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WP Site Status Information Using Health Check Plugin post talks about the status of your site. In this post you will learn how your site is doing and more.

Last Updated: August 18, 2019

Latest News: I updated the information.


Most of you know by now how important it is to maintain a healthy working WordPress site. To make things more easy for you, the following plugin Health Check can help you achieve this. This plugin has the capability to tell you a lot about your WordPress site status by clicking a few tabs.

This post shows you an example of results of a status check carried out in a testing site. You also get to learn how to check and decide whether or not something might need to be fixed from the status check report. In some cases your site might be running great and without any issues. If that is the case then you are fortunate and you can happily keep managing your site. However you still need to monitor the functionality and stability of your site. Health Check plugin can help you achieve that.

Health Check & Troubleshooting 1.4.0 changelog.

  • Fix a bug when viewing the Site Health page if enabling the Health Check plugin in troubleshooting mode.
  • Fix an inconsistency with how database versions are checked.
  • Fix the file comparison view on Windows systems if there are modified core files.
  • Fix a bug where some premium plugins could not be enabled in troubleshooting mode
  • Improved styles for older browsers.
  • Improved the PHP module checks to allow for constant checks as well. Should help with some edge case tests.
  • Improved the core file integrity checker.
  • and more.

Health Check Tutorials:

What You Need:

WP Site Status Information Using Health Check Plugin

Step 1 ) Go to Tools -> Site Health -> Status to start assessing your site status. As illustrated in the following image. In this image you can see a site health reading of 62%.


Site Health Status

Step 2 ) The following image Site Health Status shows you the recommended improvements you can carry out in your site. Obviously if your site is well maintained then you will not need to do any improvements.

Note: Your site will have different information gathered by the plugin.

Recommended Improvements Sample

  • WordPress update available (5.2)
  • You should remove inactive plugins
  • You should remove inactive themes
  • We recommend that you update PHP = For best performance we recommend using PHP 7.2 or higher. (This link provides information about the recommended PHP version to run WordPress.)
  • One or more recommended modules are missing
  • Your site does not use HTTPS
  • Click on Passed tests button to view everything that has passed the test.

Note: You might like to read the following URL how-to-update-php-version-in-a-vps-server.


Items with no issues detected

Step 2-a ) The following image 10 Items with no issues detected shows you what is up to day in the site and does not need updating.

Note: Your site will have different information gathered by the plugin.

Items with no issues detected

  • SQL server is up to date
  • UTF8MB4 is supporeted
  • Your site can communicate securely with other services
  • Schedule events are running
  • HTTP requests seem to be working as expected
  • Your site is not set to output debug information
  • The REST API is available
  • Can communicate with wordpress.org
  • Background updates are working
  • Your site can perform loopback requests


That is how simple it is to check the current status of your site using Health Check plugin.

I will update this tutorial from time to time. Make sure you come back for the latest updates.

If you have any questions please let me know.


Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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