Review of ManageWP

February 7, 2012

This review is about ManageWP. Go and check them out for yourself.

As a web developer, I have to manage many websites for my clients. That is a given in my field. However, so is the burden of having to keep track of every site. This burden only gets worse when several of the sites that I manage are using WordPress to manage the content.

Every day, some plugin needs to be updated, and every so often the developers at WordPress release a new version, so all the sites have to be upgraded. This can be a hassle to track when you still have to create more websites and, like me, attend class and do homework.

Fortunately for me, I found a service that can help me with this endeavor.

ManageWP is the service that I found. For a cost, it allows me to add all of my client’s WordPress installs to a central dashboard (which is the WP dashboard, so it is very familiar) and makes my task as a webmaster much easier. I can see traffic stats on one graph. I can update plugins, themes, and WordPress itself with the click of a single button on their dashboard.

Some of my favorite features that they offer are:

  • bulk installation and management of plugins and themes,
  • sending email notifications when updates are available,
  • schedule backups,
  • ability to clone or migrate a WP install from one site to another,
  • the Run code tool, and
  • a remote Worker plugin to install on each site to allow for deep integration (which can be custom branded or even hidden)

ManageWP is a service that allows me to do what I need to do with ease and efficiency that I could not attain before. They also have several pricing plans to accommodate those with only a few websites, to those with 250 sites. Plus, they have several packages so that you can pay for the features that you need. As an added bonus, they have their own blog about how to make your blog better.

All in all, I like ManageWP, and I see myself continuing to use them in the future while managing WordPress-based websites.


  1. Mary Walker - February 7, 2012 1:26 pm

    I’ve been using ManageWP and the only area where I’ve found it lacking is in backup of large sites. I have another solution for that (BackupBuddy), but I was able to ditch the uptime monitoring solution I was using and saved enough to pay for ManageWP.

    The ManageWP support people have been very responsive and are working on the large site backup issue.

  2. Abdullah mahmud - May 30, 2013 3:24 pm

    Yes friend,
    I use it and love it. It is really better service.

  3. James Mowery - September 20, 2013 1:27 pm

    Hi Chris,

    James Mowery, CEO of ManageWP, here.

    Thanks for the review! I just wanted to let your readers know that our interface has been greatly updated, and our feature set has expanded since you’ve written this review. Our service has also grown tremendously, and we have nearly two dozen full-time employees working around the clock to maintain our service. We’re always working hard to make improvements.

    Thanks again for the awesome review!

    • Chris Ellison - September 22, 2013 5:47 pm

      Not a problem, James!

      You’re right about the interface and feature set. I’m still a customer, and I’ve seen things continuously expand and improve as time goes on. I appreciate a company that keeps improving itself and its product.


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