How to Use the WordPress Manager in cPanel

If you have many users on your account using WordPress as their website solution, then you may want to consider using the cPanel WordPress Manager. You can learn how to use the WordPress Manager for installations, uninstalling, and automatic updates. This tool will make it easier to track and setup your WordPress installations.

NOTE: The cPanel WordPress Manager is a free addon that can be used by cPanel users. However, if you are able to use the Softaculous application installer then it would be recommended for use in place of the cPanel WordPress Manager. The cPanel WordPress Manager is only available on VPS or Dedicated server accounts.

Launching the WordPress Manager in cPanel

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. Scroll down to the section labeled Application and then click on the WordPress Manager icon.
  3. You will then see the WordPress Manager interface. If there is an installation of WordPress created by this application, then it will be listed. You can also see the option for Installing and Setting the auto-update options.

Installing WordPress using the WordPress Manager

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. select the WP Manager in cPanel

    Scroll down the section labeled Application and then click on the WordPress Manager icon

  3. Click on Install

    Click on the Install button at the top of the page

  4. select domain

    This will bring you to the installation screen. Click on the drop-down menu to select the domain that you wish to use for the WordPress install

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    Alternate: If you wish to specify all the details for the installation (domain, Admin user name, database prefix), then you can select the Show Advanced Configuration link

  6. click on the install button

    Click on the Install button in order to complete the installation

Uninstalling a WordPress site with the WordPress Manager

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. select the WP Manager in cPanel

    Scroll down the section labeled Application and then click on the WordPress Manager icon

  3. Select Install

    Click on the Install button

  4. select domain to uninstall

    Click on the drop-down menu to select the domain that you want to uninstall

  5. select uninstall button

    Click on the Uninstall button

Managing the WordPress Update Options

The cPanel WordPress Manager allows you to set the automatic update options for each WordPress installation.

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. select the WP Manager in cPanel

    Scroll down the section labeled Application and then click on the WordPress Manager icon

  3. select domain then click on Manage

    Select the installation you wish to manage and click on the Manage

  4. go to auto updates section

    Scroll down to the section labeled Automatic Updates. Select the options for the updates using the sliders

Congratulations, you now know how to install WordPress and manage the update options within the cPanel WordPress Manager. Read our article on How to Change Passwords with the WordPress Manager in cPanel for further information.

Thoughts on “How to Use the WordPress Manager in cPanel

  • When I set up my sites originally, I set them up as subdomains, but now 3 of them have their own URLs, but the WP Manager still shows them as subdomains.
    Is there some way to change that?

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