If there’s one thing I really hate doing, it’s updates. It’s important to keep everything up to date, but it also eats up a lot of your time: if the update itself does not fail, you still need to make sure the website did not break in so many wonderful ways. So for the past several months we’ve been working on a better way to update WordPress websites. We call it Safe Updates.
It was pretty hectic during the first quarter here at ManageWP. The number of active customers has almost doubled. The Customer Happiness team has 4 new members, we have organized 3 WordPress Academies, have been on more than 10 WordPress meetups and visited WordCamp London. Our engineering team has resolved 243 issues you reported, ManageWP dashboard has been optimized, websites sync and load time are reduced by more than 60%, new features for WordPress Multisite networks (Backup,Clone, and Restore) are released. All of this would not have been possible without your feedback and support.
Creating a monthly maintenance plan for your WordPress sites requires organizing the tasks you perform on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis into a few main categories; Backups, WordPress Core Updates, Plugin Maintenance ,Theme Maintenance, Overall Site Health and Content Health.
Free Client Report localization is now possible in ManageWP. From now on you are able to choose what language you want your Client Report to be generated in. For now we have 11 exciting languages available, but this is just the beginning. You can expect more languages to come.
If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably completed step #1 of the journey to becoming a successful web professional:
But as much as we all wish it weren’t otherwise, the journey is not over once you find someone interested in paying you for your services. Not by a longshot.
WordCamp London this year has brought together the GoDaddy family from all around the world, given us an opportunity to meet the team from Heart Internet, and as always brought us closer to our users. Thank you first and foremost to all of the organizers and volunteers who made this event special, and to my team who always make these events the best part of my job. Here is how we got along.
This week was a special one for the QA team, automated browser tests were released earlier this week after months of working on them. I want to give a special thanks to our DevOps team, Miljenko, Darko and Lazar for all their help with setting up our testing environment!
A lot of you have been asking us and today I am happy to announce that you can now perform backups, restore and clone your multisite websites in ManageWP. Your multisite network or your client’s will now be fully supported, so you can rest assured that you will have the latest backup of your network, and be able to restore it, or simply restore individual sub-sites.
Have you ever received an email, or ticket response that says something like this “Thanks for your message, we are working on solving your issue”, and you thought to yourself, “Great, no one has even looked at this.” But, as a business that deals with countless customers daily, and especially if you are on the frontline, you need to understand how and when it’s ok to automate your workflow, and when you need to sit down and put in the man-hours.