Activity Log (audit trail)

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 by Radostin Angelov. Filed under

Also commonly known as audit log or WordPress activity log, an audit trail is a security record that is used to keep evidence of a sequence of events. Therefore a WordPress audit trial is a log that can contain information on what the WordPress users did, such as when they logged in and from where, what content they changed, which plugins they installed, activated or upgraded etc. By default WordPress does not keep an audit trail though you can easily start keeping a record of all WordPress changes in an audit trail with a plugin. There are several benefits to keeping a WordPress audit trial and several regulatory compliance requirements such as PCI DSS, which business WordPress websites have to adhere to, require administrators to keep an audit log of all the changes.

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