Health Check


This plugin will perform a number of checks on your WordPress install to detect common configuration errors and known issues.

It currently checks your PHP and MySQL versions, some extensions which are needed or may improve WordPress, and that the services are accessible to you.

There is also a debug section, which allows you to gather information about your WordPress and server configuration that you may easily share with support personell for themes, plugins or on the official support forums.

In the future we may introduce more checks, and welcome feedback both through the forums, and the GitHub project page.


  • The health check screen after the automated tests have gone over the system.
  • The debug information, with the copy and paste field expanded.
  • The generic PHP information tab, when more detailed information is required.


  1. Upload to your plugins folder, usually wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin on the plugin screen.
  3. Once activated the plugin will appear under your Dashboard menu.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload to your plugins folder, usually wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin on the plugin screen.
  3. Once activated the plugin will appear under your Dashboard menu.


Quite useful, both for checking own site and even more to help others

Every now and then I need to double-check my phpinfo. This nice plugin puts this a simple two-click distance from my adminpanel.

But even more importantly: Here’s a convenient and safe way to help other people quickly collect a vast amount of useful basic information about the website that may shortcut trouble-shooting, allowing to solve issues quicker.

As a support volunteer, I really wait for the moment this functionality becomes included in WordPress core. Until then: Install this plugin. It will help you quickly find many of the typical reasons your site (or somebody else’s site) behaves unexpectedly.

Great for support

As someone who supports WP, this is a great plugin. It can help get answers to my questions that many WP users don’t know how to get, including PHP versions, database info, whether ImageMagick is installed, and a lot more.

Great Revival, All Necessary Info!

I love the revival this plugin is getting!

Along with the old basic common incompatibilities, you now get a full debug readout with tons of useful information for someone to help you troubleshoot your problem (plus it’s copyable and formatted for the support forums here), and a full phpinfo panel.

It has gone from “somewhat useful” to “absolutely useful, everyone should have this in their toolbox.”

Whats a Heath Check?

Other than tell you your sql and php versions, not much to this other than the misspelling of the plugin name in the dashboard.

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Contributors & Developers

“Health Check” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Health Check” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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v 0.4.1

  • Better SQL version detection to account for MariaDB versions
  • Added translation support
  • Removed unintentional indentations in the debug copying field

v 0.4

  • Added debug section
  • Added PHP info section
  • Cleaned up the health check
  • Added connectivity check
  • Added HTTPS check

v 0.3.1

  • Fixed a few typos

v 0.3

  • Added recommended PHP and MySQL versions
  • Check for utf8mb4 support
  • Fixed a bunch of PHP warnings

v 0.2.1

  • Fixed version comparision bug – When the server had the exact required versions we reported it as out of date.

v 0.2

  • Updated with actual PHP and MySQL version requirements for WordPress 3.2

v 0.1

  • Initial release with checks for the PHP and MySQL versions we will likely target for WordPress 3.2