How can I see the event log for managed (child) sites for UpdraftCentral?

If you want or need to see the event log for a managed (i.e. child) site with UpdraftCentral, then do this:

1. Go to the UpdraftCentral key management in the managed site

Log in to your WordPress dashboard on the managed site. Go to the UpdraftPlus settings page, and to the “Advanced Tools” tab (the easiest way to do this is using the drop-down menu on your admin bar, after logging in).

Accessing the advanced tools

Within the “Advanced Tools”, scroll down to the “UpdraftCentral (Remote Control)” section.

2. Click on the link to fetch the log at the bottom

At the bottom of the UpdraftCentral section is the words “View recent UpdraftCentral log events” (or similar), and a link next to it. In the screenshot below, it is at the bottom, with the word “Fetch…”. Click on it!

UpdraftCentral configuration

This should then show you your recent log events, most recent first. It shows you the time of the log event, the IP address of the site that sent the command (which should be your mothership site’s (i.e. dashboard webserver’s) IP address), the key that was used (these correlate with the list of keys further up the page), and then the log data.

Recent log events

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