Running your website, or websites, on WordPress is an easy choice as the flexibility the platform brings is second to none. However, there are some issues with this. Of all the things WordPress does well, there is one major thing that it does very poorly. Managing one instance of WordPress is easy. Managing two instances of WordPress is easy. Managing eight or more… not so easy. This is where WordPress flaws become apparent. Without a single dashboard to keep you updated about your websites life becomes difficult. With that said, I went on a mission to find a way of managing many WordPress sites from one, easy to use, dashboard.
In my efforts to simplify the management of my WordPress webring, I stumbled across InfiniteWP. InfiniteWP is a single admin dashboard that allows you to manage all your WordPress installs easily.
One Master Login
One-click access to all your WordPress dashboards. Forget your passwords once and for all.
Click the Update All button like a Boss and update everything – WP core, plugins and themes.
Instant Backup & Restore
Create backups of all your WordPress sites simultaneously. Restore backups instantly.
Manage Plugins & Themes
Activate, Deactivate and delete plugins and themes in bulk. Bulk install favorite plugins with a single click.
The best feature of InfiniteWP? 100% FREE forever with lifetime updates.
If you are wondering, InfiniteWP offers a slew of addons to accomplish a ton of useful things. As fortunate as we are that InfiniteWP is free, the addons do not benefit from the same pricing, and are rather expensive (cost is for 1 year).
- Schedule Backups – $69
- Cloud Backup- $49
- Install/Clone WordPress- $99
- Manage Users- $49
- Malware Scanner- $49
- Client Plugin Branding- $99
- Uptime Monitor- $49
- Wp Maintenance- $49
- Publish Posts, Pages & Links- $69
- Manage Comments- $49
- Client Reporting- $69
- Google Analytics- $69
- Code Snippets- $69
Having a self hosted platform means that I can install the software anywhere I want; on my NAS, on my PC, or directly on one of my sites. The installation is easy enough (requiring you to upload files and have a database ready) and the documentation outlines the process very well. There is even an option to automatically install the software if your hosting provider uses cPanel. Personally, I don’t enter my web account credentials anywhere but in my web account login screen. Your mileage may vary.
The accompanying plugin functions to allow the software to interact with your site through a secure key. The secure key authentication allows you to manage your site without having to login or store your passwords.
Overall, I find the software extremely useful. Having vision into all my sites in one dashboard definitely makes administering multiple WordPress sites much easier. The interface is clean and easy to navigate, but the pricing for additional addons pretty much makes them unavailable to cost conscious people. Outside of the flexibility WP brings, one of the reasons people use it so often is its cost, $0.00.
Check it out and let us know what you think…