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  1. WordPress Toolkit: Reseller Plans to use individual sets

    A a reseller I would like to be able to create my own specific plug-in 'sets' for my WordPress customers. Normally this should be done at this level, not by the 'top level' administrator.

    Maybe it is possible to use the same tab and visualize created sets from resellers with an icon.

    70 votes

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    7 comments  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Once upon a time we have released sets for resellers in WPT v5.2 a couple of minutes ago.

    We’ve also managed to ensure that resellers can automatically provision WordPress with one of their sets when a new subscription is created.

    Let us know on our forum if you have any feedback.

    —AK

  2. WordPress Installation tool: Change directory Url

    It needs a possibility to change the URL or reload the correct Url of the installtion.

    36 votes

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    10 comments  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Starting with WPT 4.6, WordPress administrators can automatically update their website URL in the WordPress database and wp-config.php file based on the actual current URL. This procedure is particularly useful after migrating a website from a different location like your local workstation. The Update Site URL feature is available in the “hamburger” (context drop-down menu) on a WordPress site card.

    If you have feedback on this feature, let us know at our forum (https://talk.plesk.com) or other communication channels.

    —AK

  3. Autoconfigure NGINX for WordPress Permalinks

    WordPress Permalinks are not working with Nginx.
    The Webpage shows the error: wordpress 404 ngix
    The URL-rewriting with other Permalinks than pageID is not working with Nginx.

    Implementing this seems not easy (for me), just when you also want to use a WP caching tool.
    Have a look here:

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Nginx

    Please implement this out of the box by activating with checkbox etc...

    Thanks

    29 votes

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    1 comment  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have addressed this request to a certain (reasonable) extent. Specifically:

    • WP permalinks will work if nginx works in the nginx-only mode for a website, serving FPM
    • WP permalinks won’t work if nginx is working as a proxy in front of Apache
    • WP permalinks won’t work in case of custom error pages.

    This change is available since around WPT 4.3.2. Let us know if you have any questions or comments on our forum: https://talk.plesk.com/forums/wordpress-toolkit.750/

    —AK

  4. add the option to add custom wordpress themes and plugins and enable the user to set those as standard for installation

    As of now only the standard free Wordpress themes and plugins are available. This is kinda stupid since professional sites rely on professional themes and plugins being bought from reliable vendors.

    As such it even makes sense to remove all basic themes upon installation.

    The ideal option would be:
    1. Supply and store a custom Wordpress theme or plugin in Plesk (which might include also a Child-theme)
    2. Offer the option to supply that theme or plugin from 1. as standard to any Wordpress installation
    3. Offer the option to update/upgrade the theme or plugin centrally

    In themes it is…

    28 votes

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    7 comments  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey everyone,

    We have released the ability to upload and install custom plugins and themes in WPT 2.5. Uploaded plugins/themes are added to the plugin/theme pool and are available for installation. You can also add them to plugin/theme sets and preinstall them whenever a new subscription is created.

    If you have other ideas or feedback on how this feature works, reach us at our forum here: https://talk.plesk.com/forums/plesk-extensions.725/.

    Thank you for your feedback!

  5. Allow the automatic installation of wordpress inside a service plan

    Hi,

    can be a very interesting feature the possibility to create a service plan that when is used he create automatically a wordpress installation and send data to the customer email.

    Very very interesting as WP now is a really standard over internet website creation.

    Thanks

    27 votes

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  6. Plesk API - support for Wordpress cloning

    I suggest creating an option to use Plesk API for cloning a Wordpress installation. This is well easy now in GUI environment but does not support third-party dashboard integration.

    It would be great to implement this into Plesk API so clients would be able to create staging environment on one click without a need to login to the Plesk interface.

    19 votes

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  7. Set default WordPress language

    By default, WordPress Toolkit creates instances with the same interface language as Plesk customer interface. Please consider adding the option to set custom default language for new instances.

    17 votes

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    2 comments  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Update of paid WordPress plugins via WordPress Toolkit

    As you know, WordPress Toolkit can update plugins and themes installed only from WordPress.org. Paid plugins installed from vendors' websites cannot be updated using WordPress Toolkit.
    It's not convenient to update plugins from WordPress.org in the WordPress Toolkit and log into WordPress admin dashboard to update paid ones, so please implement this feature.
    Especially considering that it's possible to update both free and paid plugins in the WP dashboard (in the menu "Updates").

    13 votes

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    8 comments  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    WordPress Toolkit 4.7 now can update paid plugins & themes, if these updates are available in the WordPress admin area. Note that certain plugins and themes do not support automatic updates, but display notifications about update availability anyway. This particulal scenario isn’t fully supported yet.

    —AK

  9. WordPress migration tool

    Add WordPress migration tool

    Please add a WordPress migration tool where one can move the hole WordPress installation within a domain to another domain or subdomain,
    - on the same Server inside Plesk
    - to another Server with Plesk installation
    - to another Server with different OS like from Windows IIS to Linux Apache / NGINX (with rewriting the permissions from web.config to .htacces and all other necessary files and the other way round)
    Thanks.

    13 votes

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    3 comments  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    WordPress Toolkit v2.0 adds the cloning functionality that allows you to create a copy of your WordPress instance anywhere on the same server.

    Also, the latest version of Plesk Migrator enhances the WordPress Toolkit by adding the ability to take over remote WordPress instances, migrating them to your server.

    Both extensions are available right now.

    If you have any feedback about this functionality, please use our forum:
    https://talk.plesk.com/forums/plesk-extensions.725/.

    —AK

  10. Update WP-CLI version on plesk ext wp-toolkit --wp-cli

    Current version ov WP-CLI with the command plesk ext wp-toolkit --wp-cli is 1.4
    the latest release is 2.4.1. please update that 3+ years old version!

    thanks

    12 votes

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  11. Option to disable wp-cron and set up crontab

    Add an option to WordPress Toolkit to disable wp-cron.php execution and optionally create a real cron job.
    You would have to add:
    define('DISABLEWPCRON', true);
    to wp-config.php and than give the admin a choice to set up a cron job with custom times (e.g. every 10Min or 6h).

    See: https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/real-cron-job/

    12 votes

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    5 comments  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The ability to disable wp-cron was added in WPT 4.7. Users can enable a switch on each site, disabling wp-cron execution. This will also create a scheduled task in Plesk which you can modify to change the execution frequency.

    Server administrators can also choose to enable this feature on all new WordPress sites. This is done on WPT Settings screen.

    —AK

  12. Wordpress Toolkit for Reseller Account

    Currently Wordpress Toolkit interface is accessible only from Admin Control Panel, but not Reseller Control Panel. Allowing reseller to access Wordpress Toolkit is going to be useful to manage lot of its customers in a simple way.

    12 votes

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  13. WordPress managment. Edit login URL

    WordPress management is great but my security plugin lets me change the login URL from the WordPress default. Either Plesk needs to get the correct URL from the database or let the user edit the login URL

    12 votes

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  14. Limit the number of wordpress installs

    Allow service providers to set the number of wordpress installs possible for a client in subscription settings

    10 votes

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  15. Allow cloning Wordpress installation on subfolder

    Currently only domain or subdomain

    9 votes

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  16. More descriptive Action Log for WordPress Toolkit

    Make Action Log more descriptive for actions such the ones in WordPress Toolkit.

    I.E.: Actions are registered like the installation with full information like for example the version of the product however, when it gets updated, the versions are not shown anymore neither initial and final.

    8 votes

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    2 comments  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    WordPress Toolkit v5.4 now includes site logs for each WordPress installation. These logs contain info about important WordPress Toolkit actions performed on a site, so I’m closing this request as completed.

    Note: we still need to add a number of other actions to the log, and this is something we’re already working on in scope of upcoming WPT v5.5 release. A separate interface for viewing log files will also be included.

    Let us know if you have any questions or feedback.

    —AK

  17. Ask for confirmation when click on "Install Wordpress"'s button.

    On a website that's already installed with Wordpress the button to Install Wordpress still appears and sometimes when you misclick, another installation of wordpress starts.

    Please add an option/or directly Ask for confirmation when clicking on "Install Wordpress" because of a mis-click, once the installation starts there is no way to stop it, and it installs on the same website that has already Wordpress installed.

    7 votes

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  18. Add the possibility to define which theme will be set by default after the WordPress installation

    For example when we add the required theme into the WordPress set, after the installation the "Twenty Twenty" theme will be set as default.

    Please add the possibility to define which theme will be set by default after the WordPress installation as via the CLI method as via Plesk GUI.

    The CLI method is important here because some customers use only this method for a WordPress installation.

    6 votes

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    2 comments  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have released this feature in WPT 5.2 update. You can use GUI or CLI to choose a theme that should be activated upon the installation of a set.

    CLI command example: plesk ext wp-toolkit —sets -operation activate-theme -set-id ID -theme-id THEME_ID
    If you’re using GUI, go to Sets and click on “+ Add Themes” button next to the corresponding theme.

    Let us know on our forum (talk.plesk.com) if you encounter any issues.

  19. Translation of WordPress Toolkit 2.0

    The new features of the WP-Toolkit are awesome. But I am missing localization. Insise the system every button and explaining texts are only in english.

    It would be nice to provide translations (e.g. in german) as at the moment it is a mix up of translated and untranslated content inside the tool.

    6 votes

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  20. Search & Replace for Wordpress websites

    This is highly desirable and basic feature.
    When ever user enters "Hosting Settings" and changes the domain, Plesk will detect if a wordpress website is installed, if this domain has wordpress installed - a pop up will show up asking "Would you like to run Search and Replace in the database for the new domain?"

    User will thick V and confirm.
    Then a new pop up will show up showing:

    1. Creating restore point
    2. Running search and replace.

    This feature will save a lot of Hosts the problem with customers / developers changing the domain and not figuring up why the…

    5 votes

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    1 comment  ·  WordPress Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Starting with WPT 4.6, WordPress administrators can automatically update their website URL in the WordPress database and wp-config.php file based on the actual current URL. This procedure is particularly useful after migrating a website from a different location like your local workstation. The Update Site URL feature is available in the “hamburger” (context drop-down menu) on a WordPress site card.

    If you have feedback on this feature, let us know at our forum (https://talk.plesk.com) or other communication channels.

    —AK

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