How to Get an Alert for Administrator Logins in WordPress

Logtivity has a feature called “Alerts” that allows you to receive notifications for important updates on your sites. Alerts can be sent to two Alert Channels: email or Slack.

You can use this feature to get alerts every time an Administrator logs in to one of your sites.

Here’s our guide to getting alerts from Logtivity for Administrator logins on your WordPress site. If you haven’t done this yet, you will need to connect your site to Logtivity. Click here for our getting started guide.

Create the Administrator Login Alert for One Site

This guide will show you how to get Administrator login alerts for one WordPress site.

Go to “Alerts” in the Logtivity app. Here are the settings you can enter:

  • Action: This is the trigger for the alert. We should enter “User Logged In”.
  • Context: This field enables you to specify more information about the Action. Because this alert will notify us about logins, the “Context” field will search on the user role. Enter “Administrator” for this field.
  • User: You can choose to get notifications for logins by a specific user.
Alert Screen for Administrator Logins

After creating the alert, we recommend that you test the alert by logging in using an Administrator account. The image below shows how the alerts appear in Slack. You can see three buttons underneath the alert:

  • View/Edit Alert: This will take you to the screen where you can update these alerts. It looks very similar to the image above.
  • View Logs: This button will show you all your logs that match “User Logged In”.
  • View User: This will display all the activity for the user who triggered this alert.
Slack Alert for Administrator Logins

Create the Administrator Logged In Alert for All Your Sites

This guide will show you how to get administrator logged in alerts for all your WordPress sites.

  • Go to “Team Settings” and then “Global Alerts” in the Logtivity app.
  • Enter “User Logged In” for the “Action” field. Scroll up in this tutorial for more details on the other fields.
  • Enter “Administrator” for the “Context” field.
  • Click the “Create alert” button.
Global Alert for Administrator Logins

The Global Alert Channels are managed separately from the Alert Channels for individual sites. To choose where your Global Alerts will send notifications, go to the “Global Alerts Channel” tab and choose the email address and / or Slack channel.

Global Alert Channels screen