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.

The debug section, which allows you to gather information about your WordPress and server configuration that you may easily share with support representatives for themes, plugins or on the official WordPress.org support forums.

Troubleshooting allows you to have a vanilla WordPress session, where all plugins are disabled, and a default theme is used, but only for your user.

For a more extensive example of how to efficiently use the Health Check plugin, check out the WordPress.org support team handbook page about this plugin.

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

Screenshots

  • 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.

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

Will save me a lot of time

I started to build a similar plugin, especially the plugin troubleshooter but only used it internally. This plugin saves me a lot of time because I don’t need to maintain my own anymore and it has more information. This is going to help me doing support for my other plugins and is a great contribution to the community.

Thomas

Troubleshoot mode is the best

Thank you so much! I was able to deactivate all plugins and the problem still occurred, but when I went into troubleshooting mode and changed to the basic theme, I was able to find that the problem went away.

I went to the theme developer first and they told me that is was a WordPress issue. Now I have proof by using the Health Check Tool, that it’s not WordPress, it’s my theme. Thanks.

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.

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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 0.8.0

  • Updated recommended PHP version to mirror WordPress.org.
  • Updated texts for troubleshooting mode.
  • Re-labeled database terms to be more user friendly.
  • Added media information to the debug tab.
  • Added individual Trouleshoot links for the list of active plugins.
  • Added automatic copy to clipboard with supported browsers in the debug tab.

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.