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ManageWP: Modify Multiple WordPress Sites With One DashboardPublished by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

With more than 60 million websites and blogs on the internet, WordPress rules the web, powering one in every six websites. That is more than 10 million websites worldwide that are powered by WordPress. There are many people who are running multiple WordPress sites at the same time. Depending on how many sites a person may be running at once, this can become time consuming. ManageWP is a new platform that allows users who run multiple sites on WP to manage all of their sites from one location.

One of the things that makes WP so popular is the ease of use. Because WP has developed working relationships with most of the major hosting platforms, most users will be able to use a one click install to completely install the program. This works great for website owners and bloggers that don’t have experience with FTP and other control panel functions.

Interactivity and Plugins

The interactivity that WP offers is second to none, which is another reason why the platform is so popular. This is where it can become challenging for someone that has more than one site. Because of the high level of interactivity and the number of plugins that any one site may have, it can become very time consuming to run multiple sites form multiple dashboards. Having to update the system, plugins and themes can become an all-day affair, interfering with other important responsibilities and tasks. The ability to manage all of your sites from one location is huge in the way of efficiency and productivity.

How ManageWP Works

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You can look at ManageWP as an all-inclusive WordPress management dashboard or console for WP users who want to maximize their time while dealing with multiple sites. Managing all of these sites can become a heavy burden. When you consider the fact that a considerable amount of the sites that are run on WordPress are blogs, you can appreciate the challenge even more. Because blogs are so dynamic — meaning that the content is consistently changing — the administrator is constantly working to keep the site up to date. Even some WP sites that are not considered blogs are still highly dynamic as site owners fight to keep content on their site that will effectively engage their visitors.

Enter ManageWP and problem solved. No matter how many WordPress sites that you have, this new plugin will be able to help you manage each one of those sites more efficiently. You can make sure that all of the updates for each site are executed in a timely manner without having to go to each individual site to do it.

Choosing the Right Account

The first thing that you will need to do in order to use the service is to select the account that is right for you. There are four types of accounts.

  • Free: The free account is reserved for personal blogs and non-profit organizations
  • Standard: The standard blog is for serious bloggers and small businesses
  • Professional: This account is best suited for professional bloggers and large sized businesses
  • Business: For large businesses, media entities, marketers, web hosts and web developers

A 30 day free trial is available so that you can try out all of the features.

Once you have selected the account size that is best suitable for your particular situation, you will be able to log into the dashboard where you will be able to begin the process of adding the sites you wish to manage.

Before you can add sites, you will need to install the new ManageWP plugin to each site. It will be the same process as adding any other plugin. Once the plugin has been added and activated. You will be able to go back to the ManageWP dashboard and add your sites. It is important to note that upon activating the plug in you will receive a warning notice that instructs you to either add that site to the ManageWP account or deactivate the plugin to avoid any security issues. In essence, installing the plugin without connecting to the program leave your WP platform vulnerable. This is something worth remembering. If you are going to install and activate the plugin, you will want to complete the entire process in one sitting to ensure that you don’t leave your sites exposed.

Ease of Use

Ease-of-Use

One of the elements associated with WP that has contributed to its popularity immensely is its ease of use. There are so many software programs and management platforms on the web that boast about all of the powerful features that they possess, but the platforms are so complicated that the average user becomes frustrated with attempting to navigate through it. WP is quite the opposite, providing a highly intuitive and easy to use dashboard that does not require a degree in rocket science to operate.

One of the concerns that some may have with leaving the WP dashboard for the ManageWP dashboard is losing the familiarity and dealing with a more complex dashboard that ultimately complicates the process so much that the consolidated benefits cannot be experienced. The concerns are unwarranted.

The dashboard on ManageWP will immediately remind you of the WP dashboard with its clean, well-organized tabs and intuitive design. You will not need a manual to work your way through this user interface. It is simple and to the point.

One Click Automation

One-click seems to be a term that has become synonymous with WP and it is definitely a part of the set up with ManageWP. With a simple click, you will be able to make updates to all of your sites at once. You will also be able install new plugins and themes — all with the touch of one button. It has never been simpler.

Exceptional Customer Support

The elite level of support that you receive at WP is unparalleled, but the support at ManageWP is also exceptional. They provide support on a 24/7 basis. The philosophy is to be highly proactive in dealing with their users. When you contact them via the web, they have a three hour or less guaranteed response time. Gone are the days when you submit a request and have to wait so long that you forget that you made the request.

Top Notch Security

Anytime you are using a third party program to access your site there is a level of concern. This is why the notice was given when the plugin was installed and activated. The designers and developers at ManageWP have worked extremely hard to ensure that the program is 100 percent secure. They guarantee that your site passwords will never be shared. This is why they rely on the plugin.

So far, more than 650,000 downloads have been completed and the WordPress community has rated this program 4.4 stars on a five-star scale. When you consider the convenience that a program like this provides and the simplicity in which it provides it, you owe it to yourself to at least take a spin, and the 30 day trial offers the perfect opportunity for you to do just that. You will find that your work will be simplified and your efficiency will go through the roof.

Written by James Parsons

James Parsons

James is a content marketing and SEO professional who enjoys the challenge of driving sales through blogging while creating awesome and useful content.

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