Making the Most of Posts and Pages with ManageWP - ManageWP

Making the Most of Posts and Pages with ManageWP

Making the Most of Posts and Pages with ManageWP
Do you manage an overwhelming amount of content? Let ManageWP help!

If you’re running a network of blogs, you are probably dealing with an awful lot of content. We’re talking about hundreds (or thousands) of posts and pages spread across a number of web properties.

Keeping track of all that information can be somewhat overwhelming, to say the least. And that is why we have expended a great deal of time and energy in creating the kind of functionality that can make such website administration tasks as efficient as possible.

If you are an existing ManageWP user, you may not appreciate how powerful it can be in assisting your content management tasks. And if you haven’t yet tried ManageWP, you may be astonished at how efficiently you can manage all of the information you are in control of.

Let’s take a closer look!

Managing Posts and Pages

There are of course some key differences between posts and pages, but they count for little when it comes to managing them with ManageWP. We focus on the same key tools between both formats.

You can manage posts and pages in ManageWP via the “Posts” and “Pages” menu options. The first option you will have is to choose from which sites you want to manage content:

Managing Posts and Pages

You can pick from your portfolio of sites in exactly same manner as you would when creating backups.

Once you have selected the relevant sites, you have a few filtering options:

Filtering Options

The options are self-explanatory. A handy calendar will pop up when you click on either of the date fields.

You may wish to pay attention to which posts or pages you choose to display (e.g. published, pending, and so on). For instance, you can use our post/page management feature to keep a regular eye on scheduled posts across your entire portfolio.

Once you click “Show posts/pages”, you will be presented with a list, filtered by whatever criteria you set. Here’s an example screenshot with posts from my blog listed:

Filtered Posts

From here you can carry out all the usual tasks (edit, trash, and view). Essentially, you have the functionality you would typically have on a WordPress blog, but you can effect changes to content across your entire portfolio.

Adding New Posts and Pages

If you thought our post/page management feature was useful, you’ll love this.

If you are in the Post/Page screen in the ManageWP dashboard, just click on the “Add new” tab at the top of the screen:

Add New

You will be presented with a familiar screen, with a few modifications and added extras – namely the following:

New Post/Page Options

As you will no doubt be able to ascertain from the above screenshot, ManageWP gives you the ability to publish the same post or page to multiple sites. You can define a slug for the post or page, and enforce an overwrite if existing posts or pages exist.

This tool can be extremely useful for publishing (or updating) disclaimer pages, privacy policies, and so on. Instead of clicking through to each site and making the changes, you do it all in one go.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of ButterflySha

Tom Ewer

Tom Ewer is the founder of WordCandy.co. He has been a huge fan of WordPress since he first laid eyes on it, and has been writing educational and informative content for WordPress users since 2011. When he's not working, you're likely to find him outdoors somewhere – as far away from a screen as possible!

6 Comments

  1. jlgriffin47

    I would like to know if/or could be, a way to create a product over various sites with the create post. i know woocommerce products are technically a custom post soooo???

  2. support

    Is this functionality limited to posts and pages? These days I have very few sites that don’t use custom post types.

    For example I would like to post an event on more than one site at a time.

    Do you or will in in the further support these?

  3. Brett

    I’d love to see the ability of ManageWP to accept spintax thereby giving us a platform to post unique content across our blog networks.

  4. carl

    I’ve taken a look at a few available plug-ins for managing my portfolio of websites/blogs ..wpmu doesn’t fit my business plan profile …

    Hands down managewp is the best plug-in for managing a large group of sites .. in fact of all the plug-ins used within wp … this may be the best of them all …
    it works .. it is fast … the support is outstanding … and any serious publisher of content with multiple sites would be insane not to embrace this tool ….

    I don’t EVER give testimonials .. this is my first .. and without hesitation I encourage you to try manageWP … even if you have only one site .. in which case it is free ….
    #coralatlas publisher

  5. ericshefferman

    I’m still getting started with manageWP, so these might not be the best questions or they might become obvious later:

    1. Is there a way to select the post author? I don’t see a way, but I’m not sure if I’ve hooked up any of my multi-author blogs yet.

    2. How does this interface with special plugins that add features to the post writing page (for example SEO plugins that let you add other data to the post)?

    3. One of my long-time concerns is how to post to my blog securely when working over public wi-fi. It would appear that the connection to manageWP is through https: and manageWP must be connecting to my blog in a secure manner — so would this be a secure way to write a post to my blog when working over public wi-fi when using a device that isn’t connecting through a secure VPN?
    I hope all that made sense — basically is this a way to get around not having my WP admin set to https: (which required each blog to have its own IP address and other stuff that made it difficult to work with)?
    I have a Linux laptop and I haven’t gotten a VPN working on it so I avoid working with any websites where I’m not connected with a https connection. This has made it so I can’t post to my blog or handle comments when I’m not on my home connection.

  6. Manoj Rawal

    Great article………….
    like it a lot

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