Support » Plugin: WPScan » Summary and check now option not showing

  • Hi,
    In one of my websites, the wpscan plugin does not show the main upper right box of the report page, where I should see the Summary and the check now button.

    What could be the cause to disable this box? I can’t scan because of this. The rest of the plugin shows ok, and the api key us configured OK.

    The web is on the Siteground server, if this could be of any help, but I contacted their support and they say they are not blocking anything…

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Maybe the plugin only does excessive calls when having the unexpected behaviour on siteground.

    They identified it doing an audit while I was having excessive resources consumption, using the user-agent: – – [16/Oct/2019:14:03:35 +0200] “POST /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php HTTP/1.0” 200 47 “” “Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/13.0.2 Safari/605.1.15” – – [16/Oct/2019:14:05:34 +0200] “POST /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php HTTP/1.0” 200 47 “” “Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/13.0.2 Safari/605.1.15” – – [16/Oct/2019:16:21:41 +0200] “POST /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php HTTP/1.0” 200 48 “” “Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/13.0.2 Safari/605.1.15”

    Sorry for not being able to provide more information.

    Hristo Pandjarov


    SiteGround Representative

    What logs would you like from us (SiteGround)? There’s nothing we do that adds to the number of calls…

    Plugin Author ethicalhack3r


    Hi @hristo-sg,

    Thanks for helping.

    Could you provide some details on how/why SiteGround attributed excessive /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php AJAX calls to the WPScan WordPress plugin?

    The POST body would be useful, as this would give us the “action” being used.

    How many requests a minute are you seeing from the WPScan plugin to categorise it as excessive?

    I was unable to reproduce locally, so just trying to figure out what the issue might be.

    Again, many thanks for your help.


    @hristo-sg thanks for posting. Your help could be very valuable.
    Could you (as you are from Siteground) simply create a test wordpress site within your server, install de wpscan plugin, activate it and see (as you would totally control the server, logs, environment) why it is failing?
    I’m sure @ethicalhack3r could provide you with an api key for this test with no problem.

    Being us the testers, we are somehow blindfolded, as we no see any error, the plugin just hangs. But you could be able to see any task the plugin is doing, and maybe find what is preventing it from executing the vulnerabilities call.

    Thank you.

    Hristo Pandjarov


    SiteGround Representative

    Well, the log provided above is pretty clear, the request URL is:

    and there are like 500 a day towards that site only.

    That could be number of tabs left open on that page and heartbeat hitting it constantly, some scan, can’t really say more beyond the access log. We don’t keep the entire post request in the server log due to security reasons.

    Plugin Author ethicalhack3r


    @humaniza are you hitting the /wp-admin/admin.php?page=wpscan page with some kind of script/browser on a regular basis?

    @ethicalhack3r No, I only loaded the page, saw that it didn’t work and closed it. But it seems in fact, that it kept running and making resource consumption.
    The plugin is now removed due to the advise they gave me so now I’m sure the plugin is now causing 0 more hits.

    Plugin Author ethicalhack3r


    Another SiteGround user tested for us and reported no issues and we were unable to replicate locally.

    The AJAX requests are coming from a web browser on the external IP visiting the /wp-admin/admin.php?page=wpscan page. This IP is from Spain. According to @hristo-sg around 500 times per day.

    I don’t know what else to suggest, sorry.

    Hi @ethicalhack3r
    That’s my own ip, which is odd as it’s imposible that I did 500 requests on my own, somehow something stuck and kept repeating like hanged.

    I’m sorry I can’t give more clues.

    Plugin Author erwanlr


    For the original issue, ie the Summary section not showing, this is due to the WP Cron not running, which can be due to:

    The DISABLE_WP_CRON constant is set to true in the wp-config.php file, but no system cron has been set (crontab -e).

    A plugin’s caching pages is enabled (see

    The blog being unable to make a loopback request, see the Tools->Site Health for details.

    If the issue can not be solved with the above, putting define(‘ALTERNATE_WP_CRON’, true); in the wp-config.php could help, however, will impact the SEO of the blog.

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