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Get your life back: Seven ways the MainWP Dashboard saves you time

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“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

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You got in the business of entrepreneurship for many reasons. One of those reasons is to do all of the things you love. Imagine your surprise when you finally started working for yourself when you found out you don’t have any time.

You have to do everything from admin, o development, to client management, to cleaning your offices’ bathrooms. Then, you hustle up dozens if not hundreds of WordPress clients only to have them calling you for maintenance issues. Now, you have to maintain these websites you have built for the client.

That’s where MainWP comes in, my young padawan.

If you are ever going to be the WordPress Jedi you hope to be, you have to learn to use the Force. The Force being the tools that have been created to help Jedi everywhere manage their time a little better.

Tap into the power of the MainWP Dashboard to help you get your life back! Today, we discuss seven ways the dashboard will help you save time.

Updates

MainWP lets you run all necessary updates from one dashboard. The days of logging into multiple dashboards are over. How many sites do you manage? How much time does it take for you to login to that site and update WordPress or the plugins?

Let’s say you manage 20 WordPress websites and it takes you 15 minutes to log in and update. That is roughly 5 hours. Five hours each week you log in to your websites and update, and that’s if you performer these tasks 5 hours straight. Who does that?

You may take a break, go to the bathroom, go to lunch. That is most of one whole day.

With MainWP, you log in one time, update your sites, and move on to the next task. Within an hour you are done, maybe less.

Backups

Backups are necessary. You never know when you have a site to break and you have to get the site back up as soon as possible. Therefore, smart WordPress consultants create backups regularly. There are a number of good backup plugin options on the market for WordPress.

Taking advantage of the MainWP Backup extensions, you can set up and run your backups from one dashboard for all of your sites. You can backups to run at the frequency you wish.

Uptime Monitoring

If you had to set up uptime monitoring for each and every client website, can you imagine going to each dashboard and connecting to your monitoring? MainWP eliminates that pain by allowing you to connect to Uptime Robot to monitor all your sites. You can check the results in your MainWP dashboard and include that in your client reports.

Broken Links
Broken Links

Check broken links

Broken links can be a nightmare both for your client as well as their website visitor.

According to Ben Fox,

Google recommends checking your site for broken links on a regular basis. Doing it manually would be a nightmare, so today we’re going to look at a few tools to speed things up.

One of the options Fox mentions is the Broken Link Checker plugin. If you use MainWP, you can take advantage of the Broken Link Checker extension to monitor broken links for all or your sites within your central dashboard.

Performance monitoring

A tremendous value-add for your client is monitoring their website’s performance. MainWP offers two extensions to help you monitor a website’s performance. First is the Page Speed Extension. The extension integrates with Google Pagespeed Insights plugin to monitor the speed of the site in various areas including posts, pages, and categories.

The second extension you can take advantage of is the Rocket Extension which allows MainWP to integrate with the popular plugin WP Rocket.

With the MainWP Rocket Extension you can control the WP Rocket settings for all your child sites directly from your MainWP Dashboard. This includes giving you the ability to manage your preferences, clear or pre-load cache on your child sites. MainWP

Security – vulnerability checker

Security is a huge value add for your clients. Being able to stay on top of vulnerable plugins is a full-time job. You can definitely check news from Sucuri and Wordfence, but if you are busy, things can fall the cracks. You need help and MainWP provides that in the form of the Vulnerability Checker.

MainWP Vulnerability Checker extension uses WPScan Vulnerability Database API to bring you information about vulnerable plugins and themes on your Child Sites so you can act accordingly. MainWP

MainWP has five extensions that integrate with popular security plugins as well.

 

Analytics

You likely create a Google Analytics account and reporting for your client. Being able to take a quick glance at the numbers to make sure everything is working fine saves lots of time. With the Google Analytics extension, you can do just that right inside your central MainWP dashboard.

You can create a widget for each child site and display them so you can quickly scan the traffic. This allows you to know quickly if there is a major drop off that there is a problem with the site.

Conclusion

It is important to note that some of the extensions are free, many are not. They are available with a membership of MainWP, however.

MainWP can help in so many ways including saving you countless hours of logging into multiple dashboards to check multiple settings.

As developers we a have limited amount of time, so using tools such as MainWP can help streamline our process and give us back hours we can use to spend with our families.

Ready to get your life back? Ready to save some time?

Get started today! 

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Todd Jones
Along with being the resident writer for MainWP and content hacker at Copyflight, I specialize in writing about startups, entrepreneurs, social media, WordPress and inbound marketing topics.
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