The new version of WordPress’ most popular security monitoring plugin WP Activity Log allows WordPress administrators and owners to monitor all the activity of Custom Fields in blog posts, WordPress pages and custom post types.
Version 1.2.5 also includes several other improvements and bug fixes, highlighted in the change log. In this version we also addressed a security issue, hence we recommend everyone to update the plugin as soon as possible.
Monitoring of Custom Fields in WordPress
Version 1.2.5 of WP Activity Log plugin will issue a WordPress security alert each time a custom field is created or added to a post, page or custom post type. The plugin will also issue an alert if the name or content of a custom field is modified, or if it is deleted. Below is a list of all the custom fields alerts WP Activity Log can generate.
- Alert 2053: User created new custom field in blog post
- Alert 2054: User modified the value of custom field in blog post
- Alert 2055: User deleted a custom field in blog post
- Alert 2062: User renamed custom field in blog post
- Alert 2059: User created new custom field in page
- Alert 2060: User modified the value of custom field in page
- Alert 2061: User deleted custom field from page
- Alert 2063: User renamed custom field in page
- Alert 2056: User created new custom field in custom post type
- Alert 2057: User modified the value of custom field in custom post type
- Alert 2058: User deleted a custom field from custom post type
- Alert 2064: User renamed custom field in custom post type
For the complete list of WordPress security alerts WP Activity Log can generate when monitoring your WordPress blogs and websites refer to the List of WordPress Security Alerts.
Improved Performance of WP Activity Log
WP Activity Log plugin is being used by some of the biggest WordPress and WordPress multisite installations, some of which are visited by millions of users every year. Thanks to the continuous feedback we receive from the owners of such WordPress blogs and sites we are able to continuously improve the performance of the plugin.
In fact this version of WP Activity Log also includes a number of performance tweaks that make the writing and retrieving of WordPress security alerts from the WordPress database much faster, thus making it a perfect monitoring and auditing solution for large scale / high traffic WordPress sites and blogs.
More Accurate Monitoring of WordPress Login and Logout Actions
We also revised the WordPress login and logout monitors, hence from now onwards the monitoring of users logging in and out of WordPress is much more accurate.
Closed a CSRF Vulnerability in Plugin Settings Page
We also closed a CRSF (cross-site request forgery) vulnerability in the plugin’s setting page. The vulnerability was reported by Kévin FALCOZ aka 0pc0deFR.
Thank you for reporting the vulnerability and for disclosing it responsibly.
WP Activity Log Plugin Change Log
For more details about what was fixed in this version of WP Activity Log refer to the WP Activity Log change log on the WordPress repository.
Download WP Activity Log Plugin
Download WP Activity Log from the official WordPress plugin repository and start monitoring your WordPress and WordPress multisite installations today. For more details about the WordPress activity that WP Activity Log plugin can monitor refer to the List of WordPress Security Audit Log Alerts.
Updating WP Activity Log Plugin
Once you login to your WordPress using an administrator account you will be automatically notified that an upgrade of WP Activity Log plugin is available. You can upgrade automatically by clicking the upgrade link.
Note: If you have enabled the option to hide the plugin from the WordPress plugin page, you can still see the plugin update available from the Updates menu entry.
If you want to manually upgrade the plugin:
- Download WP Activity Log from the WordPress repository
- Deactivate the plugin from the WordPress dashboard
- Delete all plugin files and replace them with the new files
- Once all files are uploaded, enable the plugin from the WordPress dashboard.
Rate WP Activity Log Plugin
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