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Update Unique Keys


In an effort to help make WordPress installations more secure, this plugin will use the WordPress hosted Unique Key generator to update the wp-config.php file with the following keys/salts:


If the wp-config.php file is not writable, then the plugin will show the key / salt values on the plugin options page so the admin can then manually update the wp-config.php file.


  • Output when wp-config.php is not writeable.
  • Output when successful.


Note: As is the case when installing any new plugin, it’s always a good idea to backup your blog data before installing.

  1. After downloading the Update Unique Keys plugin, unpack and upload the file to the wp-content/plugins folder on your blog. Make sure to leave the directory structure of the archive intact so that all of the Update Unique Keys files are located in ‘wp-content/plugins/updateuniquekeys/’
  2. You will need to activate the Update Unique Keys plugin in order to update your wp-config.php file. Go to the Plugins tab and find Update Unique Keys in the list and click Activate.
  3. After activating proceed to the plugin settings page (under Settings > Update Unique Keys) to update your keys and wp-config.php file.
  4. You will be automatically logged out, due to the keys changing, simply re-login with the same username and password.

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Does this plugin mess up my wp-config.php file?

No, every other line does not get touched.

What if my wp-config.php file is not-writable?

The plugin will display the values for you to manually update the wp-config.php file, using FTP or whatever method is allowed by your webhost.

What if the keys are already generated and I run this plugin?

The plugin will generate a new set of keys. The only thing it does is log you out temporarily. By updating the keys on occassion, provides more security for WordPress.


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  • Original Release.


  • Fix file include error


  • Correctly tagging file versions
  • Added more FAQ


  • Correctly tagging file versions


  • Cleaned up variables and class, make it not possible for namespace collisions with other plugins
  • Added security, including administrator level user check and is_admin check


  • Added localization
  • Cleaned up admin dash panel


  • no functional changes
  • changed links in admin options panel


  • no functional changes
  • verified works in 3.0


  • moved pulling keys from to update function
  • to prevent site timeout if is timing out


  • supporting up to WordPress 3.9


  • supporting up to WordPress 4.5.3


  • supporting up to WordPress 6.0
  • added some logic checking based on support feedback about empty keys
  • switched to using php curl (but checks if enabled in the code)
  • and more error checking