WordPress Management is a tool that we developed aiming to provide our customers with an easy and fast way of managing their installations. It contains different tools that will let you optimize, secure, update, and clone your website without needing any technical knowledge.
In this article, we have decided to go through every tool and show you how to use them step by step in order to end up with a fully optimized and secure website. So, shall we start?
If you have already installed WordPress, you can skip step 1.
1.If you are about to install your WordPress, then, you can do so with our WordPress Install. It will open Softaculous – an auto installer of different scripts, where you have to enter your website’s name and additional information about your account. Also, you have to select your domain name which will be used for your website.
2.Once you have installed your WordPress site, it will be added to WordPress Wizard. This tool is specifically useful when you have to manage several installations. By clicking on the “Scan” button, WordPress Wizard will find every WordPress site in your hosting panel and will list them. From the buttons at the right, you can “log in as admin” without password or “remove the installation.” Additionally, you can see the path and the URL of your websites.
3.You can continue with WordPress Update. It allows you to configure automatic updates for your WordPress version, plugins and themes on your site. Having in mind that your website will become vulnerable to cyber attacks once those elements are outdated, we strongly recommend activating this tool.
When you click on the “Configure Auto Update” button, you will be redirected to another window. From there you can select which WordPress elements to be updated automatically. Click “Save,” and you are ready!
4.To boost your website’s performance, you should use WordPress Optimization. It gives you the opportunity to enable ActiveCache and one of the most popular WordPress caching tools – W3 Total Cache. Along with that, you can activate PageSpeed and Site Speed-Up, which will improve your website’s performance even more. When you select WordPress Optimization, a window will open:
As you can see this website is not optimized. Instead of installing and configuring all those changes manually, it will suffice just to click on “Optimize.”
Once you have clicked on the button, you will be redirected to another menu which shows that none of the caching plugins are activated. When you enable ActiveCache, it uses Memcached – a caching tool which significantly reduces the number of requests to the database, allowing your infrastructure to serve a larger number of simultaneous users.
5.WordPress Cron is an instrument that replaces the default cron with one that runs on every 6 hours. Activating this tool, you will reduce CPU time and efficiently reallocate your hosting resources to serve more visitors. To enable cron, you have to click on the “Enable” button:
6.The process of creating and maintaining a website is not always a one-man show. So you would like to permit other people to create new posts, edit content or make changes to your site. This type of user management is simplified with WordPress Access.
As you can see, two buttons are available – “Password Protected Directory” and “Manage Users.”
The Password Protected Directory button lets you add a password protected directory to the login part of your installation - wp-login. This is extremely important for your protection against Brute-Force attacks. The mechanism works by applying HTTP Digest Authenticate to your admin panel. This means that when trying to log in, you must enter the correct username and password so that you can proceed. You will be able to create a Password Protection when you create your first user and password. If you want to delete all, click on “Disable” and If you want to remove a specific user click on “Remove user.”
“Manage Users” will let you create different roles. It is necessary to fill in username, email, and password in order to create a user with a specific role. Then a list with all of your users will appear and you can easily change their passwords and emails.
7.Next tool that you can use is WordPress Checklist, and its function is to check your website for different security vulnerabilities. It will show you a list of reasons for a potential security breach. If the button is orange, then you can fix it with one click. If the button is blue, it means that there is no problem with that specific aspect of your website.
8.WordPress Security is a tool that combines a part of WordPress Access and Checklist, adding one more element of effective protection. Like the Fix Permissions button, which automatically adjusts the file permissions to optimal from a security point of view. The Password Protection and Security Check buttons will take you to the already mentioned WordPress Access and Checklist.
9.Have you ever wanted to experiment with your website, but never do it because you are too afraid that you may break something? Or you have spent so many hours on building the perfect site and want to use it for another project? WordPress Clone is the tool that will allow you to do it without being afraid of breaking something. We strongly recommend cloning your installation before every change of theme or update of the WordPress version.
As you can see, there are two buttons in the panel – "Clone" and "Change Domain". By clicking on “Clone,” you have to choose the domain to which you want to clone your WordPress installation, in which directory and the name of the newly created database. Underneath you will see information for the installation that will be cloned:
The “Change Domain” button allows you to change the main (primary) domain where your website will be located. With the Save button, your WordPress site will be moved to the newly selected domain without any manual intervention on your end.
Well, that’s it! WordPress Management makes these processes look easy. If you face any difficulties with WordPress Management or any other product of ours, don’t hesitate to contact our Support team. They are going to assist you straight away, providing you with the right solution.