If you run more than one WordPress install, or if you have clients that run WordPress sites that you’re responsible for, then you know how much of a pain it can be to log in to each site every time you need to do things like update plugins, themes, or WordPress core itself.
Fortunately, there are a number of solutions out there that will let you manage multiple WordPress websites from one central location. This article give you a brief overview of 2 services : ManageWp and CmsCommander
ManageWP has an array of free features (e.g. one-click updates and a centralized admin dashboard). This tool allows you to manage up to five websites for free. There are also three premium plans that start at $4.00 (for up to five websites) that give you access to ManageWP’s premium features.
ManageWP Free Features
- One-click updates
- All sites in one dashboard
- One-click automatic login to your WordPress sites
- Install and manage plugins and themes
- Remove spam comments, post revisions, optimize databases
- Pageview site traffic statistics
- Email notifications for available updates
- IP address access restriction
- Two-factor login authentication via email
ManageWP Premium Features
There are three paid plans above the free plan. With each paid subscription plan, you can have as many sites as you like. The difference comes in the features available. Check out ManageWP’s plans and pricing web page to see the difference between subscription plans. (By the way, you can try all the features for free for thirty days.)
Below are a few of the more important premium features available.
- Manage users
- Bulk add new posts and pages
- SEO analysis
- Integration with Google Analytics
- Uptime monitoring
- Scheduled backups
CMS Commander, in addition to letting you manage multiple WordPress sites, also lets you manage multiple Drupal, Joomla, and phpBB sites as well.
You can use CMS Commander free for up to five sites. After that, prices go from $9.90/month for 10 sites, all the way up to $64.90/month for 200 sites.
CMS Commander Features
- Plugin management (update, activate and deactivate)
- Theme management (update, activate and deactivate)
- Automatically create site backups
- Clone a site
- Automatically insert affiliate links
- Post management (view recent posts, approve/delete drafts, etc.)
- Comment management (review, approve or put comments in spam)
- User management
- WP Settings management
- Categories management
- Autoblogging and bulk posting (not available for free accounts)
Other solutions you can test out: