One of the aims of software designers is to make things as user-friendly and functional as is possible. At the forefront of simple and effective – and also now familiar – are the team at cPanel, and we’re going to tell you about the new cPanel for WordPress Manager that has recently been released.
Why have they been concentrating on WordPress? It’s no secret that WordPress remains among the most popular and versatile online publishing platforms available. This very neat and usable package took the online world by storm and continues to impress, so cPanel saw the need for a typically impressive interface, and by the looks of it have succeeded in style.
With this new cPanel tool you get the best of all worlds, and as WordPress is already a neatly integrated system that is easy to use, things can only get better! So, before we go on to talk about why you need the new cPanel for WordPress, a little more about why you need it, and how you can get it.
What is cPanel for WordPress?
WordPress is already very versatile, but with the new cPanel for WordPress Manager you get even more capability and probably the easiest way of managing and organising your WordPress sites and pages. It comes as a plug-in that is supplied with the latest cPanel, and getting up and running is nothing short of very easy indeed.
Why do you need it? If you want to get the very best out of your WordPress sites and improve their operation and administration in many ways, this is the tool for you, and it comes from a trusted and proven source. Let’s have a look at some of the improved functions of this clever tool, what it can do for you, and show you how you can improve things.
The Benefits of cPanel for WordPress
1: Automatic Updates
I know they are irritating in some forms, but the fact remains automatic updates are a necessity if you are to get the best out of your use of tools such as WordPress. They are also essential if you wish to keep site security at the highest possible level and protect against viruses.
The new cPanel for WordPress Manager takes this into account and offers automatic installation of all security updates – bear in mind that some of the installations on WordPress will need to be done manually – so that you can be certain you are continually up to date.
It will also automatically update if you have an older version of WordPress and a new one is issued; this takes a lot of the trouble out of keeping up to date and will save you a lot of time. It also adds peace of mind that you are always as secure as possible.
However, as we said at the beginning, some users find they prefer to use a manual update system; the new cPanel for WordPress allows you to choose this option so you can keep on top of what you have added or updated, when and where.
2: WordPress Manager for WHM
This feature will not apply to all, but for any server administrators who use cPanel with WHM< the new integrated cPanel for WordPress allows for full control and functionality of server administration, and for easier and much more manageable operation across the board. This is another example of cPanel going the extra mile to make it easier for users.
3: Password Resets
It’s a frustrating fact of life that people need their passwords resetting on a regular basis. It’s also a security issue, so is a recommended course of action in many ways. In the early days of WordPress, the host was required to be contacted to change any administrator passwords. Not so anymore, because with cPanel for WordPress Manager any administrator can change the password on an admin account. It’s done via the handy self-service tools section, and it’s a simple one-step method that you will find amazingly easy to use, so is very much a welcome development for all WordPress users.
4: Site Development
One of the major benefits when WordPress first came to the fore was its ease of use and ability for continual development of sites and pages. However, as we all know from experience, making major changes and updates such as coding, installing new plug-ins or adjusting themes, can be a big risk if you perform these changes when the site is live. There is always a chance of errors that can have a serious knock-on effect.
With cPanel for WordPress Manager, this problem is overcome. The method here is to be able to switch, at the touch of one button, from the original to the upgrades site. This means you can perform all changes in a site that is off-line and then, very simply, switch it to live – in an instant. This feature cannot be overlooked in its importance, as it makes life a lot easier for users or developers of WordPress sites.
5: Email Management
The cPanel for WordPress Manager will also include an email management function. Currently, the method is to use the WordPress dashboard along with the cPanel email tool. This can be a little cumbersome, so the new WordPress cPanel allows for the creation and operation of email accounts directly from the WordPress admin dashboard. This is one function that will make life a lot easier for many users.
The above are the new features of cPanel for WordPress Manager that are among the most important and useful, but you should not forget the sheer usability of cPanel as it stands right now. Widely used, versatile and simple to get to grips with, cPanel remains the predominant dashboard and navigation tool for a wide variety of platforms, hence its universal popularity. The new cPanel for WordPress Manager is certainly something you should look at if you want to make life a lot easier regards the day to day operation of your WordPress sites.