Those looking to extend this functionality to fit niche use cases or integrate custom processes can also make use of the plugin’s hooks. These hooks allow WP Activity Log to extend its functionality beyond what’s included in the box. Hooks can be used to keep track of virtually any change on your WordPress website. One notable example is WooCommerce users, who may need to track additional events and details related to their store.
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How to add additional WooCommerce product metadata to the WordPress activity log
How to access the activity logs when you can’t login to WordPress
Not being able to log in to WordPress is perhaps one of the more frustrating issues – after all, how do you even start to troubleshoot if you can’t even log in? Fortunately, there are ways and means to start the troubleshooting process without ever logging into WordPress.
How to configure Loggly mirroring for WordPress activity logs
WP Activity Log comes jam-packed with many great features, including mirroring logs to a Log Management System. Log Management Systems benefit owners and administrators managing multiple WordPress websites and complex environments.
Five must-have tools for 360 WordPress administration monitoring
One can very easily argue that for any WordPress website to be successful, it must deliver on three things – value, security, and experience. These three tenets are foundational blocks that any WordPress owner undoubtedly works on. Without either, a website is sure to meet its demise sooner or later. However, value, security, and user […]
Log Management Systems: What are they, and should you use one?
Logs have a reputation for being something that only someone with multiple computer degrees can read and use. While this may have been true in the past, developments in technology and usability have made logs an invaluable tool that anyone can use. From improving security and management of applications such as WordPress to increasing accountability […]
How to monitor WooCommerce product and store changes
WooCommerce-powered websites are hubs of activity where even a small, innocuous change can severely impact your business. Hence, it is crucial to keep a log of the changes you and your team make to the store, products, orders, and other essential variables that make your web store work. Keeping logs can help you improve user […]
Does the WordPress activity log affect the performance of my website?
Many WordPress website owners tend to be wary of installing any plugin that might affect the performance of their website. After all, a slow website can negatively affect visitor experience and SEO, among other things. Looking at the WordPress Activity Log plugin and whether it impacts performance, the short answer is that the plugin does […]
How to record a history of failed login attempts on WordPress?
One of the most common methods that hackers use to gain access to a WordPress site is a brute force attack. Bots try multiple username and password combinations until one is successful. Invariably, this leads to many failed login attempts. As such, limiting and keeping a log of failed login attempts is one of the […]
Introducing the new WP Activity Log video series
Today, we’re excited to launch our new WP Activity Log short video series. Its main focus is to provide step-by-step video tutorials and insights about the WordPress activity log by highlighting the features of the plugin and how to use them based on your needs. In this series, we’ll cover topics ranging from how to […]
How to keep a log of Yoast SEO changes on your website
Most site owners are well-aware of the impact of both good and bad Search Engine Optimization (SEO). As such, monitoring how SEO affects your site is vital. In fact, there’s a simple way to keep a log of Yoast SEO changes across your entire site. We develop an activity log extension with which you can […]
How to know which users are online with a WordPress plugin
For those running a multi-user website, not being able to see which users are online can present problems. Multiple authors, ecommerce managers, and editors all making simultaneous alterations make it difficult to pinpoint when adverse actions on your WordPress site took place. Fortunately, webmasters have a solution in the form of a WordPress plugin that […]
How to log user activity on your website while employees are remote working
With the pandemic still very much a feature of working lives globally, the number of employees working remotely has dramatically surpassed pre-virus levels. Even after normality is hopefully restored at some point during 2021. It’s expected that at least 25-30% of employees will be working from home multiple days a week. Which begs the question, […]
Activity logs size, database & storage: busting the most common misconceptions
If you operate a WordPress website, you’ll be well aware that there can be a lot happening at once. Even more on a multisite network! For that reason, you need an activity log plugin to track all website users activity. Everyone agrees that activity logs are necessary to successfully manage and run a multi user […]
WordPress activity logs for newbies
WordPress activity logs help site administrators better manage their WordPress websites and users, and keep them secure. Activity logs are also very helpful in a post hack scenario, to identify the source of the attack. If you are new to WordPress activity logs, this article is for you. We will explain what activity logs are, […]
6 key tips for evaluating WordPress activity log plugins
A WordPress activity log is a must have tool in every website’s security suite. However, determining which plugin is best for incorporating this feature can be tricky, given there are quite a few activity log plugins available. In order to make an informed decision, there are a few key features to look for when evaluating […]
Best practices for managing WordPress activity log data
The data stored in the WordPress activity log is sensitive and confidential. So should you back it up? Should you archive it and keep it secure? Many compliance regulations stipulate who can access such data, and how such data should be stored, secured and backed up. This is common practise in the finance and healthcare […]
4 tips to get the most out of your WordPress activity logs
Ideally, every time something happens on your WordPress website there would be a record of it. This applies if someone deletes a file, installs a new plugin, updates the content on a page, and much more. With a WordPress activity log, you’ll always know what’s going on with your site. Having access to those kinds […]