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The WP Remote WordPress Plugin


The WP Remote WordPress Plugin works with WP Remote to enable you to remotely manage and update all your WordPress sites.


  • Free to monitor and update an unlimited number of sites.
  • Track and update all of your WordPress sites from one place.
  • Track and update all of your WordPress plugins and themes from one place.
  • Schedule automatic backups to AWS, SFTP, FTP.
  • Perform manual backups of your WordPress database and files.
  • Download previous backups from the one place.
  • Install and activate plugins and themes from the one place.
  • Early beta access to maekit web design business platform.


You can email us at for support.

Contribution guidelines



  • The WP Remote dashboard at
  • See all of the plugins and themes needing update across all Sites in one view.
  • Download nightly Automatic Backups.


  1. Install The WP Remote WordPress Plugin either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Sign up for an account at and add your site.


I’ve forgotten my password

Use the “I’ve forgotten my password” link on the log-in screen to generate an email with a link to reset your password.

How do I fix the “Does not appear to be a valid URL” message?
  1. If the domain name has been typed incorrectly:
    The easiest way to ensure you have the correct domain name is to open your site in a different browser window and then copy and paste the site address.

  2. If you have made recent changes to your DNS/Nameservers records:
    If this is the case then just give it a little more time and try again later.

What if I want to back up my site to another destination?

You can also store your backups on your own Amazon S3 or you can upload backups to your own server via FTP or SFTP.

How do I restore my site from a backup?

WP Remote does not provide an automated way to restore your site. We recommend downloading a copy of your backup, unzipping it and then uploading to your site’s server via FTP/SSH. Database importing can be done via your PHPMyAdmin interface or a similar tool – Your database backup can be found in the root folder of your downloaded backup zip.

Further Support & Feedback

General support questions should be posted in the WordPress support forums.

You can email us at for support.


August 13, 2018
I've been using WP Remote for years and haven't really had problems until lately. I manage 6 websites on my C-Panel hosting and they've run smoothly until the past week. After some digging, I discovered dozens of PHP Process were still running over the past 24 hours, hogging my CPU Usage, Memory Usage, Number of Processes, I/O Usage. I called my hosting provider and they recommend to turn off every plugin and experiment with each plugin. The first one I tried was the most obvious, WP Remote. I came back after 24 hours and it had half a dozen of processes still in progress and wouldn't auto-terminate. I turned off WP Remote and tried Wordfence. No problem whatsoever. I turned that off and tried a few others, but still - no problem. Turned on WP Remote once more and the same problem happened. This is very frustrating because users can't get to any of my sites and unless I manually go to my C-Panel PHP Processes and kill those in progress. In taking to both my host provider and getting advice from two WP User groups on WP, everyone agreed that there is some kind of faulty code within WP Remote that needs to be fixed.
March 7, 2018
This plugin just allows a dashboard to be used for all the domains you want to manage with it. I update everyone's website about once a month. This allows me to do so without going to their site. Once I update using this dashboard provided by WP Remote then I simply click on a button to go to the website to make sure that an update didn't break it. This is not WP Remotes function and occasionally an update will break a WordPress site. Nothing worse than hearing from a client about their broken site. So check it and then simply wait for another 30 days to update all your websites again. 🙂 WP Remote is doing a good Job so far. (y)
February 26, 2018
I loved WPremote but since Maekit has taken over it is riddled with flaws and errors. Trying to get support is Worse than pulling teeth as If you are honored with a reponse, and answer back quickly to try and keep the ball rolling, the next reponse will be non-existant. What a shame. Connection to many of the sites often fails and some even fail all the time. Update of various plugins went wrong, no report of this but having to find out the security is not there on a site and having to ftp in to correct. etc etc 2 tickets running, last response from them is weeks ago even thought hey show as online in the chat that was used to ask the questions as well.
January 3, 2018
WPRemote allows me to update all of my sites; from the one location. Makes managing sites so much easier and less time consuming. Must have tool for any freelancer.
January 3, 2018
This plugin went through a long period of no development, but the recent updates and bug fixes being done have really cleaned things up AND have also added a bunch of free extra features in maekit. The maekit team are very responsive to reported bugs so its great to see them being so proactive while working on the plugin. Really looking forward to see where they take it in the future 🙂
January 3, 2018
As a freelance web designer, I can now update and manage all my sites under one roof in a fraction of the time. Absolute must have!
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Contributors & Developers

“The WP Remote WordPress Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“The WP Remote WordPress Plugin” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog (11 January 2019)

  • Backport bug fix for theme updates from v3.0.a
  • Plugins will now be re-installed if they vanish and add in user_abort prevention. (9 January 2019)

  • Backport WPEngine bug fix from v3.0.a (3 December 2017)

  • Correct handling of up_to_date error

2.8.4 (3 December 2017)

  • Modify error message response in certain situations

2.8.3 (21 November 2017)

  • Add endpoint to validate plugin update
  • Improved error handling
  • Fix ‘Clear Api’ redirect

2.8.2 (25 October 2017)

  • Change settings page function name for compatibility
  • Allow the WP Remote API key to be updated from CLI

2.8.1 (10 October 2017)

  • Add link to clear API key from the plugin settings page.
  • Prevent WP Remote from clearing the API key on deactivation
  • Clear API key on uninstall (31 August 2017)

  • Bug fix for PHP < 5.4

2.8.0 (30 August 2017)

  • Modify plugin activation and return plugin active status to WP Remote (25 August 2017)

  • Bug fix for php 5.4 and lower (25 August 2017)

  • Add Fallback method for when current user isn’t found

2.7.9 (22 August 2017)

  • Query DB to find an admin user to run updates

2.7.8 (20 July 2017)

  • Replaced mysql class and functions with mysqli

2.7.7 (20 April 2017)

  • Fixed fatal error with backup location

2.7.6 (18 Sept 2014)

  • Fixed issue with plugins not being reactivated when updated on an MU WordPress install
  • Fixed issue with child themes reporting an available update whenever the parent theme has an available update

2.7.5 (10 Sept 2014)

  • Fixed WordPress 4.0 issues with json_encode of a WP_Error object which would result in malformed responses from the WP_Remote WordPress plugin
  • Added FAQ to readme
  • Updated incompatible plugins list

2.7.3 (12 May 2014)

  • Added the ability to return basic content information for the site – post count, user count, plugin count etc.
  • Updated contribution guidelines

2.7.2 (22 January 2014)

  • Misc improvements to the accuracy of the backup restart mechanism.
  • Inline styles to insure the API key prompt always appears, even if a theme or plugin may hide admin notices.

2.7.1 (23 December 2013)

  • Bug fix: Restore plugin and theme installation mechanism.
  • Bug fix: On some hosts where getmypid() wasn’t permitted, the backup process would be prematurely reported as killed.

2.7.0 (19 November 2013)

  • Improved durability of backups where the backup process can take more than 90 seconds.
  • New API support for posts, comments, and fixed support for users (oops).
  • Reporting and update integration with premium plugins that support ManageWP’s API implementation.
  • Plugin, theme, and core updates now respect the DISALLOW_FILE_MODS constant.

2.6.7 (27 October 2013)

  • API improvement: specify database- and file-only backups
  • Bug fix: Make the backup download URL accessible on Apache servers again. The protective .htaccess was being generated with the wrong key.

2.6.6 (23 October 2013)

  • Bug fix: Due to some files moving around, WP Remote wasn’t able to properly update the current version of the plugin.

2.6.5 (23 October 2013)

  • Incorporated a more reliable plugin re-activation process after update.
  • Bug fix: Properly delete backup folders for failed backups. Users may want to look inside of /wp-content/ for any folders named as *-backups. If they were created by WP Remote, they can be safely deleted.
  • Bug fix: Log the proper fields in history when a new user is created.

2.6.4 (2 October 2013)

  • Misc API improvements for Premium.
  • Bug fix: Disable all premium plugin and theme updates. Causing fatals too often.
  • Bug fix: Restore FTP-based core, theme, and plugin updates by properly accessing the passed credentials.

2.6.3 (10 September 2013)

  • Bug fix: Disabled updating BackupBuddy through WP Remote for BackupBuddy v4.1.1 and greater. BackupBuddy changed its custom update mechanism (as it’s a premium plugin), which caused the WP Remote plugin not to function properly.

2.6.2 (2 September 2013)

  • Bug fix: Reactivating plugin after plugin upgrade.

2.6.1 (26 August 2013)

  • Add multiple API keys to your WP Remote plugin with a wpr_api_keys filter if you’d like to use more than WP Remote account with the site.
  • Plugin now supports localization. Please feel free to submit your translation.
  • Update HM Backup to v2.3
  • Bug fix: Properly handle timestamp values in database backups.
  • Bug fix: Use super randomized backup directories.


  • Change to using better hmac style authentication
  • Fix error for sites running =< WordPress 3.1


  • Remove BackUpWordPress, backups are now handled by the HM Backup class.
  • BackUpWordPress can now be used alongside WP Remote without issues.
  • Exclude .git and .svn folders from backups automatically.

2.4.12 & 2.4.13

  • Upgrade bundled BackUpWordPress to 2.1.3.
  • Fix an issue with Download Site on Apache servers.
  • Set the correct location for the BackUpWordPress language files.

2.4.10 + 2.4.11

  • Plugin release shenaningans.


  • Pull in latest BackUpWordPress which fixes a possible Fatal error caused by url_shorten being called outside the admin.


  • Pull in latest BackUpWordPress which fixes a possible Fatal error caused by misc.php being included to early.


  • Update to BackUpWordPress 2.1
  • Fix an issue that could cause backups to be run when they shouldn’t have.
  • Only hide the backups menu item if the site doesn’t have any non wpremote schedules.
  • Hide all BackUpWordPress admin notices.
  • Fix the button styles for the save API Key button in WordPress 3.5
  • Fix a possible warning in the WP_Filesystem integration, props @tillkruess (github).
  • Support for updating the Pagelines premium theme, props @tillkruess (github)


  • Support for updating the BackupBuddy premium plugin, props @tillkruess (github)

2.4.1 – 2.4.5

  • Minor bug fixes


  • Backups are now powered by BackUpWordPress.
  • The BackUpWordPress Plugin can no longer be run alongside WP Remote.
  • Show a message if a security plugin is active which could affect WP Remote.
  • Emphasise that you can deactivate the plugin to clear your API key.


  • PHP 5.2.4 compat.


  • WP_Filesystem support for servers which don’t allow PHP direct filesystem access.
  • Support for monitoring and updating Gravity Forms.


  • Implemented API call for Core updates


  • Fixed excludes for backups directories
  • Started on remote core upgrades
  • Fix memory limit in WP 3.1


  • Use WPR_HM_Backup instead of HM_Backup (fixes compatibilty with backupwordpress)


  • Start keeping a changelog of plugin changes
  • Pass home_url, site_url and admin_url to WP Remote instead of guessing at them, fixes issues with the urls being wrong for non-standard WordPress installs
  • Better error message when you have the wrong API key entered.