Using WordPress to Log System Changes

With a basic shell script and WordPress’s blog-by-email feature, Jon Buys is using WordPress to log user changes to his servers:

I decided to start tracking the email alerts with a centralized database. Now, at this point, I could have whipped up my own home-brew frankenstein creation, but since everything I wanted was already built into WordPress, I really didn’t need to. WordPress has the option of posting blogs via email. . . . Now, when management gets it in their mind to start asking questions, we can easily say “Let me reference my report.” They really like hearing things like that.

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