What is the Alert Frequency report and how does it work?

Alert Frequency option is a part of the Reporting section of the Shield Security plugin.

You can use it to decide when you should be sent important and critical alerts about your site security.

The all scans actions will be included in the Alert report including the deleted or repaired files.

To set the alert frequency, simply select the frequency you’d like for the report, and click to Save settings:

How does the Alert Frequency work?

To explain how this option works, we'll use an example.

Let's say you'd like to receive email alerts every hour, and you have Shield scans turned on.

You'll get email alert report about the detected files, and email subject will be [Your Site Name] Security Report.

Alert report provides link to the full report content as HTML pages, for example:

These links are accessible from anywhere without needing to be logged-into the WordPress site, but at the same time ensure that they can’t be accessed by anyone without access to the link itself.

Example Alert report

Alert reports are also accessed at any time from the Shield Dashboard (recent reports) and Reports section (list of all reports), for example:

For more details on reports and how to create your own custom security reports, read these articles here.