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iThemes Sync Pro: Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

October 29, 2019


iThemes Sync Pro makes it straightforward to successfully manage multiple sites on your Managed WordPress or Managed WooCommerce hosting plan with Nexcess.


Managing Multiple WordPress Sites From One Dashboard with iThemes Sync Pro

How Do You Know if WordPress has Been Configured to Allow WordPress Multisite Functionality?

Inspect the wp-config.php file. 

If WordPress has been configured to allow WordPress Multisite Functionality, you will see:

define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true); 

If you do not this definition above, then WordPress Multisite Functionality has not been configured.


Can a WordPress Multisite Network Have Different Themes Configured per Site?

Yes, it is possible to enable a theme for the entire WordPress Multisite Network or per each WordPress site. A theme can be enabled for a WordPress Multisite Network, but not activated at the network setting level. Rather, themes are activated per each unique WordPress site at the site settings level.


About iThemes Sync Pro & Nexcess

iThemes Sync Pro is a full-featured toolset for the seasoned web professional's toolbelt that allows you to complete all the maintenance and management tasks required to successfully run a WordPress site or multiple WordPress sites. 

iThemes Sync Pro is included with Managed WordPress or Managed WooCommerce plans provided by Nexcess that include four or more sites. Manage multiple WordPress sites from one dashboard!

Benefits of Using iThemes Sync Pro

 iThemes Sync Prmakes it easy to:

iThemes Sync Pro Login Information & Your Nexcess Managed Hosting Plan

Within 24 hours of purchasing a Managed WordPress or Managed WooCommerce hosting plan, you will receive an email notification from iThemes Sync Pro with your login information and setup instructions. iThemes Sync Pro users have access to step-by-step getting started materials in the article How to Set Up iThemes Sync.

Logging into iThemes Sync Pro 

Once you receive your email with the login information for iThemes Sync Pro, you can open your Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce control panel. A link to log in is on the home page of the control panel at the bottom of the menu on the left-hand side of the page. Click the link and a new tab will open in your browser with the login page for iThemes Sync Pro. 


login page for iThemes Sync Pro


Activating the iThemes Sync Plugin


In order to be able to connect your site to the iThemes Sync dashboard you will need to make sure that the iThemes Sync plugin is active on the site you want to connect it to. 


make sure that the iThemes Sync plugin is active


Click on the Set Up Sync button which will then ask for your iThemes Sync credentials.


Sync This Site


iThemes Sync Dashboard

Once you have entered your username and password your site will be connected to iThemes Sync. When you log into to view the iThemes Sync Dashboard you will be able to see your connected site. Themes and plugin updates will show on your connected sites if those sites have updates for either.


iThemes Sync Dashboard


Updating Plugins

To update the plugins on the site which have updates click on the View Updates button. Check all of the plugins you want to update and click Update Selected.


Plugin Updates

When you go back to see the connected site and those have been refreshed it will now show that there are no plugin updates.


Managing All Updates

Using the buttons, you can now go into the separate menus for Core (WordPress) Updates, Plugin Updates, Theme Updates, and All Updates.




Conclusion: iThemes Sync Pro & Managing Multiple WordPress Sites from One Dashboard


iThemes Sync makes it simple and quick to manage multiple sites on Managed WordPress or Managed WooCommerce plans with Nexcess.  
  
Please note that the iThemes Sync Pro plugin is supported by the iThemes Support Team. If you have issues with the plugin, please contact iThemes by opening a Support Ticket by clicking the Support option within the plugin's control panel area. The iThemes Support Team is available Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM Central Standard Time in the United States.

Consider Hosting with Nexcess


In search of a decent hosting company? Try the best-in-industry hosting! Check out our Fully Managed WordPress PlansHere at Nexcess, we provide the best WordPress and WooCommerce hosting, fully optimized for speed and performance. 


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On top of that, we offer automatic WordPress core and plugin updates, free SSL certificates, and an unsurpassed support team. Additionally, 30-day backups included in every plan will ensure the safety and integrity of your data.


Hosting optimized for the industry's leading platforms, including Managed WordPress Hosting, Managed WooCommerce Hosting, and Managed Magento Hosting:

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Faster Speeds, Stronger Security, Inherent Scalability and Trusted Support.

Our range of hosting plans caters to any business scale. We do all the heavy lifting for you to focus on growing your business. In addition, we automatically update ore components and plugins to the latest version and ensure your hosting environment is properly optimized, secured, and updated.


Nexcess infrastructure was specially designed to keep up the best speed and performance in the industry. No traffic surge can threaten your website to go down thanks to our autoscaling technology which adds more resources to your server to handle the load. In addition, we offer always-on security monitoring and support from web hosting experts 24/7/365 and a built-in CDN with 22 locations and advanced caching for ultra-fast loading.

All hosting plans include The Nexcess 30-Day Web Hosting Money Back Guarantee.


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We also have a variety of Nexcess support articles about how best to implement our product offerings housed in the Nexcess Knowledge Baseincluding how to get your site going with a number of different configuration options. These resources include a great article on setting this up for Migrating to Nexcess with managed WordPress and managed WooCommerce hosting

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If you need any assistance with the above-mentioned, don't hesitate to reach out. For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, Nexcess customers can contact our Support Team by email or through your Client Portal.

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Resources for More Information

Need more help? The Applications, WooCommerceand WordPress sections within the Nexcess Knowledge Base are important resources for those seeking additional knowledge. 

The Applications section also contains valuable insights for those seeking additional knowledge about our other various hosted applications and platforms. Check out our related video playlists and articles below:

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Luke Cavanagh
Luke Cavanagh


Product Operations Manager at Nexcess. A devoted husband and tween wrangler. Synthwave enthusiast. Jerry Goldsmith fan. Doctor Who fan and related gubbins.