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Where to find the Shopify activity log?

Coming from other popular platforms to Shopify you may wonder where you can find the Shopify activity log or audit log like you do on other CMS’s.

Well you’re in luck since Shopify has 2 activities logs but they’re a bit hard to find, especially if your store is still in development mode.

One activity log is for store activity with actions performed on the store by staff and the other is related to staff logins like date and time.

The activities logs are high level meaning that neither one goes into deep user activity, but in my opinion they are useful to find out if somebody from your staff or the client made changes to the store and where exactly they did that.

To access any of the 2 activity logs you need to login inside your Shopify admin dashboard.

If you do not know how please follow this tutorial: “How to login into your shopify store?

Store activity log

Live store

If your Shopify store is live you can see the activity log on the right sidebar (marked with 1 in the image below).

Sometimes the “Activity” section is not visible due to other logs listed at the top of the right sidebar and many store owners can’t see it. If that is the case just scroll down until it is in your reach.

Please note that in this section is listed only a small summary of all recent activity, usually the most recent activity.

If you want to see more activity click on the “View all recent activity” link (marked with 2 in the image below).

Shopify activity log on a live store.
Shopify activity log on a live store.

Development store

If your Shopify store is in development mode you need to type at the end of your URL the handle “activity” (marked with 1 in the image below).

After you accessed the URL the “Store activity” page (marked with 2 in the image below) will be listed:

Shopify activity log on a development store.
Shopify activity log on a development store.

User logins activity log

Go to the “Settings” item on the left sidebar like in the image below or press G + S keys to open the “Settings” page:

The “Settings” menu item.
The “Settings” menu item.

On the “Settings” page go to the “Users and permissions” tab and click on it to open the page with the user activity log (marked with 1 in the image below),

First is the store owner section for which you can see the last login date and time activity (marked with 2 in the image below) and second section is the staff which lists the same activity log.

Shopify user login log.
Shopify user login log.

Conclusion

I hope this is useful to you and it will help you debug stuff quickly when issues happen inside the store and do not know why it happened.