CMS Commander has announced that their new WordPress site creation tool will be free of charge. CMS Commander specializes in helping users manage WordPress sites. The tool gives users the ability to deploy new WordPress sites to any host via FTP with pre-configured settings and pre-installed plugins.
WordPress is famous for its five-minute install, but users generally need to configure a few settings before they can publish their first post. CMS Commander has several settings you can pre-configure including: permalinks, deleting default content, and disabling the theme and plugin file editors.
You can also add plugins from the WordPress plugin directory that will be installed and activated as part of the installation process.
During the beta testing period, premium users created more than 200 websites allowing the team to fix numerous bugs. As a result of the beta testing period, CMS Commander added several other pre-configured settings. The only feature not available to free users is the ability to add commercial plugins.
The typical way to install WordPress on a webhost is to visit WordPress.org, download a zip file, extract the contents, and upload it to a webserver. This is a process that some find difficult, especially if FTP is as an unfamiliar concept or they’re not familiar with MySQL databases.
CMS Commander and other tools like it are helping to bridge the gap between the install and set up process. This allows users to more quickly get to the publishing parts of WordPress. However, if WordPress is to reach 50% marketshare, it needs to find a way to remove this friction instead of relying on third-parties.
“The typical way to install WordPress on a webhost is to visit WordPress.org, download a zip file, extract the contents, and upload it to a webserver.”
In many ways that is the easy bit.
The difficult part for new users is creating the database and adding database details to the wp-config.php file.
Presumably that step will still be required on new installs.