We take great pride in announcing that wpCentral has reached 50,000+ Active WordPress installs on 14th November, 2019. This is the first step towards making wpCentral the best WordPress Website Management tool.
It is a great achievement which we would like to share with our users. We would like to thank our users for all their help and support.
We have recently launched a new feature Post Management and we are working on Comments Management next. You can find our entire documentation here.
wpCentral is a single-dashboard panel where users can manage all their WordPress Websites. By managing we mean:
Users can login to their website’s admin dashboard on just one click without the need to remember the admin credentials of each website.
Users can manage the plugins and themes (activate, deactivate, delete, install, update, etc) on just single click.
Users can manage their posts easily. Users can even Publish a post present on one website to another website on just single click.
Users can secure their websites by creating Backups.
Users can create remote backups on servers using FTP/FTPS, SFTP, on dropbox, google drive, etc
Users can also automate their backups by setting a particular schedule.
Users can also make a new WordPress install on their existing/new website using wpCentral on a single click.
Users can also create sets of their favourite plugins and themes which they can install on any website on just one click.
We are working hard in making wpCentral a single stop solution to all the management issues faced by users while managing their WordPress websites.
Users can also install a new WordPress on their website using wpCentral with just one-click. The guide for the same can be followed here
Plugins can be installed and managed (activated, de-activated, updated and deleted) on single or multiple WordPress websites without the need to login to each website separately. Users can also see the list of installed plugins and check the status of each.
Themes can be installed and managed (activated, updated and deleted) on single or multiple WordPress websites without the need to login to each website separately. Users can also see the list of installed themes and check the status of each.
Backups & Restore
You can take backups of your websites with just one click. Backups can be restored anytime if you loose your data.
1-click Admin Access
Save the need to remember each website’s admin login credentials. You can access your website’s admin panel on just one-click from wpCentral. Click here to follow the guide
wpCentral has also launched the Premium version which includes the following additional features:
Users can create sets of their commonly used WordPress plugins and themes in wpCentral which they can then directly install on the websites instead of going and installing each plugin and theme separately on each website. Here is the guide to the same.
Remote Backups & Restore
User’s can even create their website’s backup on a Remote server(i.e you can take backups of your website on other server via FTP, FTPS and SFTP or on Dropbox and GoogleDrive.) using wpCentral’s Remote Backup feature following the guide here.
Users can also schedule their backups so that they don’t have to manually go and create them for each website. Click here for more details.
WordPress is a most popular, easy-to-install website builder in the world. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your recipe site to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee.
Following guide will assist you to install WordPress manually.
Pre-requisites for installing WordPress
Web browser to perform the installation
Access to your web server via FTP or shell
MySQL server where you can create user and database
Download the latest WordPress package and unzip the same in the directory on your web server where you want to install.
If you want to make the installation in the root of your domain such as http://mydomain.com/ , unzip the package in the root directory of your web server.
If you want to make the installation in a subdirectory of your website such as http://mydomain .com/wp/ , create the ‘wp’ directory in the root of your web server and unzip the package in this directory.
Create a database for your WordPress installation on your web server. Also create a MySQL user giving all the privileges to access and modify the database.
Now initiate the installation process by accessing the URL in your web browser.
The access URL will be http://mydomain.com/ , if you uploaded the WordPress files to the root directory of your web server.
If you uploaded the WordPress files to a subdirectory named ‘wp’, then the access URL will be http://mydomain .com/wp/
On accessing the URL, WordPress installation will begin.
Select the language you want for your WordPress installation and continue.
You will be notified to get the database and the database user ready. Click on Let’s Start to enter the details.
After entering the database details, click on Submit. WordPress will test the database connection. If correct, main installation process will now begin.
You will be prompted to enter the basic site details such as Site Name, admin username and password, email id, etc. Fill in the details and click Install.
Thats it! WordPress is now installed on your domain.
You can now access your website or login to the website’s dashboard with the username and password entered.
Should you find the above process tedious, there is this simpler way to install WordPress using wpCentral in just one-click. You can find the guide to install WordPress using wpCentral here.
Note: If you install the WordPress from wpCentral panel, wpCentral plugin will be installed alongwith and also your website will be added to your wpCentral panel account. You can now manage(Plugins, Themes, Backups, Restore, etc) your website from here itself.
We hope this article was helpful to you to achieve WordPress installation. If you have any queries or suggestions, do write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WordPress 5, on its release, brought a lot of changes including a new content editor called the Gutenberg editor thus replacing the old Classic editor which has been in use for many years. The new editor brings with it a completely different approach to content editing in the form of blocks.
But some users are facing difficulty in adapting to the new editor, hence here is the guide to disable Gutenberg and continue using the Classic Editor.
Introduction to Gutenberg
Gutenberg is a new WordPress editor which completely changes the face of editing in WordPress. It uses drag and drop blocks for content writing, helping you to focus on the content instead of customizing the code. You don’t need to be an apt developer to build your custom posts and pages if you are using Gutenberg.
Classic editor is similar to Microsoft Word with a clean writing area, whereas Gutenberg editor provides blocks for headings, paragraphs, lists, images, plugins, videos, etc. You can simply style the editor to look like the Published Page using Gutenberg.
Some writers and bloggers are finding hard time using Gutenberg due to reasons such as they find the block based editing system complex, they are unfamiliar with the new editor, etc. Fortunately, WordPress provides an easy way to disable Gutenberg and switch back to the Classic Editor.
Method 1: Activate the Classic Editor Plugin
The WordPress contributors provide a Classic Editor Plugin which we can use to switch back to the classic editor look.
Firstly, install and activate the Classic Editor Plugin. As soon as it is activated, it will disable the Gutenberg editor.
You can change the setting to switch between the editors so as to use whichever and whenever you want.
Go to WordPress admin Dashboard -> Settings -> Writing Page -> Classic Editor Settings. Select the option that is suitable for you as the default editor and select the option to switch between the editors to Yes and click on Save Changes button.
Now when you go to Posts -> Add New, you will see the option to switch to other editor on the right side:
Editing the older posts can also be done using the Classic Editor. Go to Posts -> All Posts page. You will find options ‘Edit(Block Editor)’ and ‘Edit(Classic Editor)’ below the post. Click on the one suitable for you to edit the post.
Method 2: Use Disable Gutenberg Plugin
There is another plugin called disable Gutenberg which provides the option to select certain user roles and post types to disable the Gutenberg plugin on while still using it on other posts. Firstly install and activate this plugin.
Once you activate this plugin, you will find its settings under the Settings menu with the title ‘Disable Gutenberg’. Visit this page by clicking on the link to configure the plugin settings.
Gutenberg will, by default, be disabled everywhere for all the users. You will find an option ‘Complete Disable’ which you need to uncheck in order to select the users and posts to disable the editor for.
Once you uncheck the option, page will expand to display more options for user roles, posts, post types, theme templates, etc. which you can select individually for disabling the Gutenberg on. Once selected, click on Save changes button to save the changes.
Since the Gutenberg editor is new in WordPress, there are certain themes and plugins which are not yet compatible with the Gutenberg editor and still rely on the Classic editor.
This option to selectively disable Gutenberg editor seems quite helpful in such a scenario.
We hope this article was helpful to you in switching between the Gutenberg Editor and the Classic Editor!
GoDaddy does not offer Softaculous with their VPS hence some users face difficulty in installing Softaculous and need to open a support ticket with us to install Softaculous. Hence we decided to write up an article which explains the process.
Note : In order to install Softaculous you should have a control panel installed on your VPS. E.g. cPanel, Directadmin, Plesk
1. Enable Ioncube in 3rd Party PHP binary
Login to your WHM as root user and go to Tweak Settings page
Go to PHP tab
Select the Ioncube checkbox
Click on Save button
2. SSH to your VPS
SSH to the VPS as the user you had chosen while setting up the VPS (GoDaddy does not allow to setup SSH access with root user).
Execute the following command to escalate as root user
3. Softaculous Install Commands
Now that you have successfully logged in your server we will start with Softaculous installation. Execute the below commands as root to install Softaculous.