WP Admin Audit


Know what happened – all important events are in the activity log!

WP Admin Audit allows you to monitor the security relevant activities on your site.
The event log allows you to find out who did what at which time.

Ever wondered

  • who unpublished that blog post?
  • when the new media files were uploaded?
  • how that weird user account was created?

The event log in WP Admin Audit is your central hub to answer your questions.
Quickly find the info you’re looking for with state of the art filtering and search functionality. Follow an administrator’s journey via the activities recorded.


  • The dashboard provides an overview of the overall status (number of events and sensors)
  • All available sensors can be activated/deactivated and categorized for the severity (i.e. how important the events recognized by the sensors are considered to be)
  • The event log is the central hub of WP Admin Audit. It is essentially an audit trail of all the activities of your admin(s) and other security relevant events.
  • Each event is stored with a series of data that allows you to understand who did what and which time
  • Example event: a user account was edited where the password was changed and the role was promoted from subscriber to editor
  • Example event: password reset
  • Example event: a page was published
  • Example event: a plugin was activated
  • Find the important sensors with the built-in search
  • Search through the event log with the powerful built-in search and filter capabilities
  • Filter the event log by the type of event / sensor


Will you add event x?

Most probably yes!
It is early days for our plugin, and we know there are dozens of WP core events still missing. This applies even more to 3rd party plugins.
The good news is that we very actively developing the plugin and look for the feedback of the users to know which events first to add. You can share your feedback directly within the plugin, there is a link in the Sensor menu item.

Can the plugin track the pages my visitors are browsing?

No, and we do not have any intention to add that kind of functionality.
WP Admin Audit focuses on actions done by administrators and actions done by users which could be security relevant (e.g. user account creation, user role changes, …).


February 18, 2023
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March 16, 2022 3 replies
One of the better activity logger out there I must say. Love the list of sensors which I hope will keep growing, and I especially love the event details screen. Keep up the good work!
February 1, 2022 1 reply
I just tested this plugin, and it is fantastic. The Search list in the logs works like a charm, besides events, I can search for logs for individual users as well, and also the way we can filter the log is great too ! The only thing that worries me for now, is that in the settings page, when I'm setting the "Keep events for:" is not "registering". After saving the my changes, every other change made on the Settings page, is being shown correctly, but the "keep events for:" field, becomes empty from the number of days I had set it to. The plugin however correctly logs the change, and right now I have it for 1 day. In a day or two perhaps, it will be clear if that part of the settings page actually works. It would be nice if we could manually delete the logs, and also have the ability to export them... Update: Looking at the database values, it seems that the correct value to keep the events for is set (1 day in my test case), so it's a matter of displaying the value in the settings page, and not actually setting it. I am also guessing that to manually delete all the data, is to set the setting to delete all the data when the plugin is uninstalled, and then uninstall and reinstall it again, or manually delete the records from the database, which for many users would be a dangerous task... BTW: Tested on Xampp Localserver, Windows 10, PHP 7.4.x, Chrome Browser, WP 5.9, with many plugins active among them Gutenberg 12.5.0 RC1. Thanks, Nick.
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“WP Admin Audit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Release Date – February 17th, 2023

  • Four new sensors: Option create / update (core) / update (other) / delete
  • Improvement: login audit view gets filter (to filter to IP addresses that once/never had a successful login attempt), show percentage of successful logins, show percentage of existing usernames used in login attempts
  • Improvement: for failed login attempts that tried to login into an existing username, show the user account in the Event log list view, too
  • Improvement: In diagnosis view add event log stats (e.g. top five event types)
  • Fixing issues when WADA table collation is different from core (user / usermeta) table
  • Fix: password resets (through frontend/user) are recorded
  • Fix: enforce password change only when enabled


Release Date – November 2nd, 2022

  • Fix potential infinite loop (in logging functionality)
  • User interface improvements in settings (quicker load times)
  • Prepare database to support extensions that record events of third-party plugins


Release Date – August 26th, 2022

  • Total of additional 19 new sensors for WP core events (categories, tags, comments, menus)
  • Plugin now keeps track of last user activity, and allows to for example identify inactive admins
  • Plugin now monitors login attempts, and allows to find the source (IP addresses) of automated / brute-force login attempts
  • New admin dashboard widget: “Last Activities” (can be disabled in settings)
  • User interface improvement: add severity filter to events list
  • Bug fix: post meta data changes are recorded as well on post update


Release Date – July 3rd, 2022

  • Fix installation issue


Release Date – July 2nd, 2022

  • Fix issue where new sensors were not installed by default
  • Fix “join beta tester” button
  • UI improvement: add loading indicators for admin tables when sorting/filtering/etc.
  • UI improvement: change pagination “items per page” setting from screen option to dropdown


Release Date – June 27th, 2022

  • New sensors: WP general/writing/reading/discussion/media/permalink/privacy settings
  • New feature: discover & install (missed) sensors via diagnostics view
  • Fix for diagnostics view: download and delete log file buttons now work
  • Fix for statistics on dashboard


Release Date – April 20th, 2022

  • Fix the sorting functionality on the sensor list view
  • Improve rendering for deleted posts
  • Various other small UI improvements


Release Date – February 18th, 2022

  • Fixes issue saving the event log retention period
  • Introducing German translation
  • Adding description (icons) in settings view


Release Date – February 1st, 2022

  • Fixes installation problem


Release Date – January 24th, 2022

  • Initial release