Recommended WordPress Plugins
MainWP is a free, fully functional, open source, self-hosted WordPress management plugin, that allows you to securely control all your WordPress sites from one central location.
And, just because it is free does not mean it’s been stripped down. The MainWP Dashboard allows you to control virtually all of your daily WordPress maintenance tasks at absolutely no cost.
The Dashboard plugin allows you to connect and control completely independent WordPress sites even those on different hosts and servers.
MainWP is the perfect solution for affiliates, marketers, developers, WordPress shops and anyone else with multiple WordPress sites.
How is MainWP free, what’s the catch, how will you continue to pay development costs?
We make money by selling Extensions.
Extensions enhance your MainWP Dashboard with additional features. The catalog of MainWP Extensions includes additional features for backups, marketing, SEO, maintenance, security, monitoring and other tools to help you build a better network.
Note: MainWP requires two (2) plugins, this Dashboard plugin and the MainWP Child plugin plugin which you install on the WordPress sites you want to control from the Dashboard
Please check the Quick Start – Setting up your MainWP support doc for more information.
Everything below and more is included in the MainWP Plugins at absolutely no charge, no tricks, no hidden fees, no nickel and diming you for every little feature and absolutely no gotchas!
Some MainWP Features:
MainWP takes the hassle out of managing your themes and plugins. The MainWP Dashboard allows easy review of which of your WordPress sites have themes and plugins that need updating.
Just one click will update all of your plugins and themes across all your sites.
Do you have a busy schedule and dread all of the work you’ll be putting into upgrading to the latest version of WordPress? Worry no more! With the click of a button from your MainWP dashboard, all of your WordPress sites will be upgraded to the latest stable version.
One Click Access
Do you have too many WordPress sites to remember? Accessing all of your WordPress sites is now a breeze with our intuitive one-click access. Navigate to your sites sub-menu and click the admin link to open, and you’re instantly and securely logged in and ready to work directly in that WordPress site!
Using the Trusted Plugin and Theme option in your MainWP Dashboard will automatically update all Plugins and Themes that you trust with no further interaction from you. Your MainWP Dashboard will alert you by email with available updates and then will auto-update them the next day.
Abandoned Plugin and Theme Alerts
When a plugin or theme hasn’t had an update in a long time we tend to forget about it which could lead to security or compatibility issues, your MainWP Dashboard will alert you of possibly abandoned plugins or themes so that you can look for a more updated plugin or theme.
Multiple Reliable Backup Options
The MainWP Dashboard offers multiple backup options. We have integrated some of the most popular backup plugins and released them as Free Backup Extensions this allows you to use the backup plugins you know and trust directly from your MainWP Dashboard.
Is there a plugin or theme that you do not want to update for compatibility or other issues? Just tell your MainWP Dashboard to ignore it and it will no longer alert you of the update.
The power of the MainWP Dashboard means that publishing content to sites is now as easy as can be. Pick your site from a list, write content, and publish, without the hassles of logging into each and every site. It’s just as easy to manage links, comments, and spam using our mass publish and delete functions.
Posting content to multiple websites can prove difficult with WordPress alone. With the MainWP Dashboard, posting content to multiple blogs couldn’t be easier. Create the content, select your blogs, and enjoy the time you saved.
Customize Your MainWP
Extensions offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their MainWP installation to their specific needs.
Developer? Code your own Extensions
Building on the core principals of WordPress, the MainWP plugin allows third-party developers to “hook” into it so anything you want can be developed for your MainWP Dashboard. You can find more information in the MainWP Codex. Build your own Extensions for both fun and profit.
Your MainWP Dashboard is hosted on your own WordPress install and not on our private servers. We do not keep records of your actions, sites, passwords or anything else.
MainWP protects you from your competitors, search engines or anyone else with prying eyes. No one will ever know you are using MainWP unless you tell them.
Developer Spy Free
We know some developers like to keep tight control of what is happening with their plugins but this is your network and we have 100% respect for your privacy. The developers do not have access to any of your sites or information.
Fully Auditable Code
Both the MainWP Dashboard and Child plugin are fully open source and GPL compliant with no obfuscated code so you always know what is running on your server. Both plugins are also maintained on GitHub for easy code access.