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 also use this feature to get alerts every time someone updates one of your posts. This can be useful in many situations. For example, if you have a site that is not meant to have content updates, you can get an instant notification.
Here’s our guide to getting alerts from Logtivity for new posts that are updated 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 Post Updated Alert for One Site
This guide will show you how to get post updated 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 choose “Post Updated”.
- Context: This field allows you to specify more information about the Action. Because this alert will notify us about posts, the “Context” field will search on the post title. So you could enter a keyword into this field and get notifications for any updated post with a specific keyword in the title.
- User: You can choose to get notifications for posts updated by a specific user.
After creating the alert, we recommend that you test the alert by updating a post. This next image 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 “Post Updated”.
- View User: This will display all the activity for the user who triggered this alert.
Create the Post Updated Alert for All Your Sites
This guide will show you how to get “Post Updated” alerts for all your WordPress sites.
- Go to “Team Settings” and then “Global Alerts” in the Logtivity app.
- Enter “Post Updated” for the “Action” field. Scroll up in this tutorial for more details on the other fields.
- Click the “Create alert” button.
The Global Alert Channels are handled 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.