It’s like Christmas has come early here at ManageWP.
Not only did we launch our new website design earlier in the week, today we now have even more good news for ManageWP users — a big update with some awesome new features!
Our biggest new feature is a major addition to our backup tool. Google Drive is taking huge strides towards being the cloud service for document creation and sharing. With that in mind, we knew that we had to integrate ManageWP’s backup tool with the service.
Changing backups to your Google Drive account is a piece of cake. Just grant ManageWP access to your Google Drive account (a two-click process), then select it as your external backup destination in your backup profile(s):
With 5gb of completely free space available (and additional space available for an extremely reasonable price), there is plenty of room on Google Drive to backup your ManageWP sites.
Other Great New Features
Google Drive backup integration is the main feature of this most recent ManageWP update, but we managed to incorporate a bunch of other new features:
- An increase in keyword tracking allowance from 5 to 20 per site. So, if you have a 25 website account, you can now track a total of 500 keywords!
- Support for Google Analytics API 3.0
- Website Preview Screenshots
- Assign newly added websites to existing backup tasks
- Clone tool upgraded to support special characters and localized WordPress installs
- Backup history is now preserved on website re-adds
If you have any questions or comments regarding this update, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!
But how can I rstore a backup from google drive?
Google Drive does not allow direct access to the backup archive. You’ll need to move the backup anywhere else, as long as our servers are able to access it directly (without passwords or redirects).
Once that’s done, you can use the clone tool to restore your website. Pick the “URL” option in the Source step of cloning, and enter the URL of the backup archive.
We would love to be able to send backups to each site’s Google Drive account instead of only being able to connect to one Drive account for the whole management account.
Have you guys been able to solve the sameorigin x-frame problem? I host wads of small sites on 1and1 — and these are exactly the sites I want to manage in bulk with your service, and those sites get stuck with sameorigin policies from the server. From checking around, similar hosts have the same policies. I have larger sites I host on my own linodes, and they work great with ManageWP, but I’m more interested in managing the small sites with it. I’m sure a lot of your users encounter the same problem. While I’ve contacted 1&1 and they do nothing, you guys contacting them with your user stats might get them off their asses.
Josh K: were you ever able to find a solution to using ManageWP with WordPress sites built on 1and1’s web hosting? Please share, I’d appreciate any advice you could provide. Thanks!
Good to see the SEO tools improved. We moved over from Raventools. Please pinch as many ideas from them as possible – or integrate with them. Ta,
The serp overview per site and analytics integration on dashboard could use some extra time as well. But still doing great guys!
Skyedrive would be good also as they offer 7GB free storage
Good suggestion Brad, I’ll pass it onto the team!
Just spoke to the dev team — stay tuned for Skydrive 🙂