Update: There have been some changes from the time the Orion idea has originated. Check out the Developer Diary #8 for up-to-date information.
Today we are launching something new. We call it ManageWP Orion.
It is ManageWP, redone from the ground up; designed to focus on what really matters in your WordPress workflow. Built with the completely new backend and frontend, we expect it to raise the bar on speed, reliability and security and revolutionize WordPress management, like the original did five years ago.
Getting Started with ManageWP Orion
Starting today, we’re sending out the first round of invitations to give ManageWP Orion a try, and each invited user will be able to invite their friends. If you still did not receive Orion and you can’t wait for it to reach you, let us know in the comments below.
When you start using ManageWP Orion, you’ll quickly discover that it doesn’t feel the same as ManageWP that you are used to – and that’s exactly the point. The new workflow is more natural and faster, saving you more time.
Word of caution: many features are still missing in Orion so do not feel disappointed; it is a proof of concept that we want to validate with you first. So please make sure you utilize that “Feedback” button like there is no tomorrow.
Go to ManageWP Orion.
Before I talk about future, I’d like to first reflect on the past.
It’s been a five year ride for us at ManageWP and we would like to say a big hearty THANK YOU to all our clients, especially those of you who’ve been with us from the beginning, those who are with us now; those of you who expressed patience when you’ve been frustrated with our software or service; those of you who recommended us to your friends.
Thanks to your support and loyalty we are now determined to produce a WordPress productivity tool that isn’t rivaled by anything on the market – whether this is reliability, security, user experience, design, engineering – you name it.
You are going to see novelties left and right – aimed at easing your WordPress workflow whether this is website development, management or client tools. We also noticed an interesting trend recently – many of you with just one website are signing up for ManageWP. We take this as an indication that ManageWP brings the ease of use and interface that beats stock WordPress – and this is certainly one of the areas that we will expand on more in the future.
It would be appreciated if you could add me to the beta. Thanks.
love to check out the new version
Hi Matt! Expect the invite within the next 24h.
Please add me to the beta!
Add me to the beta. I neeeed this!
Can i be added to this beta, if it’s still open?
I would like to try ManageWP Orion. Thanks!
I’d love to get involved in Orion, an invite would be greatly appreciated.
Of course, I’ve added you (and everyone else from the comments) to the invite list 🙂
I love the manage WP plugin and I would like to try it out;-)
We are rolling over 1000 websites to WP from a proprietary platform. Looking for tools to ease the journey and monitor life support. I’d really love to try Orion as we want to do it right the first time.
Sure, I’ll follow up with more details via email to make sure Orion is the right service for your need.
Hi, I would love to try out the Orion beta. Thanks, Dave
Would love to get in on the beta. Currently have 170 WordPress sites on the Professional plan with you guys already. Want to give this one a try with a few.
Please add me to your beta list, very exciting!
Would love to get in on the beta.
I’m a total beginner and a lot to learn count me in please invite welcome
Would appreciate to receive an invite code. Many thanks.
Count me in for an invite to give Orion a whirl!
I would love to try it, thanks!
Perhaps I could use this on my websites that I manage. This is currently in beta by invitation?
We would love to beta test Orion. Please add us to your beta list!
Would love to try Orion out. Please add me to the beta list.
Also, out of interest, will current customers be moved to Orion once it goes live or is it an upgrade we’ll have to purchase separately?
Everyone from the comment section has been added to the beta list, and a lot of you already received the Orion invite. Keep them coming 🙂
Would love to be added to the BETA list please, so I could test this. Looks awesome and congrats on a successful beta launch!
Please add us to the beta list as well. Looks very promising!
This looks great, would love an invite to check it out and test!
Hey, I would like an invitation, thanks.
Very interested in what you have done to improve the client reporting aspect of ManageWP. I believe there is a lot of potential here that is currently untapped and I have some ideas for how this should be implemented.
An invite to the closed beta would be appreciated! Thanks!
Super keen, please add me to the list
I would love an invite too please.
I would love to have an innvitation, please. The work you are doing looks very promising.
I would love to try out Orion if you have any more invites. Thanks!
I’d like to test Orion, please send me an invitation! 🙂
Please could you invite me to the beta list?:)
Yes please send a beta invite to test ManageWP Orion !
Thank you 🙂
I can’t wait to try this. Can you please send me an invite. Keep up the great work!!!!!!
I Need This Tool! Please send me an invite.
yes please, add me too! thanx
Please add me to the invitation list. Thanks
Looks promising! Please send me an invitation to join the beta list. Thank you 🙂
I’ve just finished my trial and signed up! I would like to start out on Orion and would appreciate an invite.
I would like to test the beta as well. Thanks!
Dying to join the beta!
Would love a beta invite – we are a small (but mighty) design studio in Toronto, and while I’ve been using Sync / Backupbuddy to expedite maintenance, I have been following your ManageWP blog and recommending it to peers for years now. While we ultimately adopted the aforementioned (backupbuddy) first, the more I’ve been using your current solution trial the more I’ve been thinking ‘perhaps we backed the wrong horse here..’
please invite me! can’t wait to see and use the overhaul.
I would like to test the beta as well. Thanks!
I would like to test it as well. Thanks!
I would like to try Orion as well! Thank you!
Please add me to the Beta list. I thank you in advance.
hand up for look at beta please
I’m in, let’s do it!
I would love to be in on the Orion test.
Please add me to the list – so excited to see the changes, its like you were reading my mind!
Invite to beta, por favor.
Show me this long time promised masterpiece in live please. 🙂
Another fan, clammering to be let into beta, please
I would love to see Orion as well!
I’ve been using ManageWP since November, 2011. Please send me an invite for Orion. I’m looking forward to seeing the changes!
Please at me to the beta list as well! Thanks!
Yeah, I would love to try Orion out! 🙂
Very interested in trying out beta – thank you!
Please add me to the beta list.
Add me to beta list please.
Please place me on the list to try as well
Yes please. I would love to try it out.
I think my hair is going to all grow back with this launch! Looks fantastic and can’t wait to get my hands dirty…happy days 😉
Please add me to the beta list! This looks very progressive..
Hook a small Las Vegas based social media company up!! We’d like in on the new hotness!
please, please, please 😉 I would LOVE to try your beta…
Good luck with the beta, certainly looks like the way to go. It’s interesting that you have a lot of 1-website signups, it’s probably because of the helpful info you email out 🙂
Would appreciate an opportunity to give Orion a test drive!
I’d like to test Orion
Hi, I´d like to test manage wp orion
Thank you so much
May I try?
I would like to try..
It’s amazing to see so many users interested in testing ManageWP Orion. I’ve added everyone in the comment section to the beta list; please be patient as we’re rolling out invites in batches and there’s a lot of interest in trying out the Orion release.
See you in your inbox! 🙂
Very curious so, yes please!
I would also like to try the Beta as well!!!
Would also love to try beta
Please could I get an invite to test Orion?
Pleas add me too 🙂
Please add me to the beta list, thanks.
I would like to beta test this.
I would love to test the beta!
As long as I can continue to use the original ManageWP, then I would also like to try the new ManageWP Orion beta. Thank you.
I would also like to test the new beta version.
Me too, please!
I would really appreciate using the new Orion.
Thanks for your great work.
add me too 🙂
I would love and invite to test it out and use. Please add me to beta list.
Please add me to beta list. would love and invite to test it out and use.
Can’t wait to get access to it! Please let me in – pretty please?
Add me to the list to get on this train!
Please add me to beta 😀
Please, add me to beta test program.
Please add our account to beta.
Hi there. I am a ManageWP customer and would love to try the new ManageWP Orion concept.
i love orione.
Web Design SEO
Hi. Please count me in for ManageWP Orion beta test. So excited to try it out. tq
Would love to try out Orion!! 🙂
Please add me to the Beta? Thanks
Please add me to beta?
Congrats on five years of excellent work, and thank you for making this really useful tool for our business.
Would love to help you by providing feedback on ManageWP Orion. Please add us to your list of beta testers.
Please add me to the beta test
Would love an invite!!
Please add me to the beta. Many thanks
Would like to join the beta. Thanks
Please can I join the beta 🙂
Sign me up as well for the test, thanks 🙂
I would like to be added. Thanks!
Please add me. Thanks:)
please add me on board! faster = exciting, with so many sites loaded it can really bog down…. so I’m all in to test this new model 🙂
Wow, looks awesome!
I really would love to try it!
Please add me. 🙂
I’d love to switch over to oriion as well
Sounds very interesting. My team manages more than 50 WordPress sites and your description of Orion is exciting — please include me in your beta effort!
And me too!
Great service. Keep it coming.
I would like to try this out! Anything to reduce time managing sites is welcome!
Rob - PressWizards.com
I’d love to try the beta…
This looks very promising! Having looked at the videos I am pretty impressed with the grouping functionality and a few others. Would be great to test this out in the near future 🙂
Cleaning up my hosted sites and looking forward to trying out Orion. Please invite me.
Please invite me! Thank you!
Would love to check it out if it, especially if it is also designed to help with multi-site operations such as moving sites from standalone to a network WP install and vice versa, thanks!
Please send me an invite. I signed up on the email list but haven’t received one yet. Thanks in advance!
SHUT UP and take my money!
Would love an invite, Great product and looking forward to it getting even better with Orion
Can’t way to try Orion! Please add me to the list.
Please invite me so i can be blown away.
Please add us to the beta. We would love to see how Orion will help us manage our 120 sites 🙂
Would love an invite looks great
this looks really great. We manage about 50 Websites with managewp and we are very happy with the service.
It would be great to have al look at the new tool. Can you send us an invite?
please send me an invite
I would L-O-V-E to try it!
I’d like to try it out.
Can’t wait to try it out! Add me please 🙂
I would love to try it out! Please add me to the list.
Please add me to beta list…thanks!
Certainly would like to give it a try.
Invite please. Thanks.
Add me please, been dying to try out the new Orion Dashboard – 🙂
Please add me to the beta list.
It would make my day if I got an invite 🙂 cheers
We also want to try the beta. 🙂
hi team i’d like to try this beta.
thanks for your amazing job
Hi team …ye we would like to try out the new ManageWP Orion
please send invite
Peter and Pauline
Wow! Yes please add me to the list!
I’d like to be in the beta.
I’d love something like this. If you could, please add me to the beta list. Many thanks.
Ditto and thank you!
would love an invite. and more time to travel..
Awesome! Orion looks amazing. Please send me an invite!
Please add me to the beta list. Thanks!
Yes please send me a beta invite.
Congrats guys. I’d love an invite.
Hi, I tried to add a websites, however, it appeared notes as below
smkbsd2.edunet.my – Could not resolve hostname. Can you please re-check the entered URL.
kindly guide me how to overcome the problem. TQVM.
We have a dedicated support team ready to assist, please open a support ticket from your ManageWP dashboard and they’ll be on top of it in no time. Please note that your website is down right now, which is the leading cause of website connectivity issues 🙂
This is awesome, hope to get an invite. Congrats to the ManageWP team.
PLease send invite.
That’s typical, isn’t it! Now that all the hard work is just about done, the boss comes out to take the credit! 🙂
Congratulations Vladimir, and ALL the gang, and good luck with the beta testing. I can’t wait for the final product — but I guess I will have to! 🙂
Would love a beta invite, Orion looks fantastic!
Happy user interested in upgrading too..:)
I’d love to jump in and try Orion – please send me an invite too.
wanna get a beta invite!
Yes please send a beta invite. I’ve been waiting with baited breath.
Can’t wait to try this out. Please send us an invite too. Looking forward to Managing Websites like a Boss!
Looks awesome, please send us and invite 🙂
Please add us to the beta list 🙂
Sign me up as well for the test, thanks 🙂
I would like to get to it, right away!
Would love to give it a test run! Thanks.
hi – keen to see it too!
Please add me!
I would love an invitation. Thanks
Thanks for a great product. Just recently Premium Plugins on my dashboard have not been showing up. After talking to support they now say Premium Plugins are not supported but for the almost year I’ve been a member I’ve seen premium plugins listed and available for update. What!?! Will Orion support premium plugins?
Premium plugins and themes need to implement our API hook in their code so you could update them just like plugins and themes from the WordPress repo. A lot of developers followed suite and their plugins can be updated via ManageWP.
The code can be found here:
I’m also highly interested 🙂
Hi I signed up, but never got an invitation code. Please add me please.
Would love to try it out! Thanks 🙂
Please add me to the beta list! Looks great!