WPDASH is a new service that launched in beta today, created by a group of WordPress developers in Poland. It joins the ranks of ManageWP, WP Remote, InfiniteWP, and a handful of others that provide a centralized WordPress dashboard for managing multiple sites.
With the popularity of WordPress on the rise, many users have more than one site in operation. Those who work in development often have hundreds, if not thousands, of WordPress sites to look after, all of which require regular plugin and theme updates.
The automatic background updates introduced in WordPress 3.7 certainly ease the burden of maintenance for many WordPress agencies, but centralized dashboards are becoming critical for successfully managing backups, site uptime, and updates to themes and plugins for multiple installations.
WPDASH is entering beta with an impressive array of features for managing sites, including the following:
- Add and modify posts and comments
- Install themes and plugins
- One-click updates
- Generate reports
- Create manual and automatic backups
- Monitor server uptime and user browsing habits
- Monitor accessibility of linked pages and inbound link statistics
- Two-factor authentication with Rublon
Here’s a look at an example WPDASH overview of activity across all of your WordPress sites:
WPDASH also includes a number of advanced SEO-related features, such as integration with third-party tools for keyword monitoring and analytics services.
Since the beta period is just now starting, we’ll be monitoring users’ experiences to see how reliable the service is. WPDASH has not yet detailed its pricing, because the team is still ironing out features that will be added before launch. Beta testers have the opportunity to vote from the Features tab in the dashboard for new features that will be implemented.
If you’re curious about the new service and want to join in the testing period, you can sign up for free at WPDASH.io.