Activity: A New Way to Monitor, Debug, and Repair Your Site

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The Jetpack team takes the security of your site seriously. We know that keeping a website safe and secure often boils down to knowledge — what changes took place? When? — so we’re excited to announce the new Activity feature is now available on all Jetpack and websites.

Smart site owners know that it’s important to keep a close eye on everything happening in their dashboard. Plugin installations, theme changes, and post content updates are critical events that can dramatically change your site. Monitoring them has always been important; now it’s also easy.

Activity is a convenient, chronological list of changes made to your site. It records and displays the most important events, including:

    • Published or updated posts and pages.
    • Comment submission and management activity.
    • Settings and options modifications.
    • Login attempts by registered site users.
    • Plugin installations, updates, and removals.
    • Theme switches, installations, updates, and deletions.

When you try out Activity, you’ll find the 20 most recent events that took place on your site. If you have a Personal or Premium plan, you’ll have access to 30 days’ worth of events. Customers on the Professional plan will have access to a full year of events. Paid customers can also filter activities by type and date range to find exactly what you want in less time.

Activity is more than just an audit log. Having access to this comprehensive list of events makes it easier to troubleshoot and repair your site when you need to. Whether it was a faulty plugin update or an errant theme change that damaged your site, Activity takes much of the guesswork out of finding out where and when things went wrong.

Monitor your site, no matter where you are

You don’t have to be stuck at your desk to keep a close eye on your site. Access your site’s activity directly from the WordPress mobile apps, and enjoy peace of mind from wherever life takes you.

Stay up to date on the latest theme and plugin updates

Keeping your themes and plugins up-to-date — and knowing when you last updated each item — is critical to the security of your site. With Activity you have access to all the details in one place, and you can even update themes and plugins directly from the event log.

We’d love to hear from you

Give Activity a try on your sites and let us know if you have any feedback — we’d love to hear it! Please leave a comment below or open an issue in our GitHub repository.


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  1. says:

    ok i will try it thank you

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    • themark45 says:

      I don’t know a whole lot about debugging or repairing. I’m getting crash courses in everything internet lol. I appreciate you already. Jetpack came highly rated. Thank you.


  2. Youssef BERRADA says:

    Really usefull it’s not a tool that will be used every day, but sometimes i need to know when a plugin was removed/installed, maybe it had an impact on my blog or not or when i change a theme.
    This feature is cool and how the activity is categorized is cool also.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. themark45 says:

    Colin, I haven’t used your jetpack or know much about it. What is one very kewl feature that you would like me to try on a page? Its the only way I’m gonna learn it. Anyone in this Lil chat . Feel free to let me know what ya’ll are thinking . I appreciate all the pointers and shortcuts I can take . Well they are all shortcuts when you know the plug. I miss my dog at three in the morning. I gotta have something to do beside watch the tube.

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  4. site says:

    When I initially commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify
    me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the exact same comment.

    Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service?

    Appreciate it!


  5. Concerned Wordpressian says:

    While having an activity trail and audit log is all well and good, WordPress desperately needs development -> staging -> production baked in.

    Various third party solutions are either extremely old school and clunky, or excessively pricey, or both. As it is, it’s far, far too easy to break a WordPress install, and horribly so at that, even irreparably.


  6. aimardsuana says:

    Thanks you very much.


  7. Ed Reckers says:

    Looks similar to Stream and Activity Monitor.

    Kinda weird that WordPress is replicating successful community built and maintained plugins and slapping a price tag on it.

    Liked by 1 person

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