This plugin taps into the power of the free and unlimited WordPress Vulnerability Database API to deliver vulnerability assessments directly within your WordPress dashboard. It’s an essential tool for website administrators, developers, and anyone keen on maintaining a secure WordPress environment.

Secure your WordPress experience today, your first line of defense against vulnerabilities!

Comprehensive Security Analysis

  • Core: Checks the version of your WordPress Core against known vulnerabilities, ensuring you’re always aware of potential risks.
  • Plugin: Evaluates all your installed plugins, including those from the official repository, external sources, or premium ones, for any security weaknesses.
  • Theme: Evaluates all your installed themes, including those from the official repository, external sources, or premium ones, for any security weaknesses.
  • PHP: Analyzes your server’s PHP version, detecting vulnerabilities specific to your PHP setup. This is crucial as outdated or unsupported PHP versions can significantly increase security risks.
  • Apache HTTPD: Assesses the version of Apache HTTPD on your server, identifying any known vulnerabilities or misconfigurations that could compromise security.
  • nginx: Evaluates the version of nginx on your server, pinpointing any known vulnerabilities or misconfigurations that could pose security threats.

In-Depth Vulnerability Reporting

Stay ahead of potential threats with detailed reports. If a vulnerability is detected, visit the ‘Site Health’ section in your WordPress dashboard for in-depth information. It informs you about the nature of the vulnerability and provides guidance, such as updating to a newer version or addressing issues with unsupported or unpatched plugins/themes.

Customizable Alert System

Configure the plugin to send periodic notifications about your site’s security status. Choose between daily or weekly updates, ensuring you’re always in the loop about your website’s vulnerability status without being overwhelmed by information.

Why Choose This Plugin?

  • User-Friendly: Designed for ease of use; no technical expertise required.
  • Proactive Security: Helps in early detection and resolution of security issues.
  • Peace of Mind: Ensures you’re always a step ahead in maintaining a secure WordPress site.
  • Privacy-Conscious: The plugin operates with a strong commitment to privacy. It does not store any data from your site nor retrieves personal or sensitive information.
  • Respect for Data Integrity: We understand the importance of your site’s integrity. The plugin works discreetly in the background, ensuring that your content and data remain untouched and unaffected during security checks.


And then, You will find these wpcli commands:

  • wp wpvulnerability --help: Get help with these commands.
  • wp wpvulnerability core: List Core vulnerabilities.
  • wp wpvulnerability plugins: List Plugins vulnerabilities.
  • wp wpvulnerability themes: List Themes vulnerabilities.
  • wp wpvulnerability php: List PHP vulnerabilities.
  • wp wpvulnerability apache: List Apache HTTPD vulnerabilities.
  • wp wpvulnerability nginx: List nginx vulnerabilities.

Data reliability

The information provided by the information database comes from different sources that have been reviewed by third parties. There is no liability of any kind for the information. Act at your own risk.


  • WordPress 4.1 – WordPress 6.6.
  • PHP 5.6 – PHP 8.3.
  • WordPress Coding Standards 3.1.0.
  • WP-CLI 2.3.0 – WP-CLI 2.10.0.
  • Plugin Check (PCP)


This plugin adheres to the following security measures and review protocols for each version:


  • This plugin or the WordPress Vulnerability Database API does not collect any information about your site, your identity, the plugins, themes or content the site has.


  • No vulnerabilities have been published up to version 3.2.0.

Found a security vulnerability? Please report it to us privately at the WPVulnerability GitHub repository.


You can contribute to this plugin at the WPVulnerability GitHub repository.


  • WP-Admin Dashboard widget.
  • Vulnerability list at Site Health.
  • Vulnerability list at Plugins list.


Automatic download

Visit the plugin section in your WordPress, search for [wpvulnerability]; download and install the plugin.

Manual download

Extract the contents of the ZIP and upload the contents to the /wp-content/plugins/wpvulnerability/ directory. Once uploaded, it will appear in your plugin list.


Where does the vulnerability information come from?

The origin is in the WPVulnerability.com API. The vulnerabilities that appear in this API come from different sources, such as CVEs.

Is data from my site sent anywhere?

No. Never. Your privacy is very important to us. We do not commercialize with your data.

What vulnerabilities will I find?

Vulnerabilities in WordPress Core, Plugins, Themes, PHP, Apache HTTPD, and nginx are documented.

What do I do if my site has a vulnerability?

First of all, peace of mind. Investigate what the vulnerability is and, above all, check that you have the latest version of the compromised element. We actively recommend that you keep all your WordPress and its plugins up to date.


17 Aprily 2024
Vulnerabilities are listed into your plugins list.You should also being able to receive an automatic email too. It doesn’t work on my system, but email test yes.So awesome plugin anyway!
08 Aprily 2024 1 reply
Exactly what I was looking for ! On the roadmap, it would be nice if : we can chose if we want to receive an email OR not (I may use it as a vuln reminder on the dashboard, as I have other plugins already keeping me informed) we can chose what will be in the email – php or not for exemple (it seems that it is planned, thanks) only receive an email if one the vuln is considered high risk etc.
21 Febroary 2024
This plugin alerts you about known vulnerabilities in your WordPress core, plugins, themes, and even PHP, so you can take action in a timely manner. If you don’t have this plugin on your site already, you absolutely need it!
04 Febroary 2024
Este plugin es de los primeros que instalo en cada proyecto que ejecuto. Tanto para proyectos desde cero y con mucha más razón para corrección de fallos en proyectos iniciados.
26 Janoary 2024
Sin duda alguna, es el plugin que te ayuda estar informado de vulnerabilidades. Uno de los plugins que instalo por defecto en cuanto empiezo una web.
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Contributors & Developers

“WPVulnerability” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“WPVulnerability” has been translated into 13 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


[3.2.0] – 2024-05-08


  • Apache HTTPD vulnerabilities (Site Health).
  • nginx vulnerabilities (Site Health).


  • WordPress 4.1 – WordPress 6.6.
  • PHP 5.6 – PHP 8.3.
  • WordPress Coding Standards 3.1.0.
  • WP-CLI 2.3.0 – WP-CLI 2.10.0.
  • Plugin Check (PCP)

[3.1.2] – 2024-05-08


  • In some cases (when calling it directly, or wget), the cron was not working and gave an error.
  • The license had a non-compliance ID. Now, same license but working.


  • The URL from the API is using its own domain name.


  • WordPress 4.1 – WordPress 6.6.
  • PHP 5.6 – PHP 8.3.
  • WordPress Coding Standards 3.1.0.
  • WP-CLI 2.3.0 – WP-CLI 2.10.0.
  • Plugin Check (PCP)

[3.1.1] – 2024-02-11


  • Fixes some possible PHP warnings when retrieving data from the API.
  • Delete old schedules when unistalling the plugin.
  • Fix how is printed the High severity.


  • The plugin will not show the Exploitability information.


  • Compatibility: WordPress 4.1 – WordPress 6.5.
  • Compatibility: PHP 5.6 – PHP 8.3.
  • Compatibility: WordPress Coding Standards 3.0.1.
  • Compatibility: WP-CLI 2.3.0 – WP-CLI 2.10.0.

Previous versions

If you want to see the full changelog, visit the changelog.txt file.