If you’re like me and have a lot of blogs that you manage, either for yourself because you have a lot of different ideas for what you want to put out on the Web or for multiple clients if you’re a web developer with multiple clients, ManageWP is a godsend.
DISCLAIMER: While I don’t currently have an affiliate relationship with ManageWP, I hope to have one in the future (once they get their affiliate program up and running).
ManageWP makes the work of maintaining and updating multiple blogs simple. When you log in to the site (after you have set up all of your blogs), you can instantly see which sites need WordPress updates, plugin updates, theme updates and have outstanding comments and spam. Then, with a click you can either see exactly which blogs need what updates, or you can just update everything automatically.
ManageWP also has the option to backup your sites, monitor uptime and manage SEO. With the analytics widgets connected, you can see at a glance what type of traffic each of your sites is getting. They offer a free trial, so you can check it out and see if it is going to work for you, but be warned. Once you start using it, you won’t be able to go to back to your old life of trying to remember to log in to all of your blogs on a regular basis to make sure everything is working correctly and everything is up to date.
As far as the company goes, I’ve reached out to support when I was having issues with backups. They were very responsive and have a great support section on the site. In a later blog, I’ll go into exactly how to set everything up, as I was about 15 sites in when I figured out easier ways to get the job done. If you’ve tried it, let me know what you think. If you haven’t, try it out and I’d love to hear your reactions.
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