Imagick Php Install

If WordPress sites are going to have a site health indicator it has to work. A message that seems to be unfixable doesn’t hack it. I have scoured the forums for a fix for the missing imagick.php module message and found a couple of potential fixes. Ftp access is necessary (really?) so I logged in as root (you expect novices to do this?) found the problem app’s public folder (if that was. If you want to install ImageMagick on Nginx for Windows, in addition to setting phpimagick.dll extension, you should set an environment variable like so: - First download ImageMagick.

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Today I want to show the steps needed to install the Imagick extension for PHP on Linux CentOS.

First of all access to your Linux shell (in my case, since it is a remote server, I use SSH).

Take root privileges typing the command su and then insert the password requested by the system:

Now type the following commands:

Each one of the previous command will give you a verbose output of the status of the installation.

After the installation I noticed that the file “” didn’t have the execution attribute that instead had other extension contained in the folder “/usr/lib64/php/modules”.

So you have to set it manually:

Now you have to update your php.ini file adding the following line:

If your server uses Plesk (in my case Plesk version is Onyx 17.0.17), you can add the directive in your web site configuration, clicking on “PHP Settings” and adding it in the field named “Additional directives”.

Now let’s restart Apache…

On my server I initially found some strange beahviors: without an explanation I sometimes get the “Class Imagick not found” exception, that I solved restarting the whole server.

The job is done!

If you’re hosting your WordPress site under IIS with PHP7 installed, you probably have the PHP ImageMagick extension that isn’t installed.
To do this, follow the guide…

Download the ImageMagick installer

Click on “Download” in the menu bar

Then “Windows Binary Releases” in the top links.

Select the “WinXX dynamic at 16-bit-per-pixel component,” make sure you select a dynamic, non-static component. Choose a 32- or 64-bit version depending on the Windows version.

Download the php module for ImageMagick

Go to
Select the highest version that is not a “RC” version (Release Candidate) – currently 3.4.4

Select input for the version of PHP (7.3), x64 , and “NTS” (Non Thread Safe) for IIS. Download and save the ZIP file.

Download the dependencies package for PHP to load/use ImageMagick

Go to
Select the “ImageMagick” package with the highest version number andthe “vc15” and “x64” versions.

Unlock each of the downloaded files

This may or may not be necessary depending on how you downloaded it, but you should always check and “unlock” downloaded files if necessary.

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Check and “unblock” downloaded files if needed.
• Right-click on each file and select Properties from the popup menu
• if the properties dialog shows the text “This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer”,
• click the Unblock button
• click OK.

Installing the Imagick Application

Run ImageMagick-7.0.8-59-Q16-HDRI-x64-dll.exe to install it. Accept the license agreement and accept the defaults on each screen in the installation process.

After the installation completes, to test that it was successful, open a command prompt and run the following two commands:

magick wizard: wizard.jpg
magick wizard.jpg win:

This should display an “IMDisplay” window showing a sketch/image of a wizard at an easel creating a Mona Lisa portrait.

Install the dependencies

Unpack the file you downloaded.
Go into the bin directory, copythe files IM-MOD-RL-RL-RL.dll (126 files) in the folder of the installed version of ImageMagick, for exampleC: Program FilesImageMagick-7.0.8-Q16-HDRI.

Return to the bin directoryto copy the core-RL-RL.dll (22 files) files in the folder of the installed version of ImageMagick, suchas C:Program FilesImageMagick-7.0.8-Q16-HDRI.
On the prompt if you wish to overwrite/rename, select overwrite

Installing the Imagick php extension dll

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Decompress the previously downloaded file.
Copy the file php-imagick.dll in the “ext” folder of the installed version of PHP on the server, such as C:Program FilesPHPv7.3ext.

Don’t copy core-RL-RL files.
In some articles on the web, you’ll see instructions to also copy the CORE-RL files in this kit to replace the ImageMagick folder files, but this is incorrect. The appropriate versions of these files have already been copied previously.

Activation of the PHP extension

Start the IIS Management console and double click on PHP Manager.

Click Turn on or turn off an extension.

Select php-imagick.dll and click to Activate at the top right.

The php extension should be active as below.

Restarting IIS does not seem sufficient to take this extension into account.
You have to restart the machine. This probability is related to the fact that IIS does not recognize the PATH entry in which Imagick was entered during the installation of it.


Test with PHPINFO()

To make sure that the extension has been loaded, check with phpinfo via the IIS management console

The screen below indicates that Imagick has been loaded and is well available in the PHP environment.