Using the Settings page
The Settings page allows you to configure alert settings for sites connected to Central, and allows you to receive alerts via Email, SMS, or Slack.
The “Settings” page allows you to configure alert settings for sites connected to Central and allows you to receive alerts via email, SMS, or Slack. It can be accessed by clicking the “Gear” icon at the top of the page, next to “Add New Site”.
This section allows you to enable alerts for issues found during a Wordfence scan, and allows you to choose one or more alert types for each degree of severity – for instance, SMS alerts can be sent if a scan on a connected site finds a Critical issue, but Email alerts can be sent for lower-severity issues.
The Daily Digest runs once every 24 hours and gives you an overview of the number and severity of security events (including scan findings) that have been recorded across all of your connected sites.
Other Security Events
You can choose to receive real-time alerts when several other security-related events occur, such as if Wordfence is Updated or Deactivated, if an administrator logs in, or if there’s an increase in attacks on your site. Note that currently, in order for alerts when an administrator logs in from a new location (“When that administrator signs in from a new device or location.”) to provide accurate information, all connected sites will need to be configured to “Only alert me when that administrator signs in from a new device or location”. If this is not set, all administrator logins will appear to be from a new location.
Alert Type Configuration
You can use this section to configure email address(es), phone number(s), and a Slack webhook to receive alerts.
If you’re receiving alerts from Central, you may wish to disable the alert emails sent from individual sites – you can do this by setting the “Send alerts from individual sites?” option to “No”. Please note that this disables all email alerts sent from these sites, even if they’re being sent to multiple email addresses.