If you’re running a blog, most probably you would have different users to work on your blog like contributors, authors and editors. If so, you would definitely want to know which of the users of your blog are working right now. But, unfortunately, there is no option in WordPress to know which user is logged in to WordPress at any point of time. Still if you need to know which of your blog’s contributor, editor or author is logged in right now, you can use a plugin called Simple History.
With the help of this Simple History WordPress plugin, you can check out which users of your blog are currently logged into WordPress and even more information. In fact, you can monitor the overall user activity in WordPress with this plugin such as when a user log in to WordPress, when someone fails to login, or when someone update any post etc.
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Check Which User is Currently Logged into Your WordPress
Here’re the complete steps for you to learn how to monitor the user activity in WordPress. Firstly, you’ll have to install the Simple History WordPress plugin and then you’ll be needed to set it up. After setting up the plugin you’ll be ready to know which users are currently logged in and other activities of your WordPress blog users.
Step #1: Install & Activate the Simple History WordPress Plugin
It’s the primary step, as I told you above. So, just visit THIS PAGE and download this plugin in your computer. And then upload it in your WordPress by navigating to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin. Or you can search for this plugin directly inside your WordPress by going to Plugins > Add New, and here you can search for the plugin by its name.
After install the plugin, just activate it so that it can start monitoring the activity of your WordPress users.
Step #2: Setup the Simple History WordPress Plugin
There is nothing special or any difficult task in setting up this plugin. It’s very, very easy. To setup the Simple History WordPress plugin, go to Settings > Simple History. Here you will see the following screen in which primarily you’ll have to choose where you wanna show the history of your users’ activity i.e on the dashboard or as a page under the dashboard menu. Here you can both or any one you want.
You can also choose how many number of items you wanna show per page. You can choose from 5 to 100 from the dropdown menu.
That’s all about setting up the plugin. After doing this, you can save the changes. One more thing here I wanna tell you that all the items (user’s history notifications) saved in your database will be automatically removed after 60 days or you can anytime delete them manually from this Clear log now button, you can see on the settings of this plugin.
Step #3: Go to dashboard and start monitoring the activity
The third step is just the finalization of this article. In fact, after setting up the Simple History WordPress plugin, go to your WordPress dashboard and start monitoring the activity of your WordPress users. Here you can know who were logged in to your WordPress and who’s currently logged in and even more user activities.
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That’s all. I’m sure after reading this article, you’ll be able to check which user is logged into your blog’s WordPress account by using the Simple History plugin.
Very useful tip for WordPress users. Here I always find new things. Thanks bro.
Very new thing for WordPress users, specially for me.
Thanks for your valuable feedback, Raju.