The purpose of this article is to list the WordPress dashboard activity monitoring plugins I’ve used between Jan 2014 and June 2015. As my memory deteriorates from excess Google usage, this article is as much a primer for my security-minded clients than anything else. I hope you’ll find this summary helpful as well. This is not a “what is the best WordPress logging plugin” article. I’m not so sure there is a best. Please take my opinions regarding each plugin with a grain of salt. Your mileage may vary… A little background. In ancient times, 2012 CE, the WordPress activity monitoring plugin landscape was essential barren. Then, in 2013, there was an apparent renaissance of WordPress activity loggers. The recent increase in security awareness has most certainly driven the rise of quality login monitoring plugins. Today’s activity monitoring plugins do all manner of things from logging user activities, plugin updates, and reporting certain types of activity by email. Sadly, activity monitoring plugins have garnered a bad reputation over the past few years. The good news is that in 2015, reports of sluggish website performance mostly due to activity logging plugins supersizing databases
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