WordPress Toolkit

Valid for version 92







Last modified: July 12, 2022


The WordPress Toolkit plugin allows you to easily install, configure, and manage WordPress®.

Install WordPress Toolkit

You can install the WordPress Toolkit plugin with the following methods:

  1. The WHM Marketplace
  2. Manual installation
  3. WordPress Manager
  4. Feature Showcase

You may confirm WordPress Toolkit installation by accessing WHM’s WordPress Toolkit interface (WHM >> Home >> Plugins >> WordPress Toolkit). If enabled, cPanel users can also access this plugin in cPanel’s WordPress Toolkit interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> WordPress Toolkit).

When you install the WordPress Toolkit, the system automatically installs the PHP-FPM Service for cPanel Daemons. The system also enables the PHP-FPM Service for cPanel Daemons when you update or remove WordPress Toolkit from the server.

WHM Marketplace

To install the WordPress Toolkit plugin in the WHM Marketplace interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> WHM Marketplace), perform the following steps as the root user:

  1. Navigate to the WHM Marketplace interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> WHM Marketplace).
  2. Locate the WordPress Toolkit listing under Add Extensions and click Install.

Manual installation

To install the WordPress Toolkit plugin on the command line, run the following command as the root user:

sh <(curl https://wp-toolkit.plesk.com/cPanel/installer.sh || wget -O - https://wp-toolkit.plesk.com/cPanel/installer.sh)

WordPress Manager


We deprecated the WordPress® Manager interface in the Paper Lantern theme for cPanel & WHM version 92. WordPress Manager does not exist in the Jupiter theme for cPanel & WHM.

As of cPanel & WHM version 92, the nightly cPanel & WHM update process detects whether WordPress Manager is installed on the server. If WordPress Manager is installed, the update process will install WordPress Toolkit.

Feature Showcase

When a root user or a root-enabled reseller logs in to the server, the WordPress Toolkit plugin will appear in the Feature Showcase. To install the WordPress Toolkit plugin via the Feature Showcase, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Enable in the Install WordPress Toolkit section of the WHM Feature Showcase interface.
  2. Click Save Settings.

WHM configuration

You must fulfill these requirements to use the WordPress Toolkit plugin:

  • WordPress only supports MySQL® version 5.7 and later. To update your server’s version of MySQL to 5.7 and later, use WHM’s MySQL/MariaDB Upgrade interface (WHM >> Home >> SQL Services >> MySQL/MariaDB Upgrade).

  • Enable the PHP-FPM Service for cPanel Daemons, which must remain enabled to use the WordPress Toolkit.

  • To enable any required WordPress PHP extensions, use the PHP Extensions section of WHM’s EasyApache 4 interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> EasyApache 4). For a list of these PHP extensions, read WordPress’ Server Environment documentation. To update your server’s PHP version, use WHM’s EasyApache interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> EasyApache 4).

  • The WordPress Toolkit plugin requires a PHP memory_limit value of 128 MB or higher. You can set this limit in WHM’s MultiPHP INI Editor interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> MultiPHP INI Editor).

  • In the Feature Manager, enable the following features:

    • WordPress Toolkit
    • MySQL
    • Subdomains
    • MIME Types
    • Cronjobs
    • Directory Privacy
    • Password & Security
    • File Manager
    • Redirects

For information about software versions WordPress requires to run properly, read WordPress’ Requirements documentation.

Enable Deluxe features

WordPress Toolkit is available in a standard version and a Deluxe version. To use WordPress Toolkit Deluxe features, enable both the WordPress Toolkit and WordPress Toolkit Deluxe features in the Feature Manager.

The following table shows the differences between the WordPress Toolkit and WordPress Toolkit Deluxe version features:

WordPress Toolkit WordPress Toolkit Deluxe
Customizable Installation
Manage Existing Installations
Website Dashboard
1-Click Login
Change Admin Password
Change DB Password
Open DB in phpMyAdmin
Manual Updates
Manage Plugins and Themes
Upload Plugins and Themes
WordPress Integrity Check
Plugin and Theme Sets
Automatic Updates (Single Site)
Maintenance Mode
Debug Management
Password Protection
Search Engine Indexing Management
Staging and Cloning
1-Click Hardening
Automatic Hardening
Multiple Hardening
Security Rollback
Mass Site Management
Smart Updates

Updates to WordPress Toolkit

Updates to the WordPress Toolkit run nightly.

To check the system’s auto-update status, run the following command as the root user:

systemctl status wp-toolkit-scheduled-tasks

To force an auto-update run, run the following command as the root user:

su wp-toolkit --shell=/bin/bash -c '/usr/bin/sw-engine -d auto_prepend_file=/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/scripts/scheduled-task-prepend-file.php /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/plib/scripts/instances-auto-update.php'

Troubleshoot WordPress Toolkit

The log files for the WordPress Toolkit reside in the /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/var/logs/ directory.

To troubleshoot the WordPress Toolkit, run the following command, where filename represents the log file’s name:

grep -A1 ERROR /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/var/logs/filename.log

You can also enable enhanced logging to debug and troubleshoot the WordPress Toolkit.


We strongly recommend that you only enable enhanced logging when you need to troubleshoot the WordPress Toolkit. Enhanced logging may slow down WordPress Toolkit’s performance significantly.

To enable enhanced logging, add the following line to the /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/var/etc/config.ini file:

logCommandsAndFileOperations = true

Uninstall WordPress Toolkit

To uninstall the WordPress Toolkit plugin on the command line, run the following command as the root user:

rpm -e wp-toolkit-cpanel

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