Managing one WordPress site is easy. Managing ten WordPress sites? Well, that’s a lot of logging into different WordPress dashboards!
Whether you’re managing WordPress sites for clients or running your own collection of WordPress sites, staying on top of maintenance, updates, backups, security, and more can be a pain as the number of sites you’re responsible for grows.
To address this pain point, people have built great tools to help you manage multiple WordPress sites from a single unified dashboard, and I’ve collected the best options in this post.
Keep reading to learn about five tools that you can use to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard…
Acquired by GoDaddy in 2016, ManageWP is one of the most popular tools to manage multiple WordPress sites (and still run independently from GoDaddy, for the GoDaddy haters).
Once you hook your site up with the ManageWP Worker plugin at WordPress.org, you’ll be able to manage all of your sites from the ManageWP cloud dashboard.
From there, ManageWP helps you with maintenance, security, monitoring, and more.
It includes both free and premium features, and offers a modular pricing approach that lets you create a plan that meets your needs.
- Automatic incremental backups as frequently as every hour, complete with off-site storage
- Uptime monitoring
- Safe updates (automatically create a restore point before updating sites)
- Malware scans powered by Sucuri
- White-labeled client reports
- Unified Google Analytics reports
- SEO keyword ranking monitoring
- Manage themes and plugins
- Manage comments
- Backlink monitoring
The core ManageWP service is free for unlimited sites. So without paying a cent, you’ll be able to manage updates, plugins, and themes, run performance and security checks, and perform some other helpful actions.
Then, you can choose exactly which premium add-ons you want to use. For each add-on, you’ll pay per website you want to use it on. Currently, there are 8 premium add-ons. The prices below are per month per site:
- Backup – $2
- White label – $1
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on Learn WordPress with WPLift.