One dashboard to mass-manage multiple WordPress instances
WordPress Toolkit helps you get things done faster!
WordPress has been around since 2003, and it’s still going strong. It is the most popular content management system in the world, powering over 43.0% of all websites on the Internet.
It’s free, open-source software that can be used to create a website or blog. Because of its large community of contributors, it has developed into the most popular solution for any website creation.
You can also find many plugins and themes to change how your website looks and operates. Because WordPress is so popular, it’s easy to find help if you ever have any issues.
WordPress Toolkit step-by-step guide
What is WordPress Toolkit?
WordPress Toolkit is a WordPress management solution.
This toolkit includes a number of features that make it the most comprehensive, secure, and versatile toolkit for WordPress.
It has a simple interface that allows users to install, configure, secure, update, and manage all their WordPress sites.
The WordPress Toolkit is designed to be used by both beginners and experts.
Watch our video for an introduction on how to use the WordPress Toolkit
The WordPress Toolkit icon will appear in theDomains’ category within cPanel. If you do not see the WordPress Toolkit icon within the Domains category, your hosting provider may need to activate this for you.
The one-click installer of WordPress Toolkit does everything from start to finish. It downloads WordPress, creates and configures a database, creates an admin account inside the website, and initializes WordPress.
You do not have to interact with the Database section. WordPress Toolkit will generate this for you.
Manage Admin User
Manage the admin user, leave an automatic generated data or change credentials.
Manual or Automatic Updates
Apply manual or automatic updates for WordPress core, plugins, and themes.
Plugins and themes
You can select a package of plugins and themes to install from a drop-down menu. Once your installation is complete, the window will pop up that will prompt you to install some plugins and themes (if you want). These plugins come directly from wordpress.org.
2.Add Existing WordPress Installations
If you have an existing WordPress site, you can easily add it to the WordPress Toolkit.
The installation needs to be under your account. Just use the toolkit’s scan button to search your account’s directories.
The search will find all of your existing sites and import them to the WordPress Toolkit.
“WordPress makes it drop-dead easy to start a site. Take my advice and go do it.”
— John Battelle
4. Manage updates
Easily enable/disable automatic updates, get your Smart Updates, and more.
WordPress developers are constantly releasing new updates for the platform. Sometimes these updates may not play well with your website, and you won’t know until you try them.
Smart Update is a feature that allows you to test updates to your website, its plugins, and themes without actually affecting the website itself.
This feature will clone the website, run all the updates on the clone, then run several checks against the updated website to see if the updates caused any issues. The results of the changes made to the clone will be made available to you. And you can decide whether you want to push the updated version of the website to the live website.
The last part of keeping your site up to date and running is to check WordPress integrity. You can check to see if your site has files that have ever been infected by malware. It is an important step in ensuring your website is active and online.
WordPress maintenance mode allows you to display a user-friendly notice to visitors while developing, updating, or resolving issues on your WordPress website. WordPress Toolkit provides an easy way to enable or disable maintenance mode using the cPanel interface.
A WordPress staging site is a test site that you can use to make plugin updates, website redesign, and other changes before going live. Maintaining and developing a website should never be done in a live environment. Clone any existing site to a completely safe staging area on its own database in order to experiment, then sync back to your live website when you’re ready.
Test new features and ideas in a sandbox before pushing them to production.
A WordPress theme determines the overall design of your website, including colors, fonts, and layout. By selecting a different theme, you change the look and feel of your website without changing the content. With WordPress Toolkit, you can install and manage themes.
It helps you set up a regular run of wp-cron.php. The wp-cron.php file is a virtual cron job (or scheduled task) WordPress uses to automate certain operations, for example, checking for plugins or themes updates, sending email notifications, and so on. If you want WordPress operations to be performed regularly and on schedule, you need to disable the default wp-cron.php execution.
Enable hotlink protection
Enable hotlink protection helps you prevent other websites from displaying, linking, or embedding your images. It is called hotlinking, and it can quickly drain your bandwidth and make your website unavailable.
11. Manage WordPress multiple sites
Updates and security scans for multiple sites
You can make bulk updates and security scans; and simple and easy management of multi-WordPress sites.
You can detach WordPress installations that you do not want to manage in WordPress Toolkit. It does not remove the installation, it only hides it from WordPress Toolkit. You can attach it to WordPress Toolkit again after you scan for WordPress installations. Or you can delete WordPress installation forever. Detach or delete WordPress websites separately or multiple websites at a time.
Using the WordPress Toolkit to manage your WordPress sites can save you time and stress in the long run. That’s why Extilum is offering the WordPress Toolkit for free on allWordPress hosting plans. For any other questions,contact us!
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