Mar 162016
WordPress Plugin Name: My WordPress Health Check
Plugin URL:

Plugin Author: Frank Corso
WordPress profile: Frank Corso
Plugin version: 1.4.3
Last updated: November 11, 2017 (6 months ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 4.8.6
Downloaded: 16,559
Rating: 5 (out of 5)


My WordPress Health Check will check your WordPress installation to ensure that it is healthy, up to date, and secure. Use the Health Check page to quickly see the results of these checks using the simple color-coded sections.

Once installed, there will be a new Health Check page added to the Tools menu and an icon to your admin bar if the results of these checks need attention.

Currently Checks

WordPress Version
This plugin checks to make sure that your site is using the latest version of WordPress.

MySQL Version
This plugin checks to make sure that your server is using a recent version of MySQL.

PHP Version
This plugin checks to ensure that your server is running a version of PHP that is still receiving security updates.

Plugin Updates
This plugin checks to make sure all your plugins are up to date.

Inactive Plugins
This will check to ensure that you do not have any inactive plugins.

Admin Username
This check ensures that you do not have a user with the username of “admin” on your site.

Plugins No Longer Being Supported
This plugin checks to see if you have any plugins installed that are no longer supported by the developer.

Plugins With Known Vulnerabilities
This will check your plugins to see if you have a plugin installed with a known vulnerability that has not been fixed.

Theme Updates
This plugin checks to make sure all of your themes are up to date.

Checks to see if you have SSL on your site.

File Editor
Checks if your site has disabled the file editor.

Make Suggestions Or Contribute

My WordPress Health Check is on GitHub!


Installation Instructions

  • Navigate to Add New Plugin page within your WordPress
  • Search for My WordPress Health Check
  • Click Install Now link on the plugin and follow the prompts
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


  1. Admin Page

    Admin Page

Other notes:

Latest Change log entry:

  • Fixes “Call to undefined function get_core_updates()” error
  • Fixes bug that occurs when a plugin is not in the WordPress plugin directory


mysql, php, recommended, theme, version

+ Jason's Comments

Always good to make sure your WordPress website is healthy – a quick check up today could prevent headaches tomorrow.

Read up on other WordPress security related plugins and strategies.

Website Optimization and Maintenance

There are a few ways to optimize and speed up your website for viewers and search engines: database clean up, image optimization, page / script compression, CPU / server load optimization, server file caching and utilize browser caching.

I provide website tune ups on request and recommend a schedule for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Page Speed optimization.

Optimization is best applied together with website security and protection and backup and maintenance.