and much more.
  • WP Activity Log for Yoast SEO: Install this extension to keep a log of the Yoast SEO plugin settings changes, and also of the on-page SEO changes you and your team make in the Yoast SEO meta box.
  • WP Activity Log for WPForms: Install this extension to keep a log of the changes your team does in the WPForms plugin settings, forms, form files, entries (leads) and more.
  • WP Activity Log for Gravity Forms: Install this extension to keep a log of the changes your team does in the Gravity Forms plugin settings, forms, forms settings, entries (leads) and more.
  • WP Activity Log for MemberPress: Install this extension to keep a log of the changes in your MemberPress powered website, including plugin settings changes, memberships, payments, subscriptions and other changes that your team does on your website.
  • WP Activity Log for bbPress: Intall this extension to keep a log of changes in bbPress forums, topics, bbPress settings and more.
  • Activity Log for MainWP: Install this MainWP extension to keep a log of the MainWP network changes and can see the activity logs of all child sites from one central location – the MainWP dashboard.

Related Links and Documentation

WP Activity Log in your language!

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Install WP Activity Log from within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘WP Activity Log’
  3. Install and activate the WP Activity Log plugin
  4. Allow or skip diagnostic tracking

Install WP Activity Log manually

  1. Upload the wp-security-audit-log directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the WP Activity Log plugin from the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Allow or skip diagnostic tracking


  • The WordPress activity logs from where the site administrator can see all the user and site changes.
  • See who is logged in to your WordPress and manage users sessions with Users Sessions Management
  • The plugin settings from where site administrator can configure generic plugin settings such as reverse proxy support, who can manage the plugin etc.
  • The WordPress audit trail settings from where you can configure automatic pruning of alerts, which timestamp should be used and more.
  • Configuring WordPress email and SMS alerts with the Email & SMS Notifications module
  • Search in the WordPress activity log with the use filters to fine tune the search results.
  • The Enable/Disable events section from where Administrators can disable or enable activity log events.
  • The Log Viewer of a Super Admin in a WordPress multisite network installation with the Site selection drop down menu.
  • WP Activity Log is integrated with the built-in revision system of WordPress, thus allowing you to see what content changes users make on your WordPress posts, pages and custom post types. For more information read Keep Record of All WordPress Content Changes
  • Mirror the WordPress activity log to an external solution such as Syslog or Papertrail to centralize logging, ensure logs are always available and cannot be tampered with in the unfortunate case of a hack attack.


Support and Documentation

Please refer to our support pages for all the technical information and product documentation.


جنوري 4, 2023
I have been searching for something like this for a while, this is very comprehensive, very well thought out, this is the best plugin for tracking user activity, nothing else is even close, the one thing i wish, is that it would track taxonomies as well, but it is a cut above the rest.
دسمبر 8, 2022 11 replies
This morning when I updated this plugin, every site that was running it ended up with fatal errors. That will stop the "activity" on a site EVERY time! Needless to say, this plugin has been removed from all my clients' sites.
دسمبر 3, 2022
WP Activity Log plugin is one of the best plugins I have used and, more important, the usability is the best I have used so far in terms of a logical process, I can say this because the site I used it on is managed by admin who know very little about Wordpress, just the basics that apply to their own installation, and they manage it just fine. Very very low maintenance when set and very logical process which is perfect for users new to Wordpress systems.
دسمبر 1, 2022
This is the best plugin for logging anything in your WordPress, I tried them all! Great support from the developer and frequent updates make the plugin reliable and feature-rich. Thank you!
دسمبر 1, 2022
I've been on the business plan now for a number of years and the service has worked flawlessly throughout. Communication, from support to billing, has been far above typical expectations. Features have even been added following enquiry, just brilliant service!
نوومبر 30, 2022
I had a WP site hacked at one point in the past and learned the hard way that you really need to watch who is trying to get into your site and keep track of changes that are made. I have a site now that uses a newer TLD and it was going down and locking up. So I found WP Security and now it not only lets me know what is going on and who is getting in, it helps me understand what I need to do to stop the attacks in their tracks. On my primary domain, it helps me keep track of what changes were made when and by what member of the team. Great tool, great support, well worth the investment!
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Activity Log” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Changelog (2023-01-12)

  • Plugin & features improvements

    • Better support fo the Nextend Social Login and Register plugin – plugin keeps a log of all logged in sessions, including those signing in via third parties services such as Google and Facebook.
    • Added additional checks for the plugin setting “write directly to mirror” to address a number of PHP warnings.
  • Bug fixes

    • Fixed: Error reported when trying to edit a revision of a post on some particular setups.
    • Fixed: All plugin log files had the .php extension, instead of only the non mirrored logs log file.
    • Fixed a number of PHP warnings which were being reported when the plugin is run in an environment using PHP8.
    • Fixed: Uncaught error in “FS_Admin_Notices” reported in some cases when plugin is used with MainWP child.
    • Fixed: PHP fatal error reported on some membership based websites when users try to log in.

4.4.3 (2022-12-07)

Release notes: Announcing WP Activity Log 4.4.3

  • New activity log event IDs

    • 6060: an event ID was enabled or disabled.
  • New features & functionality

    • MemberPress activity log extension – keep a log of the changes that happen on your MemberPress powered website.
    • Support for syslog connections over TLS connection.
    • Setting to write activity logs directly to a log file (completely bypassing the Action Scheduler).
    • Sessions policies for super admins on a multisite network.
    • Button to terminate only the displayed sessions in the Logged-In users view.
    • New setting to show only the logged in users who have multiple sessions.
    • New {user_email} tag available for custom notifications.
    • Plugin can now read v4 IP addresses that are mapped to v6.
  • Plugin & features improvements

    • Reports are now generated in the background and an email is sent to the user upon completion, allowing users to navigate away from the page without interrupting the process.
    • Non mirrored logs are now stored in a php file instead of a log file – more secure implementation.
    • User email address is now available as a tag that can be used in email templates.
    • Major database queries improvements to optimize the reading of activity log events from the database.
    • Improved display of extension events (as well as special sub-options) within the Enable/Disable events view.
    • Adjusted CSS for a more responsive activity log viewer.
    • Improved login sensor to improve compatibilty with most custom login forms.
    • Improved logic handling when creating custom notifications.
    • Activity Log events sorted by event ID in Enable/Disable Events section.
    • UI improvements to the Enable/Disable events view.
    • Activity log event metadata is now consistently an array for efficiency and better data management.
    • Added new options in the “Terminate all sessions” feature to terminate all but the admin’s sessions.
    • Silencing admin notices in the activity log viewer page.
    • New selection checkbox to individually select sessions from the logged in users view.
    • Various UI and UX improvements to the Users Sessions view.
    • Event data inspector styling improvements.
    • Removed the Freemius SDK from the free edition of the plugin.
    • Plugin now displays the user role name instead of the slug.
    • Improved the plugins internal logging class/system.
    • Applied several new checks and improvements to improve the reliability of the archiving connection module.
    • Limited external connection usage to single use (to avoid conflicts and speed up the process).
    • Removed Freemius from the Free edition of the plugin.
    • Improved the logic of event ID 1000 (user login) to avoid duplicate events when a user logs in via WooCommerce.
    • Improved the “ordering and organizing” of the event ID lists in the Enabled / Disable Events section.
    • Updated the Freemius SDK to version 2.4.5.
    • Improved compatability with the MemberPress plugin (addresses a number of errors etc).

Refer to the complete plugin changelog for more detailed information about what was new, improved and fixed in previous versions of the WP Activity Log plugin.