WordPress Toolkit WP Smart Links Review
Plesk’s WordPress Toolkit WP Smart Links have proven to be incredibly popular over the years, offering hosting companies and server administrators a single point of control for several essential WordPress functions.
Whether administrators care for a large number of sites or just a small portfolio, the WordPress Toolkit saves time by offering a much more convenient way to solve common WordPress administration problems.
Administrators can now also manage remote WordPress instances as we implement WordPress remote control as part of WordPress Toolkit 4.1. Let’s take a look at how WordPress’s remote administration works.
In the latest version of the WordPress Toolkit, we have included a remote control plugin.
This is part of remote administration, and the idea is clear: not all users have ssh access to the remote server, so the solution here is to use the WP plugin to connect to remote WordPress sites.
The user only needs to provide the WP URL and the credentials for the admin account.
As soon as access to the small WP site is granted, the WordPress toolkit initiates the connection and installs the WP remote control plugin. From now on, the WP Toolkit can manage the site using the full range of functions within the remote control function.
Plesk’s WordPress toolkit has proven incredibly popular in recent years, offering hosting companies and server administrators a single point of control for many of the core WordPress functionality.
Whether administrators work with many sites or a small portfolio, the WordPress Toolkit saves time.
It offers a much more convenient way to solve common WordPress administration problems.
Administrators can now also manage remote WordPress instances as we implement WordPress remote administration as part of the WordPress Toolkit 4.1. Let’s take a look at how WordPress’s remote management works.
Using the remote control for the WordPress toolbox
The functionality is simple. We wanted to create as few obstacles as possible for our users. To get started, add a remote WordPress instance to the WordPress Toolkit using the WP Toolkit’s Connect button.
In the latest version of WordPress Toolkit, we have included a remote administration plugin.
This is part of remote administration, and the idea is clear: not all users have SSH access to the remote server, so the solution here is to use the WP plugin to connect to remote WordPress sites.
The user only needs to provide the WP URL and admin account credentials. As soon as access to the small WP site is granted, the WordPress Toolkit initiates the connection and installs the WP remote control plugin.
From now on, WP Toolkit can manage the site using all the functions of the remote administration.
Another essential feature of Remote Administration Toolkit for WordPress is the ability to add multiple WordPress instances simultaneously from a remote server.
All required is a hostname or IP address and SSH details, including port number, username, authorization type, and password.
That’s it – you can add your remote WordPress instance to the WordPress toolbox and manage it along with all other WordPress instances, local or remote.
The WordPress toolbox provides many benefits that are also available for remote sites. Some of the services include:
- Simplified WordPress infrastructure management. Without manually logging into each WordPress instance, remote sites managed with the WordPress Toolkit can be accessed from one central location, making site management much more comfortable.
Easy testing and staging. Checking for site changes and updates is easy using the sandbox feature of the WordPress Toolkit. You also don’t need a dedicated plugin.
- It’s all automated in the WordPress toolbox.
Plugin and theme management. You can easily find and install a theme or plugin to a specific remote site or even multiple remote locations, thanks to the WordPress Toolkit.
- Simple but packed with features. Although the WordPress Toolkit user interface is easy to use, enabling remote sites to be managed by the WordPress Toolkit gives administrators access to advanced controls, including debug control, WordPress command-line interface, etc. control.
- Search indexes.
The WordPress Toolkit has proven to be incredibly useful for website administrators worldwide.
The ability to manage remote WordPress instances with the powerful WordPress toolkit will further expand the appeal of one of Plesk’ Most Popular Tools.
Current limitations in beta
As you know, beta products are not finished products yet, although they are good enough to start using them in most cases.
This is why we notify users who start using remote administration that the product is provided free of charge and “as is” without warranty
Don’t be intimidated by this – this is a working product, and we’ve thoroughly tested the remote control feature.
However, there are several limitations to keep in mind before getting started:
To use a remote control, you need the latest WordPress Toolkit and Plesk 17.8 or newer.
It doesn’t matter if you use Plesk or cPanel on your remote server, but the server must be Linux based because we don’t support Windows servers yet.
Some features are not yet included in the version.