Health Check

Description

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 WordPress.org 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 WordPress.org support forums.

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

Screenshots

  • This shows the plugin in action. When you activate it you get a message at the top of the plugins page.

Installation

  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.

FAQ

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.

Reviews

Great tool for support. Love it.

This is a great tool for support. So many times I’ve seen users report problems with a website but not providing necessary information, either because they didn’t know what information might be of use or because they had no clue how to retrieve that information. Providing that information now is as easy as pressing a button: The debugging section now allows you to copy and paste all necessary information into your support question and saves a lot of time.

Another great feature is the troubleshooting mode, which temporarily deactivates all plugins for the logged in user. It allows you to check, if basic functionality gets blocked by plugins, while they still work for all other users and website visitors. Instead of cloning the website to a local environment for testing, you only need to activate the troubleshooting mode.

Provides lots of info …

… which I think is the point of this plugin. The info is mostly outta my comfort zone, but if ever needed to debug a problem I will be very glad it is available. Thank you for doing this.

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.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

v 0.7.0

  • Troubleshooting mode now also switches to a default theme.
  • Introduced a method for toggling default or active theme use when in troubleshooting mode.
  • Introduced a method for enabling/disabling plugins while in troubleshooting mode.
  • Introduced a method for disabling troubleshooting mode without needing to log out and back in again.

v 0.6.0

  • Improved loopback tests
    • Check if loopbacks can be completed without plugins activated
    • Test individual plugins to identify loopback blockers
  • Add troubleshooting mode, test your website without any plugins for your session without disabling functionality for visitors.