A crucial tool if you run multiple WordPress sites
Matt Heerema | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 18, 2018

A crucial tool if you run multiple WordPress sites

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Professional

Overall Satisfaction with ManageWP

Our web agency uses ManageWP to keep hundreds of client sites up to date, healthy, and secure. We use it to monitor performance in terms of site speed and SEO, and we use it to send a monthly report to our clients so they can have a beautiful visual of how their site is doing, and how we are serving them in the background in what would otherwise be a silent way.
  • Lets us see the health and status of all our WordPress sites at a glance
  • Makes us aware of any performance and uptime problems, as well as any security threats
  • Provides an easy-to-use mechanism to update hundreds of plugins with just a few clicks
  • Provides frequent backups with one-click restore points.
  • Many times ManageWP "feels" slow to me. I believe this to be unavoidable given the fact that it is actively monitoring the status of dozens of parts on hundreds of sites, but the experience still feels slow and sometimes I wonder whether it is working.
  • Without ManageWP we would have to spend hours manually logging in to and checking on the health of our client sites on a rolling basis. ManageWP automates this process for us, giving us a dashboard of relevant results. This saves us hundreds of man hours per month.
  • ManageWP's "safe update", backup, and roll back features make it very very simple to update site plugins without fear of breaking a site and the hours of work that would result to fix it.
Prior to ManageWP, we utilized InfiniteWP, a free (with paid extensions), self-hosted alternative. We found the interface to be unwieldy, and the paid extension pricing to be a bit confusing. The headache of maintaining the software and server infrastructure to run the platform, overshadowed the cost savings for us.
If you are responsible for the maintenance of multiple WordPress sites, a tool like ManageWP is absolutely essential for productivity. And ManageWP is the best in its class. There is no way we could efficiently stay on top of the constant plugin and platform updates, nor have any confidence about the security of our sites at any given moment without it.

ManageWP Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
5
Admin section
10
Publishing workflow
5
SEO support
10
Bulk management
10
Community / comment management
8
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated