Manage Multiple WordPress Installs From One Dashboard: “My Guru Says I Should Do This”

 

a computer network symbolizing managing multiple WP installsSo you want to manage all of your WordPress installs in one place? Great.

If you have a lot of websites to manage then this may be something that you may want to consider.

There are several services out there (both paid and free) that you may want to check out.

These services work by allowing you to connect your WordPress installs to a ‘mothership’ server via a secure connection, and from there you can manage everything from a central dashboard.

While this sounds right in theory — and really is probably very secure — you should just be aware of the risks involved when you put all your eggs in one basket.

Sure, that (putting all our eggs in the same basket) is what we do on a daily basis, though… right? Most of us put all of our sites on one hosting account and use Amazon S3 (or a similar competitor) to host all our video and images, as well as to back up other data.

We are not saying that you should not consider using these services. You just need to know (and be able to live with) the risks involved.

Folks with many websites can save a lot of time by going into one dashboard and clicking a few buttons to update all of their websites. If you manage a lot of client accounts, you can use these tools to save a lot of money as well.

Watch the video below to get our current ‘take’ on managing all of your WordPress installs in one place. We will also give you several resources that we recommend should you choose to do this.