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Best Tool to Manage Multiple Wordpress Installations

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by deluxeedition, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. deluxeedition

    deluxeedition Newbie

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    What Tool do you guys use to control multiple wordpress accounts?

    I'm looking for something that allows you to create the Wordpress installation with then be able to upgrade wordpress, upgrade plugins and approve comments all from 1 central location. Does such a thing exist? I've looked at the following but not sure if they are the best or even do what I want them to:

    wpreloaded.com
    wp-hive.com
    mass-automation.com/products/wp-cloner/

    Any help is appreciated.
     
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  2. jerra

    jerra Regular Member

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    I'm NOT sure but maybe Wordpress MU (Multi User). I'm trying to install it as we speak!! I believe you can create Multiple Blogs from one install, and update etc.
     
  3. MirniPobjednik

    MirniPobjednik Registered Member

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    You may not like what i ll say but i think you are caught into what id call googlitis.... its a pleasant illness because it stops you from doing the real testing ... i suffer from it myself.
    Google for mass wordpress manager or something, i think i saw a product that could mass upload, manage, create subdomains etc.
     
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  4. rawasch

    rawasch Junior Member

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    Do you want to install all the Wordpress installations on the same domain (i.e. as subdomains)? If so WP-Hive and WP-MU should be able to do what you want just fine... I've only tested WP-Hive for this though, which worked well.
     
  5. deluxeedition

    deluxeedition Newbie

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    MirniPobjednik - Trust me I googled that's how I found the three (3) others listed in the post but wasn't completely sure what terms to search for.

    rawasch - Thanks for that - I was hoping for one that could be controlled across multiple hosts but the Hive is free so it may just have to be the one.

    Any other ideas?
     
  6. surferket

    surferket Junior Member

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    Try WP ManagerDX

    HTML:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/50584-get-wp-managerdx-2-38-auto-poster.html
     
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  7. deluxeedition

    deluxeedition Newbie

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    surferket - That may be exactly what I was looking for seems to have all the features

    ~Easy Install
    ~Easy Upgrades
    ~Multiple Hosts "even though they don't recomend it"
     
  8. Metal425

    Metal425 Regular Member

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    Great tool, I reccomend you try it out. :)
     
  9. sandchica

    sandchica Regular Member

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    I tried wpmanagerDX but I don't like that it won't accept all the plugins I use. It makes everything else easy but I still need to do some installation work after using it. Is there anything that will allow all plugins?
     
  10. rokape

    rokape Newbie

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    And how ab blog ogernizer?
     
  11. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    thanks for making this thread. i'm just about to the point where i'm going to look for something like this.

    Ok, are there any negative aspects of a utility such as this? Like, can google detect "hey, these 500 blogs have all been controlled by the same person/ID... must be a blog farm... BAN"????
     
  12. hobbit5

    hobbit5 Newbie

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    Hey Deluxedition:

    Did you ever find a suitable tool?

    I see many other similar threads here, but no great solutions.

    Hive, and MU, and WpManagerDX all appear to only work on ONE server, or only build subdomains.

    I want a tool to manage multiple blogs, on multiple domains, on multiple servers, from one interface.

    A mass installer/cloner would be nice, too, but that could be separate from a MANAGER.

    Here are some to consider:
    1. http://wordpressmassinstaller.com/ $25/month
    2. Wordpress Direct http://www.wpdirect.com/ $147/month.
    3. Blog Matrix Pro http://www.blogmatrixpro.com/ $997.
    4. http://www.bloggingmaster.com $1497.
    5. http://www.mass-automation.com $97 - $199?

    Blog Matrix Pro seems to have it all, but is friggin $997.
     
  13. hobbit5

    hobbit5 Newbie

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    Did anybody every find a good tool for doing this??
     
  14. greenhatter

    greenhatter Newbie

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    Wordpress Direct helps manage mutliple sites and domains.

    There is also a new tool called BlogSense worth trying out.

    Virtual Multiblog is kind of a manager but not really.

    h**p://striderweb*com/nerdaphernalia/features/virtual-multiblog/

    Blogs Organizer

    h**p://bo*cheapestwebsoftware.com/

    I haven't had a chance to test everything. I'm using Wordpress Direct because I got a good deal on it.
     
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  15. hobbit5

    hobbit5 Newbie

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    Greenhatter:
    Thanks for the tip on CheapestWebSoftware.com. I examined the Blogs Organizer, and it is almost what I am after, but it appears to only allow about 10 fixed elements of a Wordpress blog to be changed using the BO interface.

    I am really looking for something more robust.... that can manage multiple blogs hosted on multiple domains, on multiple servers, from one gui.

    Mass-automation's WP CLoner may do some of this, but apparently not all plugins can be managed correctly....

    Anybody else? I cannot believe no one has a product out there that does this!
     
  16. K1w12k3

    K1w12k3 Junior Member

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    Just curious, but what features would you be looking for in an automation tool?
    I'm working on something that allows you to create custom WP configurations that you can use to create autoblogs, provided you have the required plugins (I don't supply plugins with the software).
    Because plugins are created differently by different people, there's no way to guarantee that you can auto-install/activate, btw.

    So basically, you take a fresh copy of WP, and change settings to how you want them.
    First post, first comment, first page, etc.
    Add/edit and set default themes.
    Add/edit and activate plugins.
    Create a custom package that you then upload to your host.

    What other features would you need?
     
  17. hobbit5

    hobbit5 Newbie

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    Other features..... not my strong suit, but here are some that appeal:

    Want to add a new plugin, want to change the theme of your blog, want to add new categories, new posts, new subscription form, banner, edit your header...? this can all be done directly from Blog Matrix Pro without ever logging into each wordpress blog.

    Automatic Plugins - If you find new plugins simply drag and drop them to your Plugin Folder and they will be automatically available for all of your blogs instantly.

    Always Stay Updated - upgrade your blog with the click of a button when WordPress releases a new update.

    Cheers.
     
  18. K1w12k3

    K1w12k3 Junior Member

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    Hmmm...most are reasonably easy, actually.
    The only one that is a problem is the plugin. The issue with plugins is that everyone codes plugins differently, so for one plugin the main file will be index.php while for others it's named dolly.php or whatever. Other plugins have multiple files, so how does the software know which one to use? The way I get around it is to make sure that the user selects the right file for each plugin, but once that's done, the plugin is auto activated so when you upload the files, your blog's ready to run.
    Thanks for the feedback, though, I'm sure some of the features will be used for the next version. :)
     
  19. hobbit5

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    So you don't think that any product like this already exists? Is that why you are developing your own?

    Thanks.
     
  20. K1w12k3

    K1w12k3 Junior Member

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    There are server based products that do this, but only one that works on a desktop.
    The server ones also usually require either fantastico or cpanel, and those aren't always available. Even though this package is desktop based you still need cpanel (I think - could be fantastico) to be able to run the installation remotely.

    Code:
    http://wpdesktop.com/
    You can get it for $10 off, though. ;)

    Code:
    http://wpdesktop.com/wso/
    I'm looking developing something that's desktop and ftp based, to suit my own needs.
     
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