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A Brief Outline of the offerings from cPanel WordPress Integration in 2018

Posted by Allura on 16 10 2018.

cPanel provides WordPress via Site Software for years now though there are certain limitations. In the past few years they have not only removed several limitations but also provided server and site administrators with new capabilities. The first iteration of WordPress Manager and the updated WordPress package via Site Software was release on June 2017. During the cPanel Conference in October 2017 new functionalities were discussed along with a view about the future, and ideas regarding active working being done on long-term roadmap of features and functionality.

With the latest developments, the older WordPress packager has to be replaced with the brand new WordPress Legacy in Site Software. In order to help server and site administrators to go through the transition, a deprecation plan has been made that allows users to move to the new package system.

Let us study a little about the benefits of WordPress Manager first, they are as…

cPanel provides WordPress via Site Software for years now though there are certain limitations. In the past few years they have not only removed several limitations but also provided server and site administrators with new capabilities. The first iteration of WordPress Manager and the updated WordPress package via Site Software was release on June 2017. During the cPanel Conference in October 2017 new functionalities were discussed along with a view about the future, and ideas regarding active working being done on long-term roadmap of features and functionality.

With the latest developments, the older WordPress packager has to be replaced with the brand new WordPress Legacy in Site Software. In order to help server and site administrators to go through the transition, a deprecation plan has been made that allows users to move to the new package system.

Let us study a little about the benefits of WordPress Manager first, they are as follows:

 

Automatic Updates 

The new WordPress package has Automatic Updates feature enabled by default but users can enable or disable it via the WordPress Manager plugin. But if the update is enabled it helps users to outwit delays in time of getting latest securities fixed.

 

Self-Service Tools

The package has self-service tools for server and site administrators, which can change password for any WordPress Administrator accounts easily.

The Upcoming Features in the WordPress Package are as follows

 

WordPress Manager for WHM

Server administrators and site administrators will not have much difference in functionality; also the new features have been designed to make managing a server of WordPress easier, more intuitive and hassle free.

 

Staging to Production Cloning

Site administrators will be able to stage changes to their sites in a staging area. The changes can be migrated to their production site with a click.

 

User Management

Site administrators will have the ability to create email accounts for their site via the WordPress Administrator Dashboard.

Now let us talk about the deprecation plan for WordPress Legacy. The Deprecation Schedule goes as follows:

 

  1. cPanel & WHM 70
  • The Server administrators are given a script that can remove the automatic update restrictions from WordPress Legacy instances, disabling the settings to convert the configuration files to those of the new WordPress package
  • New installations of the package are prevented in WHM and cPanel
  • Any servers that have the WordPress Legacy package installed through WHM Site Software will have the new WordPress package with WordPress Manager installed automatically, to help users make a seamless transition.
  • Site administrators have the ability to enable Automatic Updates on WordPress Legacy instances via WordPress Manager, on doing so the configuration files will be converted to those of the new WordPress package.

 

  1. cPanel & WHM Version 72
  • The Server Administrators can manager WordPress instances across the server through the WHM WordPress Manager Control panel.
  • This gives Server Administrator the ability to convert all WordPress Legacy instances to the new WordPress package

 

  1. cPanel & WHM Version 74
  • Any WordPress Legacy instances are converted to the new WordPress package automatically

The deprecation strategy created helps in smooth transition of WordPress sites while restricting disruption in the processes of server administrators.