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October 29, 2019

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 a number of sites. Manage multiple WordPress sites from one dashboard.

Benefits of Using iThemes Sync Pro

iThemes Sync Pro makes it easy to:

iThemes Sync Pro Setup Information

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.

Log into 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. 

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

Click on the Set Up Sync button

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.

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.

ithemes sync dashboard

Bottom Line: 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.

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iThemes Sync Pro FAQs

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.
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.

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