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How to Use WordPress Manager in cPanel

A Comprehensive Guide for Updating Plugins, Themes, WordPress Version, and User Management.

Jamie G. avatar
Written by Jamie G.
Updated over a week ago

WordPress is the world's most popular Content Management System (CMS) that helps individuals and businesses create and manage their websites. One of the most critical aspects of maintaining a WordPress site is to keep it up to date with the latest versions of plugins, themes, and the core WordPress software. In this article, we will guide you on how to use WordPress Manager in cPanel to update plugins, update themes, update the WordPress version, and manage users.

What is WordPress Manager in cPanel?

cPanel is a web hosting control panel that allows users to manage their websites easily. WordPress Manager is a cPanel plugin that simplifies the process of managing WordPress sites. With WordPress Manager, users can install, update, and manage WordPress sites without any technical knowledge.

How to access WordPress Manager in cPanel?

To access WordPress Manager, log in to your cPanel account, and search for WordPress Manager in the search bar. Once you find it, click on it, and you will be directed to the WordPress Manager dashboard.

Updating Plugins using WordPress Manager in cPanel

Plugins are a crucial component of WordPress sites that add extra functionality to your website. Updating plugins is essential to ensure that your website runs smoothly and remains secure. Here's how you can update plugins using WordPress Manager in cPanel.

Step 1: Go to WordPress Manager and select the website you want to update:

select wordpress website

Step 2: Click on the "Mange Plugins" button to the right.

Step 3: You will see a list of installed plugins. Select the blue arrows next to the plugin you want to update and wait for it to update to the latest version:

update plugin

Updating Themes using WordPress Manager in cPanel

Themes are the visual component of WordPress sites that define how your website looks. Updating themes is essential to ensure that your website is up-to-date with the latest design trends and security features. Here's how you can update themes using WordPress Manager in cPanel.

Step 1: Go to WordPress Manager and select the website you want to update:

select website

Step 2: Click on the "Mange Themes" button to the right.

Step 3: You will see a list of installed themes. Select the blue arrows next to the theme you want to update and wait for it to update to the latest version.

ℹ️ Note that updating your theme may cause customizations to be lost so ensure that you have a recent backup in cPanel > JetBackup5.

update theme

Updating WordPress Version using WordPress Manager in cPanel

Keeping your WordPress software up to date is crucial to ensure that your website is secure and functioning optimally. Here's how you can update your WordPress version using WordPress Manager in cPanel.

Step 1: Go to WordPress Manager and select the website you want to update:

select installation

Step 2: Click on the "Upgrade Now" button then the "Upgrade" button on the next page:

upgrade wordpress

Step 3: After the update completes, check your site for issues. You'll see the current version of WordPress installed on your site when you go back to WordPress Manager.

User Management using WordPress Manager in cPanel

Managing users is an essential aspect of running a WordPress site. WordPress Manager in cPanel allows you to add and manage users without having to log in to the WordPress dashboard. Here's how you can manage users using WordPress Manager in cPanel.

Step 1: Go to WordPress Manager and select the website you want to manage:

select installation

Step 2: Click on the "Manage Users" link:

manage users

Step 3: You will see a list of current users on your site that you can change the password for by clicking the dropdown menu. To add a new user, click on the "Add User" tab and fill out the form then click the "Add User" button:

add user

You should definitely take the time to explore all the features WordPress Manager has to offer. It is an amazing platform and if you take the time to get to know the features then you will be able to manage your WordPress sites even better!

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