Setting up WP Remote to remotely manage your WordPress site

If you need to manage multiple WordPress sites, you may already know how much of a pain it can be to maintain them all. A lot of your time can be take up simply with various WordPress updates and backups. In this article, we will show you how to set up WP Remote to remotely manage all of your WordPress sites using a single dashboard.

  1. First, you will need to visit the WP Remote website. On the home page, click Add your first site and complete the registration form to register a new account.

  2. You should now be looking at your WP Remote dashboard. Now, you’ll need to add a site. To begin doing so, click the settings icon (it looks like a cog) and click on Add Site.

  3. A form will now appear to add a name to your site, as well as the URL to it. For example, in the screenshot to the right, I am adding my site, JeffMatson.net.

  4. You will now see the next steps in setting up WP Remote which involves installing the WP Remote plugin and entering your API key. Copy your API key into a safe place, then click the Install Plugin button.

  5. The button will direct you to your WordPress admin and upon logging in, you will be presented with the WP Remote plugin to install. Simply click on Install Now and WordPress will automatically download and install the WP Remote plugin for you. Be sure to click on Activate Plugin to activate it.

  6. At the top of your Plugins page, you will now see a message asking for your WP Remote API key. Enter it here and click the Save API Key button.

  7. Now, if you jump back over to WP Remote, click the refresh icon at the top right of where your site is displayed, you will see that your site is connected.

Congratulations! Your site is now connected to WP Remote and can be managed without logging into your WordPress admin dashboard. Now that you have WP Remote all set up, you can do things from it such as update WordPress plugins and themes, as well as generate backups.

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