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Activity Log

The Activity Log shows a full list of management events that have occurred on your site.

Type of Activities Recorded

The events stored in your site’s Activity Log include:

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

Viewing Your Site’s Activity Log

To view the Activity Log for your site:

  1. Go to WordPress.com.
  2. Click My Sites in the top left corner. Select the Jetpack-connected site for which you’d like to see recent activity.
  3. Click Stats on the left sidebar.
  4. Click Activity at the top. You’ll now be able to view the recent events recorded for your site.

activity log

Only the most recent 1,000 events are displayed in the Activity Log. The timestamp displayed in the Activity Log matches the timezone you’ve set in your site’s settings (configured from Settings — General in your site’s dashboard).

Rewinding Your Site

With Jetpack’s backup functionality, available in all paid Jetpack subscriptions, you can rewind your site to a previous day — or specific event — shown in your Activity Log.

Learn more about combining the power of Jetpack’s backup system and your site’s Activity Log.

Privacy Information

This feature is activated by default. There is currently no way to deactivate this feature.

Data Used
Site Owners / Users

To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.
Site Visitors

None.
Activity Tracked
Site Owners / Users

Recorded site management activities include: login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. See Complete List.
Site Visitors

None.
Data Synced (Read More)
Site Owners / Users

All core WordPress and Jetpack option/setting update actions are synced. This includes the current and previous state of a site’s options. Successful and failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent) are synced.
Site Visitors

Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

Data Retention

The retention periods for Activity Log data depend on both the activity itself and the site’s plan.

Activity Free Personal Premium Professional
Attachments: uploads*, updates*, deletions* 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Comments: submissions, approvals, un-approvals, content edits, deletions, trash actions, spam/un-spam actions, restorations from trash 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Jetpack: plan activations/deactivations Forever Forever Forever Forever
Jetpack: site connections/disconnections Forever Forever Forever Forever
Jetpack: user link/unlink actions Forever Forever Forever Forever
Jetpack: downtime monitoring status changes Forever Forever Forever Forever
Jetpack: Contact Form submissions* 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Jetpack: module/feature activations and deactivations* 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Jetpack: Publicize actions* 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Jetpack: option additions and updates 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Jetpack: Protect recovery email sends* 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Jetpack: Backups — credentials updated or deleted Forever Forever Forever Forever
Jetpack: Backups — backup complete, full backup complete, initial backup complete, backup error, successful rewind actions, failed rewind actions, scan result finds and fixes, rewind download ready* 1 day 30 Days 30 Days Forever
Menus: additions*, updates*, deletions* 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Pingbacks: receipts, approvals, un-approvals, deletions, trash actions, spam/un-spam actions, restorations from trash 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Plugins: updates, autoupdates, updates made available 7 days 30 days 30 days Forever
Plugins: installations, activations, network activations, deactivations, network deactivations, edits, deletions, failed deletions, failed updates 7 days 30 days 30 days Forever
Posts: publish actions, updates, deletions, trash actions, imports*, exports* 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Terms(?): additions*, updates*, deletions* 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Themes: updates, updates made available 7 days 30 days 30 days Forever
Themes: installations, edits, deletions, switches, network enable/disable actions 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Users: login and logout actions 7 days 30 days 30 days Forever
Users: additions, deletions, network deletions, registrations, invite acceptance, removals, updates, invitations, failed login attempts 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
Widgets: additions, updates, removals, reorders, set-to-inactive actions 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
WordPress Core: updates, network updates, updates made available 7 days 30 days 30 days Forever
WordPress Core: autoupdates, re-installations 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever
WordPress Core: option additions and updates 1 day 30 days 30 days Forever

* Activity present in a site’s activity log but not currently shown to the site owner in the UI.

NOTE: at the end of any retention periods outlined above, activity data is moved to long-term storage and is retained indefinitely. Once in long-term storage, activity data will no longer be visible in a site’s Activity Log.

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