Being able to perform important WordPress management tasks in bulk is one of CMS Commander’s greatest features. By doing a usually repetitive task like updating plugins or installing a new plugin on multiple or even all your websites simultaneously you can save a lot of time. With CMS Commander there is no limit on how many websites you can control at the same time: That means updating WordPress on 100 websites does not take as long as on a single site. And that means not long at all.
This page is meant to give you an overview of all the ways in which you can manage WordPress on all your weblogs with CMS Commander. Below you can find a list of all bulk actions, with a short description of where you can perform it inside your CMS Commander account and some important things to remember. The title of each item links to the documentation article about that particular bulk action, where you can find more details.
- Update WordPress on all your websites
To upgrade all your websites to the latest version of WordPress go to your “Dashboard page” in CMS Commander. In the column titled “WordPress” you will find information for each of your sites where a new version of the WordPress core is available. With the “Update All” button you can install the new WP version to all your blogs.
- Update WordPress plugins on all your weblogs
The easiest place to upgrade all your WordPress plugins is also the “Dashboard” page: The dark button in the “Plugins” column allows you to update the plugins on all your blogs with one click. Alternatively you can also go to the “Plugins” page in your account: The “Bulk Actions” tab there allows you to update all or only specific plugins on multiple of your weblogs.
- Update WordPress themes on all your weblogs
Updating themes works just like with plugins: The easiest place to upgrade all your WordPress themes is the “Dashboard” page: The dark button in the “Themes” column allows you to update the themes on all your blogs. Alternatively you can also go to the “Themes” page in your account: The “Bulk Actions” tab there allows you to update all or only specific themes on multiple of your weblogs.
- Install a new WordPress plugin to multiple websites
Head to the “Plugins” page in your account and click on the “Install Plugin” tab at the top. Here you have the choice to upload your plugin file from 4 different sources (which are explained in more detail here) and then install the plugin to any number of your weblogs at the same time.
- Install a new WordPress theme to multiple websites
Head to the “Themes” page in your account and click on the “Install Theme” tab at the top. Like with plugins you can also upload your theme from 4 different sources and then install the theme to any number of your weblogs at the same time.
- Create automatic backups of multiple websites
Go to the “Backups” page and set up your scheduled backup task. See the documentation article linked above for details.
- Bulk create WordPress user accounts on many sites
On the “Users” page you can find the “Create Users” tab near the top which allows you to create any number of new users on one or multiple of your blogs.
- Copy WordPress settings from one to all other websites
CMS Commander’s “Configuration” page makes it possible to copy all your settings from one of your blogs to all the others or to a new blog to make setup faster.
- Bulk create WordPress posts or pages
The CMS Commander “Post Editor” page works just like the normal WP editor, with a small difference: You can post to any number of your weblogs at the same time. Especially useful if you quickly need to add a contact or privacy page to all your sites for example.
- Bulk edit WordPress posts and pages
Go to the “Content” page in CMS Commander and you will find powerful tools to edit any number of posts at the same time. You can change texts, insert links, replace affiliate IDs and much more in bulk on hundreds of posts in seconds.
- Bulk create WordPress categories
Go to the “Post Editor” page: All categories you enter here when writing an article will get created on all the blogs you are posting to if they do not exist yet.
- Bulk configure automatic WordPress updates
Go to the “Dashboard” page and press the “Automatic Updates” link to configure this new feature WordPress feature, added in the 3.7 release. You can set up automatic plugin, theme and WP core updates on any number of your weblogs at the same time with CMS Commander. For WordPress Core updates you have the choice between installing only minor or all updates automatically. Minor updates includes only security patches, fore xample the step from 3.8 to 3.8.1 but not the step from 3.8 to 3.9.