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Manage WordPress from within cPanel

benny@cpanel.net shared this idea 5 years ago
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As a webhosting provider and a cPanel user, I would like cPanel to provide a way to interact with my WordPress installations directly from within cPanel's interface, without needing to access the WordPress Dashboard. Ideally this interface would provide me a way to manage my WordPress plugins and themes, and a basic security scan that checks for and alerts for known insecure settings in the administrator username, database user permissions, and confirms the checksums of the WordPress core files.

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The WordPress Manager plugin allows you to easily reach the WP dash without replacing it and adds functionality such as a feature to simplify backup of the site, "discover sites" that were previous 3rd-party installations of WordPress in order to add them to WordPress Manager, and tools for migrating legacy WordPress addon installations. You can read more and keep up to date with what's going on with WordPress Manager in the Release Notes.

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Yes I really wish to find a similar api for Cpanel, on a Plesk server I upgraded 64 WordPress installations with their themes and plugins with only one click, I searched about a similar plugin or api for Cpanel but didn't find yet.

As all know, updating WordPress, themes and plugins is important for server's security!

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I am using softaculous and it does what you looking for. I am not an hosting provider, managing less than 50 Web sites either belong to me or friends. But it should work for you too. I don't think it is a good idea to add this feature to cpanel.

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A plugin like this will ease the life of a system administrator, suppose you are a systems administrator and have a server which has 70 WordPress web sites installed by clients, to update them via one interface will save much time, and enhance the security of the server"this is the most omportant after all".

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If you are a systems administrator who manages 70 WordPress sites then you probably already use a tool like InfiniteWP.

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I wouldn't probably prefer this feature in CPanel. Wordpress is moving toward building stronger Restful API which has lead to developing Calypso (desktop admin). This is much more powerful than having CPanel admin and CPanel Wordpress admin would only make CPanel heavier than before on your System.

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This feature is already supported by Softaculous. I think cPanel should put its effort in features that are more “general” in term of hosting and not to concentrate on a single CMS module.

I’m not against the development of a WordPress add-on, but I think that such an add-on should be developed by the WordPress community.

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Checking any CMS installation security is a highly specialized job.

I would prefer to see cPanel keep its resources directed on more server oriented stuff like web server support and server security.

There are already specialized tools for WordPress.

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cPanel does server management, and they do it very well. Please let's not dilute the power of cPanel with extraneous features that are not even related to server management. Need to manage WordPress driven websites? --> Log into the WordPress dashboard of the website, or use tools designed to manage multiple instances of WordPress (MainWP, InfiniteWP, and so on...)

Please, let's keep server management and website management separated. This reduces a lot of potential issues. ;)

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We've released the WordPress Manger plugin that allows you to manage some of WordPress's features from inside cPanel. and allows cPanel users to reset their administrator password, preventing the need for opening support tickets. You can read about it on the blog. https://blog.cpanel.com/wordpress-manager/

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The WordPress Manager plugin allows you to easily reach the WP dash without replacing it and adds functionality such as a feature to simplify backup of the site, "discover sites" that were previous 3rd-party installations of WordPress in order to add them to WordPress Manager, and tools for migrating legacy WordPress addon installations. You can read more and keep up to date with what's going on with WordPress Manager in the Release Notes.

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That Manager has no features, no one uses it, Softaculous alone offers 10x the features of the cPanel WordPress Manager. It's seriously lacking development. You should just get the WordPress toolkit from the Plesk guys instead of continuing to develop a failed project like WordPress Manager.

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Plesk announced in January that they're working on WordPress Toolkit for cPanel. They didn't announce an ETA, but said possibly it could be as early as WordPress Toolkit 4.5.

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