Plugin Author: Frank Corso
WordPress profile: Frank Corso
Last updated: August 13, 2018 (5 days ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 4.9.8
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
WP Health will check your WordPress installation to ensure that it is healthy, up to date, and secure. Use the WP Health page to quickly see the results of these checks using the simple color-coded sections.
Once installed, there will be a new WP Health page added to the Tools menu and heart icon to your admin bar if the results of these checks need attention.
This plugin checks to make sure that your site is using the latest version of WordPress.
MySQL or MariaDB Version
This plugin checks to make sure that your server is using a recent version of the database software.
This plugin checks to ensure that your server is running a version of PHP that is still receiving security updates.
This plugin checks to make sure all your plugins are up to date.
This will check to ensure that you do not have any inactive plugins.
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.
This plugin checks to make sure all of your themes are up to date.
Checks to see if you have SSL on your site.
Checks if your site has disabled the file editor.
Optional REST API
If you are a developer, this plugin integrates with the REST API. The endpoints can be enabled from the settings tab of the “WP Health” page in the tools menu.
Make Suggestions Or Contribute
WP Health is on GitHub!
- Navigate to Add New Plugin page within your WordPress
- Search for WP Health
- Click Install Now link on the plugin and follow the prompts
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Latest Change log entry:
- Makes minor text changes
- Changes permission level to administrator instead of editor to see the checks
mysql, php, security, version, vulnerable
+ Jason's Comments
Always good to make sure your WordPress website is healthy – a quick check up today could prevent headaches tomorrow.
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