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A comprehensive list of management activities on a WordPress site is an invaluable asset for serious site owners. Jetpack records backend activities — like login attempts, theme changes, and plugin installations — so that your site’s evolution is as transparent as possible.

Your site Activity helps you pinpoint changes, unexpected or unauthorized updates, or actions performed by other admins that had an undesirable effect, taking the guesswork out of site management, debugging, and recovery.

Accessing your site’s Activity

Your site’s Activity is in your WordPress.com dashboard, the same place you go to manage content, themes, and plugins. Select the Activity menu option from the menu on the left to see your site’s most recent events.

If you have multiple sites hosted on WordPress.com or connected via Jetpack, click My Sites first to select a site, then head to the Activity menu.

Understanding your site’s Activity

Each event in your site’s listing includes the timestamp of the event (using the Timezone you specified in Settings → General), the name and role of the user who performed the event, and the event description.

Each event is also represented by an icon that visualizes its associated event type, which is useful when you need to scan your log for a particular change.

Activity for sites on the Free plan will display the 20 most recent events. Customers on any paid plan (Personal, Premium, or Professional) will have access to up to 1,000 events at a time.

While most core WordPress actions are recorded, as well as updates to Jetpack-specific settings, events attached to third-party plugins (like updating a setting for Yoast SEO) will not currently appear in your site’s Activity.

Event filtering

For a greater level of control and clarity, sites on any paid plan can filter events by Date Range and Activity Type.

Filtering is currently not available to sites on the Free plan.

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