OWASP Top 10 & WordPress Activity Logs – Addressing A10: Insufficient logging & monitoring

Logging and monitoring are so important in web application and WordPress security that lack of logging functionality in web applications has now been added to the OWASP Top 10 list: Insufficient logging and monitoring, coupled with missing or ineffective integration with incident response, allows attackers to further attack systems, maintain persistence, pivot to more systems, […]

Searching in the activity log without search & filters

WordPress activity logs (also known as activity logs) are become popular in the WordPress ecosystem. Many administrators, consultants and website owners install the WP Activity Log plugin to keep a log of all the changes that happen on theirs and their customers’ websites. Logs are like an insurance; they go unnoticed most of the time. […]

Search 2.0 Add-On for WP Activity Log Released

This update took quite some time to finish, but finally it is here. We are happy to announce the new Search 2.0 Add-on, which adds search functionality to WordPress’ most popular and widely used activity log plugin WP Activity Log. This update which features new functionality and also a completely revamped, new UI. Let’s see […]

WP Activity Log 2.6.6 Released

We just released an update of WP Activity Log, the most popular and widely used WordPress security activity log plugin. The main highlight of this update is the ability to keep a record of changes done to custom fields created by Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) and similar plugins. Note that we also released the new Search […]

Reports Add-On Version 2.1.1 Available for Download

Today we released an updated version of the Reports Add-On. This is a minor release and in it we: Moved the Reports upload directory to /wp-content/uploads/wp-security-audit-log/reports/ Removed all of the wp_session cookie code (no longer needed) Improved the code that loads wp-config.php Removed the error log function. If you have activated your license key you […]

WP Activity Log Update 2.6.5 Available for Download

Summer is in full swing, and so is the development of WP Activity Log, WordPress’ most comprehensive and popular activity log plugin. We are happy to announce version 2.6.5, an update which includes a few but significant updates. Improved Monitoring of 404 HTTP Errors WP Activity Log now has two different alerts to keep a […]

Building a WordPress Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is a software that monitors networks or systems for malicious activity. In this article we will be seeing how you can setup an IDS for your WordPress website. Suspicious activity is typically a sign that someone is trying to find a security hole on your WordPress website. Sometimes, it is […]

Improved Monitoring of WordPress Site-Wide Settings with WP Activity Log

We are happy to announce the release of version 2.6.2 of WP Activity Log, WordPress’ most comprehensive and easy to use activity log plugin. This update includes new monitoring capabilities of a WordPress’ site-wide website settings and post specific settings. We also managed to fit in several improvements and bug fixes. Let’s take a look […]

Email Notifications Add-On Version 2.1.3 Released

Today we released an update for the Email Notifications Add-on, which allows you to configure your own rules so you are instantly alerted via email of important changes on your WordPress. With this update you can now: Use custom WordPress user roles when creating a rule Use Custom Post Types with prefix In previous builds […]

New WP Activity Log Plugin Supports Syslog and Papertrail

Today we are excited to announce version 2.5.9 of the WP Activity Log WordPress plugin, and version 2.0 of the External DB premium add-on. We have really put in a lot of work in these versions, and finally you can mirror the WordPress activity log to Syslog and Papertrail, the cloud-hosting log management system. Here […]