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How to detect and fix configuration errors in WordPress


Welcome to our article in which we look at the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin for the WordPress platform. This plugin is designed to help you detect common configuration errors and known issues in your WordPress installation. It also allows you to perform various checks and troubleshoot issues related to your plugins and templates.

Error and problem checks

The Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin performs several checks on your WordPress installation to detect common configuration errors and known issues. This tool also allows plugins and templates to add their own controls. This way you can keep track of the status of your installation and easily share information with support.

Problem solving

The plugin also offers the possibility of solving problems using the so-called “Troubleshooting mode”. This mode allows you to have a clean WordPress session where all plugins are disabled and the default template is used. This mode is only active for your user account until you cancel it or log out. If for any reason you got into Troubleshooting mode and can’t go back, the plugin allows you to simply turn off this mode by deleting cookies.

WordPress health check tools

The Tools section allows you to perform additional checks. You can check your WordPress files for corruption, if they are able to send emails, and if your plugins are compatible with future PHP updates. This tool also checks the compatibility of plugins with different PHP versions. It is important to note that PHP compatibility checking tools cannot distinguish between plugin code and code that needs to be preserved for older versions of the site. Therefore, false positive results may occur. The Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin has been tested with PHP versions from 5.2 to 7.3 and is compatible with all of these versions.

How to report security bugs

Security is a priority in WordPress. If you encounter security bugs in the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin, it is important to report them. The WordPress community appreciates responsible bug reporting and will work to fix them. To report a security issue, visit WordPress HackerOne.

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