If you’re someone that manages more than one WordPress blog you’re going to love ManageWP. It’s an amazing tool that lets you manage all of your blogs from one centralized dashboard. Signing up and getting started is a simple as 1, 2, 3; first setup your account, then add your WordPress blogs, finally manage them from the dashboard.

In their own words:
“ManageWP is a WordPress service offering modern technology to manage multiple WordPress blogs from a centralized Dashboard.”
So whether you’re someone who just has a few blogs, or you manage WordPress blogs of several clients, ManageWP will be a tool that you’ll want to keep close at hand. ManageWP is actually built on a WordPress blog itself. So, when registering you’ll just need to enter your username a email; a password will be emailed to you.

Next you’ll need to add your blogs. To do this you’ll first need to add the ManageWP Worker plugin to the blogs that you want to manage. Then you’ll have to enter your URL, username and password into the ManageWP dashboard area. If you’re worried about the security of your account, be sure to check out their privacy page.

The control panel will show you which plugins on are up to date. You can upgrade all the plugins (on each of your blogs) at once with the click of a button. This is a definite time saver — rather than having to go to each blog separately. From the control panel you can also upload new themes and plugins, create new blog posts and pages, import/export, clone blogs and backup/restore.

Under the sites area, you’ll have options that you can perform on each blog individually (instead of all together). You can manage posts, pages, categories, tags, comments, plugins and themes. If there is a new version of WordPress available, you can even upgrade the blog right from here. When you click on a button/action, it actually opens up a new tab (along the top of the dashboard). Then you can simply click the X on the tab to close it out when you’re done.

The company is also planning to offer a self hosted version of ManageWP for companies and individuals out there that want to run their own dashboard. It’s still in the works but you can sign up to receive notifications about its release. This is great if you do have numerous clients and want to use your own domain to manage them all in one place.

ManageWP is a lifesaving tool that will save you lots of time and effort. It’s such a convenience to be able to login to just one WordPress blog and manage all of your blogs from there. I have 6 sites that run WordPress and this plugin has really made my day. How about you?

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