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Activity Log in the Jetpack Plugin

Looking for information about the Activity Log in the Jetpack Backup plugin? See our article about the Activity Log in the Jetpack Backup Plugin.

The Activity Log shows a full list of management events that have occurred on your site. For general features and FAQs, please see our information page.

Types of Activities Recorded

The events stored in your site’s activity log include:

  • Brute Force Attack Protection
  • 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

Customers on the Jetpack Backup Daily plan will have access to events for the last 30 days, and customers on the Jetpack Backup Real-time plan will see events for 1 (one) year. For Jetpack Backup Real-time plans, a maximum of 1,000 events will show on the feed, but you can filter the events by date range and activity type and the feed will show up to 1,000 events from that filtered range as well. 

To view your site’s activity:

  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. (Note that you’ll only be able to view Activity for sites on which you are an Administrator. Editor role and below cannot view Activity.)
  3. Click Jetpack → Activity Log on the left menu. You’ll now be able to view the recent events recorded for your site.

Filtering Events

If your site has a paid plan, you’ll see a Filter by option at the top of your activity, where you can customize your results. You can currently filter events by Date Range and Activity Type.

To filter by date range:

  1. Select Date Range
  2. Select the start date.
  3. Select the end date.
  4. Click Apply.

To filter by activity type:

  1. Select Activity Type.
  2. Select the checkbox next to each activity type you want to display.
  3. Click Apply.

For an even greater level of customization, Date Range and Activity Type filters can be combined.

To clear an individual filter, click the X next to it. To clear all active filters, click the larger X icon on the right.

Get help

If you’re having any trouble with your activity log, please contact support for help.

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 for Current Plan Offerings

The retention periods for activity log data depend on both the activity itself and the site’s plan. This table covers the retention periods for the plans currently available on our plans page.

ActivityFreeBackup 10 GB, SecurityBackup 1TB, Complete
Attachments: uploads, updates, deletions30 days30 Days1 Year
Comments: submissions, approvals, un-approvals, content edits, deletions, trash actions, spam/un-spam actions, restorations from trash30 days30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: plan activations/deactivations1 year1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: site connections/disconnections1 year1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: user link/unlink actions1 Year1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: downtime monitoring status changes1 Year1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: Contact Form submissions30 Days30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: feature activations and deactivations30 Days30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: Jetpack Social actions*30 Days30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: option additions and updates30 Days30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: Brute Force Attack Protection recovery email sends*30 Days30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: Backup — credentials updated or deleted1 Year1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: Backup — backup complete, full backup complete, initial backup complete, backup error, successful restore actions, failed restore actions, scan result finds and fixes, restore download ready*30 Days30 Days**1 Year**
Menus: additions, updates, deletions30 Days30 Days1 Year
Pingbacks: receipts, approvals, un-approvals, deletions, trash actions, spam/un-spam actions, restorations from trash30 Days30 Days1 Year
Plugins: updates, autoupdates, updates made available30 Days30 Days1 Year
Plugins: installations, activations, network activations, deactivations, network deactivations, edits, deletions, failed deletions, failed updates30 Days30 Days1 Year
Posts: publish actions, updates, deletions, trash actions, imports, exports*30 Days30 Days1 Year
Terms(?): additions, updates, deletions*30 Days30 Days1 Year
Themes: updates, updates made available30 Days30 Days1 Year
Themes: installations, edits, deletions, switches, network enable/disable actions30 Days30 Days1 Year
Users: login and logout actions30 Days30 Days1 Year
Users: additions, deletions, network deletions, registrations, invite acceptance, removals, updates, invitations30 Days30 Days1 Year
Widgets: additions, updates, removals, reorders, set-to-inactive actions30 Days30 Days1 Year
WordPress Core: updates, network updates, updates made available30 Days30 Days1 Year
WordPress Core: autoupdates, re-installations30 Days30 Days1 Year
WordPress Core: option additions and updates30 Days30 Days1 Year

Data Retention for Previous Plan Offerings

The retention periods for activity log data depend on both the activity itself and the site’s plan. This table covers the retention periods for the plans that you may currently be using, but are no longer available for purchase via Jetpack.com.

ActivityPersonal, PremiumProfessionalBackup Daily, Scan Daily, Security DailyBackup Realtime, Security Realtime, Complete
Attachments: uploads, updates, deletions30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Comments: submissions, approvals, un-approvals, content edits, deletions, trash actions, spam/un-spam actions, restorations from trash30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: plan activations/deactivations1 YearUnlimited1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: site connections/disconnections1 YearUnlimited1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: user link/unlink actions1 YearUnlimited1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: downtime monitoring status changes1 YearUnlimited1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: Contact Form submissions30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: feature activations and deactivations30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: Jetpack Social actions*30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: option additions and updates30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: Brute Force Attack Protection recovery email sends*30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Jetpack: Backup — credentials updated or deleted1 YearUnlimited1 Year1 Year
Jetpack: Backup — backup complete, full backup complete, initial backup complete, backup error, successful restore actions, failed restore actions, scan result finds and fixes, restore download ready*30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Menus: additions, updates, deletions30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Pingbacks: receipts, approvals, un-approvals, deletions, trash actions, spam/un-spam actions, restorations from trash30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Plugins: updates, autoupdates, updates made available30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Plugins: installations, activations, network activations, deactivations, network deactivations, edits, deletions, failed deletions, failed updates30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Posts: publish actions, updates, deletions, trash actions, imports, exports*30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Terms(?): additions, updates, deletions*30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Themes: updates, updates made available30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Themes: installations, edits, deletions, switches, network enable/disable actions30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Users: login and logout actions30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Users: additions, deletions, network deletions, registrations, invite acceptance, removals, updates, invitations30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
Widgets: additions, updates, removals, reorders, set-to-inactive actions30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
WordPress Core: updates, network updates, updates made available30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
WordPress Core: autoupdates, re-installations30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year
WordPress Core: option additions and updates30 DaysUnlimited30 Days1 Year

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

** Subject to your usage and storage limit. Learn more.

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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