Health Check & Troubleshooting

Description

The plugins menu position has changed, and can now be found under Tools > Site Health, where it replaces the Site Health feature included with WordPress 5.2

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.
  • A selection of tools that can be ran on your site.
  • Troubleshooting mode enabled, showing your website Dashboard

FAQ

I am unable to access my site after enabling troubleshooting

If you should find your self stuck in Troubleshooting Mode for any reason, you can easily disable it by clearing your cookies.

Are you unfamiliar with how to clear your cookies? No worries, you may also close all your browser windows, or perform a computer restart and it will clear this specific cookie automatically.

Reviews

Czyrwiyc 15, 2019
This plugin puts your site in troubleshooting mode, disables all 116 of the plugins I had installed and activated. Then when you disable the plugin (since you don't want to go through the 116 plugins, one at a time, and turn them all back on. There's also no way to turn more than one plugin back on at once???), it leaves all the other plugins disabled so there is no way to restore the site to it's original state without re-activating every plug-in (if you can still remember which ones were active before), adding all the widgets back again and generally spending 3 hours putting everything back how it was. Fortunately I just took a backup so fingers crossed, it will only take me around an hour and a half to fix the issues from this plugin. Thanks whoever wrote this, it actually causes more damage than most of the virus' I've created.
Kwiyciyń 30, 2019
I deactivated the troubleshooting mode and then deactivated the plugin, but then it logged me out while the site was still broken.
Marzec 26, 2019
Great for quickly isolating conflicts without affecting the public facing site.
Marzec 8, 2019
lines above code of sitemap.xml, bug solved https://kb.yoast.com/kb/how-to-check-for-plugin-conflicts/#plugin https://github.com/olefredrik/FoundationPress/issues/753
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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

v1.3.2

  • Add polyfill for directory size calculations for sites running WordPress versions older than 5.2.0
  • Fix link for the extended PHP information

v1.3.1

  • Include missing dependency for JavaScript files, first introduced in WordPress 5.2

v1.3.0

  • Plugin moved to the Tools section in the admin menu
  • New UI/UX for the plugin pages
  • New troubleshooting mode UI/UX
  • Removed the backup reminder nag
  • Improved security hardening
  • Changed cookie names for improved hosting compatibility
  • Improved accessibility
  • Automatically check for critical issues once a week (adds a counter next to the menu item)
  • Dates in the email tester now follow your site settings