Note: The Site Activity log is available for Webflow Enterprise customers and Enterprise partners. Any team member in the Designer (using Design mode or Edit mode) can see the Site Activity log and its details.
When you or your team discover a site issue, it can be difficult to diagnose and slow to locate the change that caused the issue — it may even require you to restore your site from a backup. To avoid this time consuming process, you can use the Site Activity log to quickly determine which change caused the issue, and rapidly get a fix in place.
When you’re working on a large team with multiple ongoing initiatives, you might find it difficult to keep track of your design’s progress. You can use the Site Activity log to gain visibility into your teammates’ work to understand which changes have been made. This is also valuable for teams working with partners – the team gains visibility into the partner’s work, and the partners gain visibility into the team’s work.
How to use the Site Activity log
To get familiar with the Site Activity log, let’s walk through:
The Site Activity log tracks 6 of the most important design changes made to your site:
Class changes, including class creation, modification, and deletion. This covers global classes, base classes, combo classes, HTML tags, and states. Class creation on page branches is also tracked. Existing class usage on elements is not tracked.
Symbol changes, including Symbol creation, modification, and deletion. Existing Symbols usage is not tracked.
Custom code changes, including custom code creation, modification, and deletion. This covers custom code changes made in site settings, page settings, and via HTML embeds (but not from HTML embeds in CMS items).
Backups, including backup creation and restoration. This covers manual backups and system-generated backups.
Pages, including page creation, deletion, duplication, and renaming.This does not include the auto-creation of Collection pages, or enabling or disabling page-level password protection.
Publish events, including site publish and unpublish events from the Designer, Editor, and Dashboard. Publishing to multiple domains results in multiple publish events.
Note: Activities are tracked on the site level (not on the page level or Workspace level).
Each tracked activity shows:
The date and time of the activity (using your local timezone)
Which team member made the change
The Site Activity log displays 50 activities before a “Load more activity” button appears. Click the button to reveal additional past activities.
You can also press the “collapse all” or “expand all” activities icon in the top right of the Site Activity log to be able to quickly parse through a high volume of activity logs organized by days.
Which activities aren’t tracked
The Site Activity log doesn’t track all changes made to a site. For example, it does not track:
Changes to the CMS or static content
Changes to the HTML structure of a page, including the addition, deletion, or reordering of elements
Descriptions of the changes that were made to classes, symbols, or custom code (e.g., button class modified: color changed from #0000FF to #00FF00)
Administrative changes (e.g. billing, plan, or team management updates)
How activities are tracked
Activities are only tracked when your site is saved. This means that if you make a change and undo it before the site saves, it will not show up in the Site Activity log. To ensure changes record to the Site Activity log, you can save your site in 2 ways:
Manually save your site by pressing Command + Shift + S (on Mac) or Control + Shift + S (on Windows)
Rely on automatic site saves (e.g., sites auto-save after 10 seconds of inactivity, or every 30 seconds while active)
Most activities recorded in the Site Activity log are view-only, with the exception of 2 activities that can be clicked to show more information:
Press the “eye” icon next to Backup created activity to open the backup preview in a new tab in view-only mode
Press the “list” icon next to Class modified activity to show a list of elements affected on the current page, on other pages, and any affected Symbols
All activities are static. This means that old activities won’t be updated when you make changes to the site. For example:
If you rename a page, the Site Activity log will continue to show the previous name of the page in old activities
If you publish the site, then unpublish it, the old publish activity will remain in the Site Activity log
If you make a backup, then delete that backup, the old backup activity will remain in the Site Activity log, but clicking it will return an error
Good to know: Activities recorded in the Site Activity log do not expire, and will always be visible. You can view older activities by clicking the “Load more activity” button at the bottom of the log.