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Managing & Maintaining Multiple WordPress Websites

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From http://www.meetup.com/Milwaukee-WordPress-MeetUp/events/227987705/

Geoff Myers, digital marketing consultant/strategist and president of SimDex LLC, will be presenting on managing and maintaining multiple WordPress websites.

This presentation will cover a variety of strategies, plugins, tools, best practices, and tutorials for bulk administering WordPress websites – especially useful if you are responsible for multiple clients' websites.

This presentation will not cover WordPress Multisite (previously known as WPMU) in which multiple sites share a single WordPress installation.

Some of the specific subtopics, plugins, tools, and resources we'll talk about:

• Overview of ManageWP, InfiniteWP, MainWP, and other comparable solutions
• Live Demonstration of both InfiniteWP and MainWP
• Brief Introduction to WP-CLI (WordPress Command Line Interface)
• Automating Backups to Amazon S3, Dropbox & Google Drive
• Automating Updates to WordPress Core, Themes & Plugins
• Creating & Managing Posts, Pages & Users Across Multiple Sites
• Continuous Uptime & Performance Monitoring
• Implementing Security & Scheduled Malware Scanning
• And More!

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Managing & Maintaining Multiple WordPress Websites

  1. 1. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES GEOFF MYERS PRESENTS
  2. 2. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 BEFORE WE BEGIN… THIS PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE ONLINE: simdex.org/multiple Get In Touch:
 geoff@simdex.org
 simdex.org
 414.455.6675
  3. 3. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 BEFORE WE BEGIN… ABOUT GEOFF MYERS ▸ Founded SimDex in 2004 ▸ Web Solutions for Small + Medium Sized Businesses ▸ Digital Marketing Consultant + Strategist ▸ 10+ Years as Full Stack Web Designer + Developer ▸ 5+ Years of WordPress Development Experience ▸ 50+ WordPress Sites Built, Maintained + Marketed ▸ Academic Background in Computer Science ▸ Get In Touch: geoff@simdex.org or simdex.org or 414.455.6675
  4. 4. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 BEFORE WE BEGIN… WP MAINTENANCE PLAN How You Benefit: ▸ We Do Everything For You ▸ Unlimited Minor Changes + Revisions ▸ 24 Hour Response Time Guaranteed ▸ Your Total Peace of Mind ▸ Monthly Phone Consultations ▸ No Hourly Fees or Additional Costs
  5. 5. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 BEFORE WE BEGIN… WP MAINTENANCE PLAN Features + Services Included: ▸ Backups ▸ Monitoring ▸ Speed ▸ Changes ▸ Reports ▸ Support ▸ Consulting ▸ Security ▸ Updates
  6. 6. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES WHO MIGHT WANT TO BULK MANAGE WORDPRESS WEBSITES? ▸ You manage or maintain multiple websites for your clients ▸ Your company has many separate WordPress installations ▸ You run a network of independent blogs ▸ You want to create a custom blueprint for
 bulk deploying new WordPress websites ▸ You own several WordPress websites ▸ You want to save time
  7. 7. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES WHAT BULK WORDPRESS MANAGEMENT FEATURES ARE THERE? (PART 1) ▸ Add, edit, and remove users ▸ Apply custom admin branding ▸ Check website analytics ▸ Create and save backups ▸ Generate automated reports ▸ Install plugins and themes ▸ Manage SEO settings
  8. 8. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES WHAT BULK WORDPRESS MANAGEMENT FEATURES ARE THERE? (PART 2) ▸ Monitor website uptime and downtime ▸ Publish posts and pages ▸ Run performance scans ▸ Run security scans ▸ Save custom plugin and theme settings ▸ Scan for and identify broken links ▸ Update core, plugins, and themes
  9. 9. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES SOLUTIONS FOR BULK MANAGING WORDPRESS WEBSITES ▸ CMS Commander ▸ iControlWP ▸ InfiniteWP ▸ iThemes Sync ▸ MainWP ▸ ManageWP ▸ WP Pipeline ▸ WP Remote ▸ WP-CLI = Personal Recommendation
  10. 10. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ONE OPTION: INFINITEWP (PART 1) ▸ Features Included in Free Version: ▸ One Master Login ▸ One Click Update ▸ Backup and Restore ▸ Manage Plugins and Themes ▸ Self Hosted and Secure ▸ Free for Life
  11. 11. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ONE OPTION: INFINITEWP (PART 2) ▸ Features Available in Paid Addons: ▸ Schedule Backups ▸ Manage Users ▸ Publish Posts, Pages & Links ▸ WP Maintenance ▸ Broken Link Checker ▸ Staging
  12. 12. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ONE OPTION: INFINITEWP (PART 3) ▸ Features Available in Paid Addons: ▸ Cloud Backup ▸ Client Plugin Branding ▸ Client Reporting ▸ Google Webmaster ▸ Wordfence Security ▸ Vulnerability Updates
  13. 13. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ONE OPTION: INFINITEWP (PART 4) ▸ Features Available in Paid Addons: ▸ Install/Clone WordPress ▸ Google Analytics ▸ Sucuri Malware Scanner ▸ Google Page Speed ▸ iThemes Security ▸ Code Snippets
  14. 14. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ONE OPTION: INFINITEWP (PART 5) ▸ Features Available in Paid Addons: ▸ Manage Comments ▸ Uptime Monitor ▸ File Uploader ▸ Duo Security
  15. 15. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ONE OPTION: INFINITEWP (PART 6)
  16. 16. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ANOTHER OPTION: MAINWP (PART 1) ▸ Features Included in Free Version: ▸ Manage Plugins and Themes ▸ Install and Automate Upgrades ▸ Generate and Schedule Backups ▸ Publish and Manage Content ▸ Create and Manage Users ▸ Self Hosted and Hidden
  17. 17. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ANOTHER OPTION: MAINWP (PART 2) ▸ Features Available in Paid Extensions: ▸ Advanced Uptime Monitor ▸ Article Uploader ▸ BackUpWordPress ▸ BackWPup ▸ BlogVault ▸ Boilerplate
  18. 18. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ANOTHER OPTION: MAINWP (PART 3) ▸ Features Available in Paid Extensions: ▸ Branding ▸ Broken Links Checker ▸ Bulk Settings Manager ▸ Clean and Lock ▸ Client Reports ▸ Clone
  19. 19. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ANOTHER OPTION: MAINWP (PART 4) ▸ Features Available in Paid Extensions: ▸ Code Snippets ▸ Comments ▸ Favorites ▸ File Uploader ▸ Google Analytics ▸ InMotion Hosting
  20. 20. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ANOTHER OPTION: MAINWP (PART 5) ▸ Features Available in Paid Extensions: ▸ iThemes Security ▸ Links Manager ▸ Maintenance ▸ Page Speed ▸ Piwik ▸ Post Dripper
  21. 21. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ANOTHER OPTION: MAINWP (PART 6) ▸ Features Available in Paid Extensions: ▸ Post Plus ▸ Rocket ▸ Spinner ▸ Sucuri ▸ Team Control ▸ UpdraftPlus
  22. 22. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ANOTHER OPTION: MAINWP (PART 7) ▸ Features Available in Paid Extensions: ▸ URL Extractor ▸ WooCommerce Shortcuts ▸ WooCommerce Status ▸ WordFence ▸ WordPress SEO ▸ WP Fix It Extension
  23. 23. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ANOTHER OPTION: MAINWP (PART 8)FREE VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE
  24. 24. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES LIVE DEMONSTRATION InfiniteWP
  25. 25. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES LIVE DEMONSTRATION MainWP
  26. 26. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES DIFFERENT OPTION: WP-CLI (PART 1) ▸ Manage the object cache. ▸ Manage user capabilities. ▸ Get information about WP-CLI itself. ▸ Manage comments. ▸ Download, install, update and otherwise manage WordPress proper. ▸ Manage WP-Cron events and schedules.
  27. 27. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES DIFFERENT OPTION: WP-CLI (PART 2) ▸ Perform basic database operations. ▸ Execute arbitrary PHP code. ▸ Load and execute a PHP file. ▸ Export content to a WXR file. ▸ Get help on WP-CLI, or on a specific command. ▸ Import content from a WXR file.
  28. 28. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES DIFFERENT OPTION: WP-CLI (PART 3) ▸ Manage attachments. ▸ List, create, assign, and delete menus ▸ Manage options. ▸ Manage WP-CLI packages. ▸ Manage plugins. ▸ Manage posts.
  29. 29. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES DIFFERENT OPTION: WP-CLI (PART 4) ▸ Manage post types. ▸ Manage rewrite rules. ▸ Manage user roles. ▸ Generate code for post types, taxonomies, etc. ▸ Search/replace strings in the database. ▸ Launch PHP's built-in web server for this specific WordPress installation.
  30. 30. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES DIFFERENT OPTION: WP-CLI (PART 5) ▸ Interactive PHP console. ▸ Manage sidebars. ▸ Perform site-wide operations. ▸ List, add, and remove super admins from a network. ▸ Manage taxonomies. ▸ Manage terms.
  31. 31. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES DIFFERENT OPTION: WP-CLI (PART 6) ▸ Manage themes. ▸ Manage transients. ▸ Manage users. ▸ Manage sidebar widgets.
  32. 32. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (PART 1) ▸ How To Manage Multiple WordPress Websites Effectively ▸ Managing Multiple WordPress Sites: The Ultimate Guide ▸ 8 Tools for Managing Multiple WordPress Sites ▸ How to Efficiently Manage Multiple WordPress Sites using ManageWP
  33. 33. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 MANAGING & MAINTAINING MULTIPLE WORDPRESS WEBSITES ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (PART 2) ▸ How to Run Multiple WordPress Sites from a Single Dashboard ▸ WordPress Management Software Comparison ▸ Which WordPress management software should you use? ▸ Tools and tips for managing multiple WordPress sites
  34. 34. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 THAT’S IT FOR NOW… THANK YOU! Questions? Get In Touch:
 geoff@simdex.org
 simdex.org
 414.455.6675
  35. 35. GEOFF@SIMDEX.ORG | WWW.SIMDEX.ORG | 414.455.6675 THAT’S IT FOR NOW… THIS PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE ONLINE: simdex.org/multiple Get In Touch:
 geoff@simdex.org
 simdex.org
 414.455.6675

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