Verify Checksums using WordPress Toolkit

This guide will explain how to check WordPress core files, if these have been changed it can prevent a site working and can also point to a site being compromised with malware

TL;DR WordPress core files can be checked via cPanel > WordPress Toolkit > Check WordPress Integrity > Verify Checksums


To complete this will require having a cPanel account with a WordPress site installed and the site has been added into WordPress Toolkit, to do this here is a guide for How To Scan & Add a Site into cPanel’s WordPress Toolkit

How to check WordPress core files using WordPress Toolkit

Step-by-Step Guide

1/ Search for WordPress Toolkit

In cPanel search for ‘WordPress Toolkit’ in the top right search bar and click on WordPress Toolkit from the search results

2/ Click Check WordPress Integrity

Inside the WordPress Toolkit go to the Dashboard tab and click on Check WordPress Integrity

3/ Verify Checksums

Click on Verify Checksums, this will compare the site files to the WordPress Core default files

4/ Checksum Complete

WordPress Toolkit will confirm if the WordPress core files are the same as the default WordPress version

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This check will confirm if any changes have been made to the WordPress Core files, if this reports changes have been made, the WordPress core files can be re-installed using the following guide: How To Reinstall WordPress Core Files using WordPress Toolkit