Sometimes it can be good to know when was the last time an author or a member of your website has logged in. You may want to control authors every now and then or simply be aware of their existence on the backend.
When it comes to members of the site which you may count in thousands or even tens of thousands, showing their last login date can help you filter those active ones from inactive members. Sometimes you may even want to delete accounts who haven’t been accessed in several months or even years.
No matter the reason behind your decision to show users’ last login date, in this article we are about to show you a few simple plugins which have applied for the job.
WP Last Login
WP Last Login is a very simple plugin which will install a new column to the user overview. This new column will show that user’s last login date. Besides showing the dates, the plugin can sort users by this new column so you can quickly filter out most active/inactive users.
RND Active Login
This free plugin can be also found in the WordPress repository and installed in a matter of seconds. It differs from the other ones mentioned in this article because it provides several more features than the competition. RND Active Login will also show a date and time of the last login for each user on your site, but it will also show current login status by applying a green (logged in) or red dot (logged out) next to user’s name. Also, the plugin allows you to track history of logins for each user.
User Last Login
Another free plugin does the same job as the previously mentioned WP Last Login plugin. Once you install User Last Login, it will add a new column where you can see what was the date and the time of each user’s last login. Simple as that.
Since the aforementioned plugins don’t require you to reach for your wallet, you can quickly test them out and choose the best one for you. Also, since they all have the basic function of showing you the last login times/dates, you can’t go wrong with any of these.