Support » Plugin: iControlWP - Multiple WordPress Management » this plugin and their others save my sanity on 20 sites

  • LynnW

    (@lcwoodward)


    I’ve been using iControlWP, WordPress Simple Security Firewall and WorpDrive for about 15 months now. I LOVE this system (you don’t need the others to use iControlWP).

    Specifically about the iControlWP management plugin:
    I like the speed, the dependability, the way it functions (it lets me know what’s needed and what’s done), the way it looks (the visuals and navigation flow make sense), the security features (on my sites and their’s). They continue to be pro-active in feature development and feature completeness. And best of all, customer service continues to be exceptional.

    Here are some of the iControlWP features and service that I really dig (they have more than what’s on my list here):

    It saves me a HUGE amount of time in managing 20+ sites!
    It keeps track of all the plugins on all my sites and what’s not up-to-date.
    The few plugins or themes that iControlWP cannot update due to the way they’re built, it still shows the version and update needs, so that I can login and update it as admin.
    I can update all the plugins on one site with one click.
    I can update all instances of a particular plugin on all my sites with one click.
    If an update breaks anything on a site, I can revert the update. Wow. Cool. Now I don’t need to do hours of research checking for any issues before I initiate plugin updates.
    I can see when all the above things have happened for each site.
    I can set select particular plugins to update automatically, or not. I can set core updates on my terms.
    They respond to my problems or questions about the service. Quickly! Thoroughly!
    It is something that, as a graphic designer, I can understand & count on without coding.
    They have many explanations for the “why”s of the features that are in layman’s terms in addition to tech-speak.
    I feel like they really care.

    I use their WorpDrive plugin for backups (backups that work on godaddy sites, a plus, as some do not!); it was easy to setup and test. And I use their WordPress Simple Security Firewall against attacks and spam; it has LOTS of features and works very well.

    The short story: I am much relieved to have this and their other tools for managing my WordPress sites. It truly has saved my sanity when it comes to keeping up with them all. It is key in helping me do my job well for my clients.

    I wrote about all of these plugins together on my website, if you’re interested in [Link redacted] more information in my full post.

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