Go to WordPress to see all WordPress installations hosted on the server.
WordPress Toolkit groups information about each installation in blocks we call cards.
A card shows a screenshot of your website and features several controls that give you easy access to frequently used tools. The screenshot changes in real-time to reflect the changes you make to your website.
For example, if you switch the maintenance mode on or change the WordPress theme, the screenshot of the website will change immediately.
Note: Changes you make directly in WordPress are synchronized with WordPress Toolkit once every 24 hours. To sync manually, click the button.
When you move the mouse cursor over the screenshot of the website, the Open Site button appears. Click the button to open the website in a new browser tab.
WordPress websites are frequently targeted by hackers. WordPress Toolkit analyzes how safe your installation is by checking the following security aspects and showing the result below the screenshot of the website:
- SSL/TLS support
- Enhanced security of your website
- Installing updates
- General Information
In the “General Info” section, you see the WordPress website’s title and its WordPress version. Here you can:
- Click “Change” next to the default title to give your website a custom name.
- Click “Log in” to log in to WordPress as an administrator.
- Click “Setup” next to “Log in” to change the general WordPress settings.
In the “Tools” section, click to access the following WordPress Toolkit features:
- “Copy Data” to copy the content of your website to another.
- “Clone” to make a full copy of your website.
- “Manage Files” to manage the website’s files in File Manager.
- “Backup/Restore” to create a backup of your website and restore it if necessary.
The controls below give you easy access to the following settings and tools:
- “Search engine indexing” shows your website in search results of search engines.
- “Caching (Nginx)” speeds up the website load time and reduces server load.
- “Debugging” helps you debug a website that is not ready for viewing and being tested or developed.
- “Maintenance mode” hides your website’s content from visitors.
- “Password Protection” specifies the password you will use to log in to WordPress from Plesk.
On the remaining three tabs you can manage the installation’s plugins, themes, and change the database username and password.
- Managing Cards View
You can choose the way WordPress Toolkit shows cards. The default “Cards” view is best suited for a small number of installations. If you have a large number of installations, collapse cards, or switch to the “Tiles” or “List” view.
You can also Filter installations to manage them more easily.
- Removing and Detaching Installations
You can detach WordPress installations that you do not want to see and manage in WordPress Toolkit. Detaching does not remove the installation, it merely hides it from WordPress Toolkit. A detached installation will be attached to WordPress Toolkit again after you scan for WordPress installations. You can detach WordPress installations individually or multiple installations at a time.
To detach WordPress installations:
- Go to WordPress, choose one or more installations you want to detach, and then click the button (to detach an individual installation) or click Detach (to detach multiple installations).
- Click Detach.
Unlike detaching, removing completely deletes a WordPress installation. You can remove any installation, no matter how it was installed: using WordPress Toolkit, through the Applications page, or manually. You can remove WordPress installations individually or multiple installations at a time.
To remove WordPress installations:
- Go to WordPress, choose one or more installations you want to remove, and then click the button (to remove an individual installation) or click Remove (to remove multiple installations).
- Click Remove.
- Search Engine Indexing and Debugging
By default, a newly created WordPress Toolkit website is shown in search results of search engines. If your website is not yet ready for public viewing, switch off Search engine indexing.
If you are installing WordPress for testing or development, you can enable Debugging to automatically find and fix errors in the website code. To do so, click “Setup” next to “Debugging”, select the WordPress debugging tools you want to activate, and then click OK.