WordPress Toolkit in Plesk

WordPress Toolkit in Plesk

  • The WordPress Toolkit is a centralized management interface that makes it easy to install, configure, and manage WordPress.

Note: The WordPress Toolkit requires PHP 5.3 or higher. If the system PHP version on your server is a version prior to 5.3, do the following: Add a custom PHP handler version 5.3 or later, specify the path to the PHP binary, and use this custom PHP handler for subscription with the WordPress Toolkit. For more information on how to add a custom PHP handler, see the guide Command Line Reference (Command Line Reference) in the section Custom PHP Handlers: php_handler utility (PHP custom handler: utility php_handler).

You can completely disable the WordPress Toolkit by editing the Plesk configuration file. For details, see Advanced Administration Guide in the section Switching off WordPress Toolkit (Disabling the WordPress Toolkit).

All WordPress installations that have been processed via the application catalog are automatically registered in the WordPress Toolkit. This integration takes longer to install WordPress. If you want to prevent this, you can disable the automatic integration of new WordPress installations. For details, see Advanced Administration Guide in the section Switching Off Automatic Integration of WordPress Installation (Disabling the Automatic Integration of WordPress Installations).

Installing WordPress

To install WordPress in a subscription, open the appropriate subscription to manage it. Call Websites & Domains > WordPress and click To install.

The following installation options are available:

  • Click on To install start an express installation. In that case, the latest version of WordPress will be installed and the default will be used.
  • If you want a custom installation, click  and select in the menu Install (custom) out. This will allow you to select the domain where you want to install WordPress, set up the administrator user, specify the database name, and much more. However, the latest version of WordPress is always installed.
  • To install a specific version of WordPress, click  > Install version and select the desired WordPress version in the menu. This will perform a custom installation as described above, but will install the chosen version of WordPress instead of the most recent one.
Integrate WordPress installations into the WordPress Toolkit

All WordPress installations added via the WordPress Toolkit or as an APS application will automatically appear in the WordPress Toolkit. If you performed a manual installation, the installation must be manually added to the toolkit. Likewise, if you have upgraded from an older version of Plesk and have used WordPress, you will need to add existing WordPress installations to the WordPress Toolkit yourself.

To add WordPress installations to the WordPress Toolkit, call server managementWordPress and click Search, If you or your customers manually install new copies of WordPress after this search, be aware that these WordPress installations will not be added to the WordPress Toolkit. For this reason, we recommend occasionally repeating the search for new WordPress installations.

All WordPress installations added via the WordPress Toolkit or as an APS application will be permanently registered in the WordPress Toolkit. You can not disconnect the installations from the WordPress Toolkit, just remove them completely. To remove a WordPress installation, call server managementWordPress on. Click on the name of the WordPress installation and then click Remove.

However, manually added WordPress installations can not be removed using the WordPress Toolkit. You can only separate them from the WordPress Toolkit. To disconnect a WordPress installation, call server managementWordPress on. Click on the name of the WordPress installation and then click Separate, Note, however, that a separate WordPress installation will automatically be added back to the WordPress Toolkit when you perform a new search for WordPress installations.

Sign in to WordPress

To log in to a WordPress installation, call server managementWordPress on. Click on the button Log Inthat belongs to the desired WordPress installation. Note, however, that for manually added WordPress installations, you will need to provide the admin user name and password, unless you provide them earlier server management > WordPress > Name of the installation> access data at.

Manage WordPress installations

You can change the database user name, the administrator's e-mail address, the website name, and the interface language for a WordPress installation. Call for it server management > WordPress and click on the name of the installation and then on Change settings.

If you want to change the access data of the administrator, call server management > WordPress on. Then click on the name of the installation and then on access data, Here you can specify the password for the administrator account of the WordPress installation & #8211; This is used to sign in to WordPress via Plesk. If more than one administrator account has been created for the WordPress installation, select the account you want to use to log in to WordPress from the list. If you forget the password for the administrator account, you can also reset it here.

Update the WordPress installations

You can check if updates for WordPress and the themes and plug-ins you have installed are available by clicking server managementWordPress > Looking for updates call.

To update one or more WordPress installation call server management > WordPress on. Select the check boxes of the WordPress installations you want to update and click update.

To set up automatic updates for the WordPress installations, call server managementWordPress > Auto-Updates on. Select the WordPress installations for which you want to set automatic updates, and click Turn on auto-updates.

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