WP Umbrella Alerting System: What It Is & How to Use It?

WP Umbrella is pleased to announce the launch of its new Alerting System. This system enables users to configure custom alerts for their websites, either in bulk or for individual sites. It integrates with both email and Slack, ensuring that important website alerts are promptly delivered through your chosen channel.


  • A WP Umbrella account.
  • At least one website connected to your WP Umbrella Dashboard.

The Alerts You Can Receive:

WP Umbrella's Alerting System keeps you informed with essential updates for your website. Here's what you can be alerted about:

  • Downtime: Be immediately notified if your site goes offline.
  • Uptime: Receive alerts when your website is back online.
  • Plugin Vulnerabilities: Get alerts about discovered vulnerabilities in your website's plugins.
  • Theme Vulnerabilities: Stay informed of any vulnerabilities in your website's themes.
  • WordPress Core Vulnerabilities: Know when there's a vulnerability in your website's WordPress version.
  • Backup Ready: Receive a notification when your requested backup is ready for download.
  • Restoration Status: Get updates on whether site restoration is successful or has failed.

Simple and efficient, this system ensures you're always in the know about your website's status and security.

Configuring Your Alerts: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Log In: Start by accessing your WP Umbrella account. Simply log in to reach the dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Alerts: Click the “Alerting” tab in the top header to manage your alerts.

Default Alert: All accounts on WP Umbrella have an alert pre-configured. It includes all available alerts, sent to the email linked to your account. You are free to edit this alert anytime.

  1. Modify or Add Alerts: To change the existing alert, hit “Edit” on the right. Want more alerts? Click “Add new Alert” to set up additional ones.
  2. Customize Alert Details: In the alert settings, you can adjust various aspects like Alerting Name, Monitoring, Security, and Backup & Restoration Management.
  1. Set Up Notification Channels: Click “Next” to add email addresses for receiving alerts. You can also integrate a Slack webhook for notifications in your chosen Slack channel.

  1. Assign Alerts to Websites: Decide whether the alert applies to all your websites (select the first option) or just specific ones.

Frequently Asked Questions About WP Umbrella Alerting System

How Many Alerts I Can Create in My Account?

There's no limitation of the alerts that you can create under your account. Feel free to explore the Alerting feature and create as many alerts as needed: for specific websites only, or for multiple websites under your account.

How Many Email Addresses I Can Add for the Notifications?

The limit of the email addresses to which the alert/notification will be sent is limited to 10 email addresses per alert. This means that for a certain alert, the notification will be sent to a maximum of 10 email addresses. In case you need more than 10 email addresses, feel free to reach us out and we'll gladly help.

Will I Be Able to Get Alerted of Failed Backups?

Notifications for automated backup failure are currently not available, however, we're working on improving the backup process and implementing the notifications for failed backups is something that will be available soon.

Will I Get a Notification if There Are Pending Updates?

At this moment, there are no notifications for pending updates of your websites. This feature will come along with the daily digest that will be available.

I Am a Customer, Do I Need to Enable Anything in Order to Receive Alerts?

Both new and existing customers that sign up for WP Umbrella will have the default alert enabled with all options, meaning you will be alerted for any event that occurs for your websites, such as downtime, vulnerability detected, failed or successful restoration, or backup ready for download.

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