Managing WordPress in Softaculous

The WordPress Manager in Softaculous allows users to configure your WordPress websites without logging in to the dashboard. This article will show you the options available to you in the WordPress Manager for Softaculous.


For information on how to access Softaculous and the general information on it please go to this link. Once you are in Softaculous you will need to click on the WordPress icon on the top right side of the page to got the WordPress Management page. The image bellow is an example of what the page will look like once it loads. 


On this page it will display all of the WordPress sites that you have installed through Softaculous. It also provides you an option to quickly install a new WordPress site through the same page on the top left corner. Next to the "Install" option you have "Scan" and this feature is used when you do a manual installation of WordPress and want to add it to the list.


You have three options to the right side of the domain name "Login", "Change Password" and "Up to date". If you click on "Login"  it will take you to the WordPress dashboard and this will auto log you in without you needing to enter you password and username.  You are able to update the password for the WordPress by clicking on "Change Password" but you will need to know the username to update the password. 


For the last option "Up to date" it will give you a drop down menu with additional options that we will go over below. 




This section allows you to edit some of the configuration of the WordPress.  You can manually upgrade the WordPress version or edit the the auto upgrade feature. There is also an option for the plugins and themes to have them automatically update. 


The next few options are for enabling/disabling  search engine visibly, WordPress cron and debug mode.  The "Search Engine Visibility" option is to allow search engine bots to crawl your site. The "WordPress Cron"  is an option to turn of the automated cron job of WordPress. For more information on the WordPress cron job please visit this link.  The last option "Debug Mode" is a tool to help trouble shoot any issues that may appear on your site. 


We are now going to go over the bottom options on the image above. 


Clone - This allows you to copy your current website to a different domain

Staging - Allows you to set up a staging site for your site

Backup - This will generate a backup of your site

Restore- Allows you to restore from any backup it has stored

Remove - Gives you the option to keep the database information when you remove the WordPress  

Uninstall - Completely removes everything associated to the WordPress installation.



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