ManageWP Update: New Website Wizard, Improved Backups, a New Site Picker and More! - ManageWP

ManageWP Update: New Website Wizard, Improved Backups, a New Site Picker and More!

As you will know only too well if you are a longtime ManageWP fan, we’re constantly working hard to produce a better product for you. As we say in our manifesto, “Our efforts will never stop.”

With that in mind, today I am delighted to announce an upgrade to the ManageWP service that includes some exciting updated features. Read on to find out the full scoop!

Improved Add New Website Wizard

Add New Site Feature

Adding new websites to ManageWP just became even easier.

In our ongoing quest to reduce the steps it takes you to get things done, we have managed to improve the process of adding a new website by removing the need for you to manually install the ManageWP Worker plugin on the site. Just provide us with the password for your Administrator profile and we’ll take care of the rest!

Improved Backup and Schedule Wizards

ManageWP Backups

We know how important backups are to you so we’re always working to improve that aspect of the ManageWP service. We’ve taken another step closer to perfection with this update which includes improved backup and scheduling wizards. Try them out now to see the difference!

We’ve also got some really exciting improvements in the pipelines for backups so stay tuned!

Improved User Feedback

ManageWP Feedback

Getting ideas and comments from you guys is a huge priority for us. The simple fact is that you drive the development of ManageWP — we listen to you and decide how to improve the product based upon your feedback.

Given how important your feedback is to us, we’ve made it just that little bit easier for you to¬†provide that feedback by placing the form right at the top of the application. So don’t be shy — let us know what you think!

A New Site Picker

One of the most utilized user interface components of the ManageWP application is the site picker, so with this update we decided to give it an overhaul. We now consider it to be far more useable; especially if you have lots of websites organized into groups. You can now locate a particular website much more easily and select whole groups with ease.

Color Highlighting Groups

This is another improvement for users who utilize groups — we’ve now enabled color highlighting for website groups as well as individual sites!

Recent Pages

Recent posts have been a mainstay of the ManageWP Dashboard for a long time, so it only seemed right that we augment that feature with recent Pages too. So that’s exactly what we did!

Let Us Know What You Think!

We’d love to get your feedback on this latest update — do you like the updated features? And what would you like to see in the next ManageWP update? Let us know in the comments section!

Vladimir Prelovac

Vladimir is the Founder of ManageWP, and is a frequent contributor to the WordPress community - in the form of numerous plug-ins, tools, WordCamp talks and a book by the title WordPress Plugin Development.


  1. Yolanda Barou

    how i to learn more because i to speak french but english small

  2. varhegyi.tamas

    In the monitoring menu it would be a great idea to be able to add notes to websites.
    For example If you have lots of sites in many servers, you will be able to find and fix more easily the site location.
    You can also send this note if a monitoring down message is sent.


    The monitor …… currently down.
    Alert Details: Connection Timeout.
    Your note for this case: the site is located in host2 server at Hostgator.

    ManageWP will inform you when it is back up.

    ManageWP Team,


    1. Steven Alig

      This is a great idea.
      We actually use groups for this type of functionality. We setup a group for a particular server or hosting service.
      It helps us to find the correct server more quickly. However adding a note would be more precise and much faster.

  3. Grant

    Love the improvement to the add website functionality.

    Any ETA yet on improvements to reporting?

    1. ManageWP

      Sorry it has been delayed, so many things to polish, optimize and tweak first.

  4. Taneya

    LOVE that we no longer have to install the plugin! great update.

  5. Steven Alig

    I always like the improvements you deliver.
    The group coloring is a great idea. I have been manually doing this and it can get confusing to make sure your group has the proper color associated with the individual website.
    Thanks for the updates.

    1. ManageWP

      You are welcome. Feel free to suggest more!

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