cPanel has been providing WordPress via Site Software for several years, however, there have been some limitations. In the past year, cPanel has sought to not only remove those limitations but also provides server and site administrators with new capabilities. In June of last year, they released the first iteration of WordPress Manager and the updated WordPress package via Site Software.
In order to help server and site administrators transition, cPanel has developed a deprecation plan that will allow users to be moved to the new package system. Before cPanel gets into the deprecation plan, let’s take a look at the benefits of the new WordPress package with WordPress Manager.
Benefits of WordPress Manager
1. Automatic Updates
The new WordPress package comes with Automatic Updates enabled by default and allows the user to enabled/disable Automatic Updates via the WordPress Manager plugin. This update allows users to circumvent delays when it comes to getting the latest security fixes.
2. Self-Service Tools
WordPress Manager has self-service tools for site administrators, including the ability to change the password for any WordPress Administrator account.
1. WordPress Manager for WHM
Server administrators will have much of the same functionality available to them as the site administrators have, in addition to new features designed to make managing a server of WordPress instances easier, more intuitive, and less of a hassle.
2. Staging to Production Cloning
Site administrators will have the ability to stage changes to their sites in a staging area, then migrate the changes to their production site with the click of a button.
3. User Management
Site administrators will have the ability to create email accounts for their site via the WordPress Administrator Dashboard.
1. cPanel & WHM 70
- Server administrators are given a script that will remove the automatic update restrictions from WordPress Legacy instances, leaving the setting disabled, and convert the configuration files to those of the new WordPress package.
- New installations of the WordPress Legacy package are prevented in WHM and cPanel.
- All servers which have the WordPress Legacy package installed via WHM Site Software will have the new WordPress package with WordPress Manager installed automatically, to help users make a seamless transition.
- Site administrators will have the ability to enable Automatic Updates on WordPress Legacy instances via WordPress Manager. Upon doing so, the configuration files will be converted to those of the new WordPress package
2. cPanel & WHM Version 72
- Provide a WHM WordPress Manager control panel allowing Server Administrators to manager WordPress instances across the server.
- Ability for a Server Administrator to convert all WordPress Legacy instances to the new WordPress package.
3. cPanel & WHM Version 74
- Automatic conversion of any remaining WordPress Legacy instances to the new WordPress package.
Hostens has plans to start using cPanel soon.
The post originally appeared on: blog.cpanel.com