Are you a webmaster who manages many Divi websites? If you do, then you already know the struggles of managing multiple websites. Traditionally, you need to go to each site’s dashboard to update plugins and themes and perform general maintenance.
You can save a lot of time and stress by managing all of your Divi sites from one single dashboard. If you are managing multiple clients’ websites as part of their website maintenance plan the time saving could well be the difference between your success and failure.
In this article, we will discuss how to update multiple Divi websites from one dashboard using different WordPress Management tools.
The most popular three plugins for managing multiple Divi sites are:
Let’s get started.
Reasons behind using WordPress Management Tool
Before we show you how you can manage your Divi site using a management tool, let’s list its benefits below.
- You can monitor different aspects of your site(s) from one place
- Easily install new themes and plugins.
- Easily update WordPress core
- Easily update Divi Theme and plugins
- Manage and schedule Divi backups
- Manage WordPress options
- Manage WordPress users and comments
There are multiple benefits that you just cannot ignore when managing multiple sites at once. So, it doesn’t matter if you are a webmaster, a freelancer or a search-engine guy, WordPress management tools such as ManageWP, MainWP, and InfiniteWP can help you in your quest of staying productive and controlling your site from one dashboard.
ManageWP is one of the renowned and popular WordPress management tools out there. It is a free-to-use tool that lets you manage unlimited websites from one dashboard.
The ManageWP hosts the dashboard and hence you need to access it from their official site.
To get started, you need to connect your sites to the service. First, you need to sign up for an account. It will then redirect you to the setup process where you need to enter your name and add websites.
You can connect to your site by entering your site admin’s username and password. If you are not comfortable using your admin’s username and password, you can also the connection key which is generated when you install their ManageWP worker plugin on your site and activate it.
Once you are on the dashboard, you can see the connected sites and can perform different tasks on them.
The key benefits you get by using ManageWP as your Divi management tool include:
- Add unlimited sites
- Free of cost
- Easily update plugins and themes
- Manage backups
- Scan your site for free
- See SEO rankings
- Uptime monitoring
- Performance analysis
However, not all features are available for free. ManageWP provides additional features through the premium add-on model which you can use to add more information and control over your site(s). The add-ons are available on a monthly subscription basis.
Our next Divi management tool is MainWP. It is WPBeginner’s product and offers an excellent set of features out of the box. Just like ManageWP, you get the option to add as many websites as possible without the need to pay anything. However, to unlock additional features, you need to pay.
To get started, you need to install and activate their MainWP Dashboard plugin. Along with it, you also need to activate their MainWP child plugin on all the sites that you want to control.
The MainWP Dashboard plugin will first run the system requirements and if your site fits its requirement, you are ready!
Then, you need to connect your sites by installing the WPChild plugin.
The key MainWP features include:
- Unlimited WP sites
- Forever free
- Easily update themes, plugins, and WordPress core
- WordPress user management
- Site health and uptime monitoring
- Works with backup sites such as UpdraftPlus
As for more features, you need to check their MainWP extensions. Some of them are free, while others are available under Pro.
The pricing of Pro is as below:
- Monthy: $29 monthly: access to 28+ existing premium extensions
- Yearly: $249 yearly: everything that the monthly plan offers
- Lifetime: $399, a one-time fee and comes with lifetime support
Our last plugin in the list of Divi management tools is the InfinteWP. It is a powerful plugin and is ideal for anyone out there, including people who run agencies or are freelance developers.
The free InfiniteWP version lets you manage as many sites as you want. However, you are only limited to updating themes and plugins, along with the core update. You also get to do on-demand backups that can come in handy when planning long term. But, if you are planning to save your backups to remote storage, then you need to get a paid add-on(more on this later).
Installing and activating the InfiniteWP plugin is easy. All you need to activate the plugin on your sites.
With InfiniteWP, you can do a lot of things, including
- Manage your site bulk operations from one dashboard
- Enable off-site backups, automate them and enjoy peace of mind
- Monitor different site metrics, including uptime and performance
- Secure your site with automatic and timely security checks
- Get reports and learn more insight about your business.
The other key features include:
- 1-click admin access
- 1-click updates
- Install, migrate, and stage
- Scan for malware
- Client reporting
- Backup and restore
- Support for Google analytics
- Broken link checker
and much more!
The limited free version is a good starting point, but would not give you excellent control of your sites. For that, you need to move to the paid plans which start at $147 per year.
The plans include:
- Starter: 10 sites, $147 per year
- Developer: 20 sites, $247 per year
- Freelancer: 50 sites, $347 per year
- Agency: Unlimited sites, $447 per year
- Enterprise: Unlimited sites, $647 per year
As you can see, there are limitations on the number of sites you can manage on the paid plan as well. The unlimited plan starts from Agency, which is pricey for most users.
Which Divi management tool should you choose?
So, which one should you choose? Clearly, all three tools are excellent on their own. Hence, there is no clear winner on which one should you choose. However, I strongly suggest you get started with InfiniteWP as it offers great a set of features. But if you want to move to a paid plan, then you may want to check the other two options: MainWP and ManageWP, as their paid plan have unlimited sites to monitor.
Will these plugins/services work for my Divi site?
Yes, all are compatible with WordPress and Divi sites.