Let’s face it. Most of us are looking for an easy way to manage multiple websites. In this ManageWP review, you are going to find your answer.
WordPress is a fantastic tool that makes it easy for you to build and manage websites. The best part about WordPress is that you don’t need to spend all your time working on the website, you can simply just create content and publish it.
With that said, if you have a few WordPress websites, you are probably tired of managing them. Constantly logging in to complete updates to plugins, updates to themes, core updates and even creating backups.
What if there was a way to manage all of your WordPress sites from one place? The good news is… there is! It’s called ManageWP. (If you haven’t figured that out yet.)
What is ManageWP?
ManageWP is a dashboard that allows you to see what’s going on with all of your WordPress websites in one place. They are adding features to it all the time but some of my favorite features are:
- Installing new or updating plugins or themes
- Creating and managing automated backups
- Comment management
- Page and post creation
- Clone and Install
Manage Multiple WordPress Sites Effortlessly
By centralizing all of these general maintenance tasks into one place, ManageWP also manages to save you piles of time. The ability to clone a site and deploy it somewhere else is one massive time saver on its own. You are able to build template sites and deploy them with simply a few clicks.
After the sites are up and running, you can login to your ManageWP dashboard and see which sites need updates. With a few clicks, you can easily update all the themes and plugins on many different sites. You can also perform WordPress core updates to all of your sites.
Creating and publishing new posts and pages, and moderating comments can also be taken care of within your new dashboard.
There are plugins and services out there that that will backup WordPress for you. Some are free but most are not. The cost of some of those backup services are nearly the same as the cost of ManageWP. From that standpoint alone, this software is worth a look. You have a few different options for backing up your websites but I prefer Amazon S3 since I can send larger backups to it. Dropbox is a good second option if you have smaller sites since Dropbox is free and easier to setup. Automation is the key to any good backup system and you can automate the entire process with ManageWP.
ManageWP Tour Video
ManageWP has received a facelift since this video was created but you still get a pretty good overview of ManageWP from the video below.
Why ManageWP and Not…?
I’ve tested a few of the other solutions out there but I keep coming back to ManageWP. Most of the competitors are actually just clones with no additional benefits for the general user. I just feel none of them live up to the standards of ManageWP. There is also a real business behind ManageWP which means that this service does cost real money. Since it is generating revenue, this gives me a bit more confidence that it will still be around in the future.
I know that I’ll eventually get a few comments below from the competition. This is good. Competition forces innovation and this area is a space that has been ignored for a long time so I am hopeful that this tool will continue to move forward.
If you haven’t done so already, give ManageWP a try (there is a free plan so you can test it out) and then let me know what you think in the comments below.