Sometimes we want to see exactly what users do. For example, WordPress, by default, already shows information about the changes made to post drafts, however, there is no way to know whether someone has tried to hack into your account. Maybe you want to find an alternative to Google Analytics?
In these cases plugins are probably the simplest solution. Surprisingly, there are many plugins available but only few of them stand out from the crowd. Which ones to choose? This is question is hard to answer because all these plugins operate in similar way. Below you’ll see 5 plugins that are considered very useful for those who want to see the big picture.
Displays a multitude of user actions to keep the site administrator informed that all is well and that the blog or network is not being abused.
- Logins (successful and failed)
- Retrieved and reset passwords
- Posts/pages created, updated, trashed, untrashed and deleted
- Comments approved, trashed, spammed, unspammed, trashed, untrashed and deleted
- Changed passwords
- Changed user info
- User registrations
- User deletions
- Custom activities from other plugins
WassUp is a WordPress plugin to track your visitors in real-time. It has a very readable and fancy admin console to keep track of your visitors that gives you a detailed view into almost everything your users are doing on your site. It is very useful for SEO or statistics maniacs.
This plugin logs registered users activity in your blog and displays it in frontend and backend. It can also track and deny access by blacklisting to unwanted login attempts.
4. WP SlimStat
A powerful real-time web analytics plugin for WordPress. Spy your visitors and track what they do on your website.
The first real-time plugin dedicated to the management of statistics about blog visits. It collects information about visitors, spiders, search keywords, feeds, browsers etc.