If You're Not Using ManageWP to keep client sites updated, you're missing out.
February 26, 2020

If You're Not Using ManageWP to keep client sites updated, you're missing out.

Gary Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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Overall Satisfaction with ManageWP

We use ManageWP to keep client websites updated to the latest versions of plugins that are applicable. We've also used downtime monitoring, performance and security modules. In addition, we've set up ManageWP to send automatic monthly reports to our clients with custom templates on a monthly basis so that our clients know what we are doing to keep their websites in tip top condition.
  • Updating plugins.
  • Optimizing posts databases.
  • The reports could be prettier, more templates in order to avoid having to customize for each client so heavily.
  • It would be nice to see if recommended plugin updates are actually production and not beta versions.
  • ROI is huge though we haven't "done the math," it's a no brainer that clicking a button to update client sites is faster than humans going into each site one by one to update.
  • We've actually moved to the free version as we use other tools for backup and SEO monitoring which are paid additions to ManageWP. We were happy with the low cost of these "extensions" but simply found some Lifetime Deal tools that were as good or better.
Jetpack is going to be a contender in the future, however, at this point in time they are missing some features that ManageWP includes and does very well. These include automatic backups and a robust migration module. Though the UI in Jetpack is a little cleaner and prettier, that doesn't hide the fact that ManageWP can simply do more.
ManageWP is very well suited for anyone or any agency that manages multiple websites for clients (or themselves) and wants a simple but very effective method of keeping plugins and themes updated. You are able to tweak the settings so that all or some of the plugins are updated automatically or do it manually in batch or one by one to make sure things work as well after an update as before.

ManageWP Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Not Rated
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
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