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Scan your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities

If you’re comfortable at the CLI, WPScan is super easy to get going.

The project is open source on Github and uses the WPScan Vulnerability Database, an open dataset of known WordPress vulnerabilities.

Installation on a Mac is a piece of cake. Other methods and operating systems are documented on Github.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.