How to View a WordPress Diagnostics Report using Wordfence

As we continue our series on the the Wordfence plugin, we will now show you how to view a WordPress diagnostics report using Wordfence. There you can see information about your server environment and installation of WordPress. This can be a helpful tool when troubleshooting WordPress or server issues.

Viewing WordPress Diagnostics Report

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. In the navigation menu click Wordfence, then Tools.

  3. Click the Diagnostics tab on the Wordfence options page.

  4. You will then see the Diagnostics report for your website, click the Expand All Stats button to open all the sections. Below is a description of the information included in each section of the report provide by Wordfence.

    Wordfence Status General information about the Wordfence installation.
    Filesystem Ability to read/write various files.
    Wordfence Config Ability to save Wordfence settings to the database.
    Wordfence Firewall Current WAF configuration.
    MySQL Database version and privileges.
    PHP Environment PHP version, important PHP extensions.
    Connectivity Ability to connect to the Wordfence servers and your own site.
    IP Detection Methods of detecting a visitor’s IP address.
    WordPress Settings WordPress version and internal settings/constants.
    WordPress Plugins Status of installed plugins.
    Must-Use WordPress Plugins WordPress “mu-plugins” that are always active, including those provided by hosts.
    Drop-In WordPress Plugins WordPress “drop-in” plugins that are active.
    Themes Status of installed themes.
    Cron Jobs List of WordPress cron jobs scheduled by WordPress, plugins, or themes.
    Database Tables Database table names, sizes, timestamps, and other metadata.
    Log Files PHP error logs generated by your site, if enabled by your host.
    Other Tests System configuration, memory test, send test email from this server.
    Debugging Options Enable/Disable WordPress debugging for your site.
  5. Click the Send Report by Email to send a copy of the diagnostics report to someone via email.

Congratulations, now you know how to view a WordPress diagnostics report using Wordfence! In the next guide we will show you how to view Live Traffic for your WordPress site using Wordfence.

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