Well, when it comes to blogging or website management, WordPress is the “in” thing today. In fact, WordPress is the most popular Content Management System and is being used by millions of bloggers and webmasters throughout the world. WordPress is powerful, versatile, advanced, and feature-rich making it the preferred choice for bloggers and webmasters alike.
But what if, you have multiple WordPress websites or blogs.
Managing multiple WordPress sites becomes really tedious and a time consuming affair. You have to login to your WordPress sites (that is Admin Panel) and do all the editing, publishing, and other site management tasks from your website dashboard.
Actually you have to perform these tasks for each of your websites and that too on a regular basis.
So, WordPress websites management is really a time consuming affair. And sometimes this proves costly as you are not able to pay attention and are not able to work on more important tasks, such as traffic generation, search engine optimization, lead generation, and internet marketing.
Here comes the role of multi-site management tools such as InfiniteWP.
In one of my previous posts, I have already illustrated ManageWP – a powerful multi-site management tool.
Now, in the following post, I illustrate to you another very useful, versatile, unique, and powerful multiple WordPress website management tool known as InfiniteWP.
InfiniteWP offers many distinct benefits when it comes to managing multiple WordPress websites management. In fact, InfiniteWP is a free to use the tool and is well equipped with features so as to manage unlimited WordPress websites. So, for the ones who find that
ManageWP is too expensive to use; InfiniteWP comes as a good option.
Its basic solution is being offered as free, but as it is a self hosted tool, you need to make a little investment in hosting it yourself. Setting up InfiniteWP is really easy. If you have already installed WordPress manually, installing InfiniteWP would not be a problem for you. You need to pick your location. A sub-domain would do the job. Unarchive the zip files there. Then go for setting up a mySQL database. Once your DB is set up, you need to run the installer, entering your database details. And that’s it with setting up InfiniteWP.
Once you set up InfiniteWP, it is thoroughly easy to use. Adding websites is simple. Moreover, you can add as many websites you want, and can group them too. It has a nice and interactive user-interface, making it easy to use its functionalities. You need to log in to start adding sites. To add the sites, you would need to install the client plugin in each of your website. You can search the IWP Client from the plugin dashboard. After installing and activating the IWP Client on your sites, you get the API key. You can then add your sites in your InfiniteWP dashboard by filling up the details like URL, Admin User Name, and the API Key. This would complete the process of adding your sites.
Once you have all your sites in InfiniteWP Dashboard, you can proceed with your working. One of the foremost tasks that InfiniteWP accomplishes is that it gives you the facility to update the Plugins, Themes, and also the WP Core itself. You can manage the updates right from this centralized location of InfiniteWP Dashboard. The InfiniteWP dash shows you if any updates are available. And if there are any, you can just update them for all of your sites. Presently, InfiniteWP supports free plugins and themes from the WordPress Repository.
Apart from updating themes, plugins, and WP Core, you can also run back-ups from the InfiniteWP itself. You can have back-up of individual sites or you can have a backup of all your sites. You can backup all files and database or can choose to backup only the database. Also, InfiniteWP has the ability to restore your backups. It also provides an activity screen which can notify you of all your activities. You can get information of when your data was refreshed, when you had done your back-ups, when the updates were done, etc.
InfiniteWP also offers a simple settings panel. It provides tabs through which you can adjust some settings. With one of the tabs, you can white list some IP addresses, which is great for security purposes. You can also scale various settings, like max server read or write requests, time delay between each request, max simultaneous requests, etc. It also offers settings tabs for account setting, and email setting, as well.
And that’s not all as you can use InfiniteWP to reach each site’s dashboard. You can open your websites dashboards from InfiniteWP itself. So you can post to each of your site from InfiniteWP as well as can have premium plugins and theme updates too. Thus with a single login point, you get to access your multiple websites.
After seeing such useful features and functionalities, if you still feel the need to enhance the capabilities of InfiniteWP, you can purchase its premium Addons. What’s greater, is the fact that you need to pay only once for the Addons. Moreover, you need to pay only for the features that you need. InfiniteWP also provides the facility to suggest new plugins for development through a voting system.
All-in-all, InfiniteWP is an easy-to-use tool for multiple WordPress sites management. It’s feature-rich, highly interactive, powerful, and simple in usage. So, if you too have a lot of WordPress sites and find it difficult to manage them, then you have a solution in the form of InfiniteWP. Moreover, as its basic solution is free, you can test its features and capabilities. InfiniteWP can greatly ease your WordPress websites management tasks and so can save a lot of your valuable time and efforts.