Plugin Security Scanner

This plugin determines whether any of your plugins or themes have security vulnerabilities. It does this by looking up details in the WPScan Vulnerability Database.

It will run a scan once a day, and e-mail the administrator if any vulnerable plugins or themes are found.

You can also register a webhook for notifications. The webhook will trigger daily, even if no vulnerabilities found. The webhook is a post request, with JSON payload containing the vulnerabilities.

You can enable the webhook under Settings\General tab – see the Plugin Security Scanner settings.

It also adds a new menu option to the admin tools menu called “Plugin Security Scanner”. Clicking this runs a scan. If the scan finds any problems, it shows you a list of plugins or themes that have vulnerabilities, along with a description of the issue.

The WPScan Vulnerability Database API, which this plugin uses, is free for non-commercial use. However, any commercial usage will require that you purchase a commercial license from WPScan. If you are using the API for your own site then you will not need a commercial license. However, if you are a hosting company and install the plugin systematically across all of your clients sites, then you will need to purchase a commercial license. If you are making heavy use of the API, it is likely that you will need to purchase a commercial license. To enquire about a commercial license, please contact

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