Jul 13, 2023

ICDSoft WordPress Manager Updated with New Tools and Features

We have been really focused on improving our managed WordPress tools even further. So, we are happy to introduce the next major update in the feature set of our WordPress Manager. We will go over the most important changes and enhancements below.

New Features and QoL Improvements

  • Now you have more control over what content to keep or delete when setting a staging site as live. More information on the new options is available in our documentation - Creating and using WordPress staging sites.
  • The options to Copy and to Move a WordPress installation are now available as separate buttons in the Site URL section.
  • On the WordPress Install page there is now an option to Force HTTPS for the subdomain.
  • You can change the WordPress Site title option directly from the Info section.
  • You can use the new Manage in phpMyAdmin button in the Info section to manage the WordPress database in phpMyAdmin.

New Sections for Easier WordPress Management   

  • Security - we have added a new tool here - SSL certificate (HTTPS). It checks whether you have an SSL certificate and whether WordPress uses it. You also have a Manage button for quick access to the SSL/HTTPS section of the Control Panel. We have moved three of the existing tools to the new Security section - Dashboard login protection, Secure content directories, and Access to XML-RPC.
  • Debugging - this section allows you to easily enable and disable the built-in WordPress debugging options. This can be very useful when investigating website issues.

New Helpful Tools for Performing Common WordPress Tasks Faster   

  • Reinstall WordPress core - this tool allows you to reinstall the WordPress core files without losing your website content. Reinstalling the WordPress core is useful when you want to make sure your WordPress installation is using the default core files (e.g. you may have files that are missing or that fail their checksum verification and you want to replace them).
  • If your WordPress site doesn't verify against its checksums, this is shown as an error in the WordPress health section. Now you will also see a View files link that will take you to a new page where you will be able to see files that do not verify against their checksums (i.e. they have been modified and differ from the default WordPress core files), as well as core files that are missing from the installation. You will also get the option to reinstall the WordPress core directly on this page.
  • Maintenance mode - you can use this tool to enable/disable the maintenance mode for your WordPress installation. This is useful if you want to temporarily hide your website from visitors, or if you want to get your website out of maintenance mode if it's stuck in it after an update, for example.
  • Discourage search engine indexing - this tool allows you to enable/disable the "Discourage search engines from indexing this site" option in WordPress. When enabled, this option adds the "noindex, nofollow" meta tags to your website header and removes the sitemap from the virtual robots.txt file.
  • Hotlinking prevention - this tool allows you to prevent other websites from loading resources (e.g. images) directly from your website.

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