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Guide To Managing WordPress With Softaculous

 

The WordPress Manager in Softaculous allows users to configure their WordPress websites without logging in to their dashboard. This article discusses the functionalities available in the WordPress Manager.

Please click the links below to jump to a section.

How To Access the WordPress Manager

There are two ways to access the WordPress Manager in Softaculous.

Method 1:
Click the WordPress Manager icon located at the top-right corner of the Softaculous panel.

Softaculous - WordPress Manager on top menu

Method 2:
Click the WordPress Manager icon inside the Script Installations page.

  1. Click the All Installations icon located at the top-right menu.

    Softaculous - All Installatins icon

  2. Locate the WordPress website you wish to access.
  3. Click the WordPress Manager icon to log in.
    Softaculous - All Installations - WordPress Manager icon

What Can You Do Inside the WordPress Manager

Access the WordPress Dashboard

To log in to the WordPress dashboard as the admin user without providing your password, click the Login button on the WordPress Manager page.

WordPress Manager - Login

Upgrade the WordPress Version

You can update your WordPress version via Softaculous. If you're using the current WordPress version, the WordPress Manager will display the Up to date button.

WordPress Manager - Up-tp-date Version

If a new WordPress version is available, you can upgrade by clicking the Upgrade Now button.

WordPress Manager - Version Upgrade

Adjust your WordPress Core Settings

Choose your preferred WordPress core settings from the three options provided.

Do not Auto Upgrade - The auto-upgrade feature is disabled.
Upgrade to Minor versions only - The software will be automatically upgraded with minor updates (WP update from 5.3 to 5.3.3 instead of 5.4).
Upgrade to any latest version available (Major and Minor) - For example, WP minor update from 5.3 to 5.3.3 and major update from 5.4 to 5.5.

WordPress Manager - Core Settings

Auto-Upgrade your WordPress Plugins and Themes

Choose to Enable or Disable auto-upgrade of the plugins and themes.

WordPress Manager - Update Plugins or Themes

Customize Search Engine Visibility

This feature is useful to avoid search engines indexing your website while your site is still not complete or is being cloned. You can set this feature to Disabled. Enable if you wish to index your website in these instances.

WordPress Manager - Search Engine Visibility

Set Up WordPress Cron Jobs

This feature is enabled by default. It is important to note that websites with a lot of cron are potentially resource-intensive. If you wish to manage this setting, you can choose to do so by tapping on the Enable or Disable radio button.

WordPress Manager - Cron Jobs

Manage your Website's Debug Mode

The debug mode, which is disabled by default, is useful if you encounter website issues and want to know what caused them. Simply tap the Enable or Disable radio button.

Note: It isn't recommended to leave the debug mode Enabled on your production site. While on the production site, Disable the debug mode once you have finished debugging.

WordPress Manager - Debug Mode


Other Functionalities Available in WordPress Manager

Aside from the general settings discussed above, here are the other features of the WordPress Manager.

How To Change the Website URL

Your website's site URL can be changed inside the WordPress Manager. This is useful if you accidentally changed your site URL from your WordPress dashboard and eventually locked you out from your admin panel. You can revert it to its previous site URL and get access to your website again.

To change the website URL, provide your site URL in the appropriate field, then hit the Save Site Info button.

WordPress Manager - Change Site URL

How To Change the Site Name

Want to change your WordPress site name? You can do so via Softaculous. Provide your preferred site name and click the Save Site Info button.

WordPress Manager - Change Site Name

 

How To Change the WordPress Password

The WordPress Manager gives you the option to change your WordPress dashboard's admin user or other users' passwords.

To change ANY user account's password:

  1. Click the Change Password button.

    WordPress Manager - Change Password

  2. Provide the username and preferred password for that user in the pop-up box.

    WordPress Manager - Enter Username and Password

  3. Hit Save.

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