Site Health

Since WordPress 5.8, developers are allowed to extend Site Health screen. This API allows developers to add their own tabs to the Site Health interface.

Registering a custom tab navigation

Developers need to start by creating a navigation element, so that users may access the new tab. This is done using the site_health_navigation_tabs filter, which is an associated array of tab keys, and their label.

function wporg_example_site_health_navigation_tabs( $tabs ) {
    // translators: Tab heading for Site Health navigation.
    $tabs['example-site-health-tab'] = esc_html_x( 'My New Tab', 'Site Health', 'text-domain' );
    return $tabs;
add_filter( 'site_health_navigation_tabs', 'wporg_example_site_health_navigation_tabs' );

The above example will add the identifier example-site-health-tab with the label My New Tab to the header navigation located in Site Health screens.

It is also possible to re-order what tabs are displayed first using this filter, or even remove tabs. By default core has two tabs, the Status and Info screens. The Status screen is the default, and therefore has no slug.

To not overburden the navigation area, if there are more than 4 items added, only the first three will be displayed directly, with the remaining items being wrapped inside a sub-navigation. This is based on usage testing in the Health Check plugin, where 4 items have shown to be enough to cover most use cases, but not so many as to become confusing.

Displaying the content of a custom tab

When a user visits a Site Health tab, other than the default screen, the site_health_tab_content action triggers. This action includes a single argument being the slug, as defined by the tab navigation in the previous filter, to help developers to identify which page is being requested.

The action fires after the header itself has been loaded, but does not include any wrappers. This gives you as a developer the full width of the screen (not counting the admin menu) to work with.

function wporg_example_site_health_tab_content( $tab ) {
    // Do nothing if this is not our tab.
    if ( 'example-site-health-tab' !== $tab ) {
    // Include the interface, kept in a separate file just to differentiate code from views.
    include trailingslashit( plugin_dir_path( __FILE__ ) ) . 'views/site-health-tab.php';
add_action( 'site_health_tab_content', 'wporg_example_site_health_tab_content' );

The above example loads in a file with your tab content from your plugin, but only if the tab matches the tab key (or slug if you will) which was defined in the previous example.

It is possible to provide output on any tab this way, or on another tab not your own, for example if they interact with each other.

Another example might be to extend the default Info tab, which has the slug debug, and add a button to copy some information specific to only your plugin or theme:

function wporg_add_button_to_site_health_info_tab( $tab ) {
    // Do nothing if this is not the "debug" tab.
    if ( 'debug' !== $tab ) {
    <button class="copy-my-plugin-info">
        <?php esc_html_e( 'Click to copy plugin info', 'text-domain' ); ?>
add_action( 'site_health_tab_content', 'wporg_add_button_to_site_health_info_tab' );