WP Security Audit Log renamed to WP Activity Log


Today’s announcement is very different from all the previous ones. We are renaming WP Security Audit Log to WP Activity Log. The plugin’s name change reflects the vision we have for the plugin, as explained in this post.

A bit of history

When we started WP White Security and released the first version of WP Security Audit Log back in 2013, we did not anticipate that our plugin would have such an impact in the WordPress community.

Within a short period of time our plugin became the #1 user-rated WordPress activity log plugin. This positive response is what encouraged us to continue developing the plugin.

Just two years ago we also started developing other WordPress plugins, all of which are designed to better help you to manage your WordPress sites and users, and keeping them secure.

We are always very happy to hear from our customers on how useful our plugins are to them. However, even though we have several different plugins, we have a soft spot for WP Security Audit Log, because it’s our very first plugin.

And today we are excited to announce that we have renamed it as WP Activity Log. Read more below about why we have decided to rename it.

Why have we renamed the plugin to WP Activity Log?

As the #1 rated activity log plugin in the WordPress repository, we have gradually outgrown the label as being just a security plugin.

Sure, security is still a big element of what the plugin covers and we still focus on it. But it’s not 100% accurate, as the words ‘security plugin’ tend to be focused on defensive security solutions, such as malware detection, fixing vulnerabilities and firewalls.

And we don’t do any of that.

As we add more features and understanding what our customers are using them for, we have noticed that they are using the activity logs for:

  • Security and forensics
  • User productivity
  • Users accountability
  • Managing ecommerce stores and the team
  • Monitoring and managing subscriptions and users’ sessions
  • Troubleshooting technical issues
  • And much more!

And the core feature that is helping them to do that is naturally the activity log, hence why we wanted to make that clear within our own name too.

Plus, the name ‘security audit log’ is slightly misleading and it’s a rarely used phrase within the tech and WordPress industry. This makes it difficult for people to understand what is the purpose of the plugin with the original name.

So by renaming the plugin, it is now self-explanatory. The renaming will allow us to really focus more on the power of the activity log too. It is not just about security logging, but any type of activity logging and that’s what we want to emphasize on.

Oh, and our new name is also a lot shorter to say too. 😉

This is just a plugin rename, nothing else was changed.

Apart from changing the name of the plugin, everything is kept the same. The plugin that you are already familiar with (previously known as WP Security Audit Log) still operates in the exact same way, and we are still the most comprehensive activity log plugin available.

And just as important, our core values have not changed. We still strive to provide high-quality plugins, at excellent value and make your job easier when managing WordPress sites and users.

We also didn’t want to make any other changes apart from the name change so that we don’t overwhelm you with multiple changes. Don’t get us wrong, we still have exciting plans for the plugin and new features to add that are designed to make your work even easier.

When we announce changes, we document them all in the plugin changelog. This is where you can see in detail what is new, improved and fixed in each of the plugin versions.

And don’t forget, if there are features that you feel are missing and you think it would be useful, contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Thank you for your support

We would haven’t been able to get to where we are right now without your support.

Whatever you have done; if you have visited our site, shared our articles, went on a trial, used to be a previous customer or you are our current customer right now…whatever it is, we would like to thank each and every one of you for being a part of our journey.

If you do spot any problems with the site, or if you have any questions or feedback, do not hesitate to contact us .

We hope that you will continue to benefit from using WP Activity Log as much as we are continuing to enjoy providing you with the most comprehensive and #1 user rated activity log plugin.

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