Today’s Sweet Plugin directly relates to the newly released WordPress 3.2. It’s called Health Check, and makes sure that your host is prepared for the new version, which requires PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5. If you aren’t sure that your host (or your friend’s) is ready for the change, this plugin will set your mind at ease.
The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.
Health Check does just what it says: it checks the health of your WordPress host. Once activated it will give you a simple message on your plugins page depending based on your current hosting configuration. If you’re good to go it will tell you. If not, you’ll know pretty quick.
In addition to playing it safe for WordPress 3.2, Health Check is a handy plugin to keep around. In the future it will likely include a whole suite of checks for other things that might affect your WordPress install.
Video recorded with version 0.2.1 of Login Lockdown, running WordPress 3.1.4.
About the author
Peter Westwood is listed as the author of the plugin, though the plugin itself is an initiative of the core WordPress dev team. So hug each of them. Twice.
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