Today, it’s not uncommon for users to have multiple WordPress sites. In fact, some users are managing dozens of them! Updating and monitoring these sites can be a tedious—and potentially confusing—task. So it’s no surprise that there’s a growing trend in WordPress-specific management sites, like InfiniteWP, iControlWP, and WPRemote.
These solutions function through a centralized console that enables sites to be easily managed, updated, and backed-up—all from one location. By tactfully managing WordPress sites, users can save a great deal of time, and invest more in building content and making money.
ManageWP, one of the leading WordPress multisite management tools, has recently undergone some major updates in their management console. So, I reached out to founder Vladimir Prelovac for further insight.
ManageWP was founded in 2010, and has been steadily evolving its services since. It provides services for WordPress users at all skill levels with ease and efficiency. Some of the more basic features include updates and backups, and some of the more complex include features like migrations, security, and SEO.
I asked Vladimir what makes ManageWP different from the other sites:
I think our biggest advantage is our customer-centric approach… I have high standards in terms of what I want back for my money. I try to impose the same high standards to our entire team and product.
ManageWP includes a variety of dashboard features: Manage, Monitor, Optimize, Backup, Deploy, Publish, Secure, and more—all localized on a user friendly dashboard. Check out the ManageWP website to explore these features.
The new updates provided various alterations to this dashboard, and were sought out to provide greater functionality and efficiency to WordPress users.
We are trying to address biggest customer pain first. And we are always looking for opportunities for invention. So when there is an opportunity to address a customer pain through an approach that is innovative on the market, that feature will get picked first.
This series of updates was geared towards decreasing memory usage and increasing speed, thus optimizing the overall use of ManageWP.
ManageWP changed all communication to be compatible with new server standards. This will ensure no more error messages and server miscommunications. They also secured their backup security by upgrading to AES encryption. Vladimir wrote in a recent ManageWP blog post that “we are continuing to innovate in the field of server-client communication, which is now secure beyond industry standards.”
The entire management console has been upgraded to a more intuitive interface, and by the sound of it, we can expect even more user-friendly options in the future. The entire dashboard was updated with a more sophisticated version, and the user-friendly toolbar was moved off to the side. Also, “Notes” and “Recent Backups” were added to the widget toolbar, enabling easy
The overall allocation of memory used by ManageWP decreased significantly in the update. According to Vladimir:
My personal favorite is how we’ve been able to significantly reduce the footprint of our service on our user’s sites, so it is now 36% faster and uses 86% less memory. I am personally an optimization and performance geek, so that’s amazing.
The update decreased the memory use of the backup and increased its speed by 10%. Also, the Worker Plugin has decreased its overall footprint by 83% and increased speed by 36%. You will see a very obvious increase in efficiency, speed, and functionality in this update.
Backups were completely updated in the new version, as indicated by Vladimir, when he stated, “Our customers will probably most benefit from new backups that do not rely on WordPress cron anymore.” Instead of relying on WordPress cron, ManageWP enabled a new feature that allows you to simply ping the website to perform backup.
Also, the memory used in backups was significantly reduced in an effort to increase shared to increase optimization and standards.
WordPress management systems help optimize efficiency and functionality of your WordPress websites. ManageWP offers an efficient and functional way to manage your WordPress websites. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think.
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Marie Dodson is an editorial assistant at Torque. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biology and Society. She enjoys wine, good books, and travel.