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How to change the WordPress file changes scan frequency and time

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By default, the Website File Changes Monitor plugin scans the WordPress website every day at 2:00AM for file changes. However, you can change the time and the frequency of the scans as this document explains.

Change the file changes scan frequency

You can configure the plugin to scan your website once a day, once a week or once a month. To change the file changes scan frequency of your WordPress website:

  1. Navigate to the plugin’s settings.
  2. Change the Scan Frequency setting using the drop down menu.
  3. Save the changes when ready.

Change the file changes scan time

The WordPress file changes scanning is not resource intensive and only takes a few seconds. However, ideally you should still configure the scans to run when your website is the least busy.

To change the time when the Website File Changes Monitor plugin scans your WordPress website for file changes:

  1. Navigate to the plugin’s settings.
  2. Change the Scan Time setting using the drop down menu.
  3. Save the changes when ready.

Both the file changes scan time and frequency settings are highlighted in the below screenshot.

Settings to configure the file changes scan time and frequency