It has been a long time since I have released a WordPress Plugin, however, behind the scenes I have been working on a exciting new product which will make life more easier for WordPress users. With that in mind I am very happy to announce my latest endeavor called WP Remote Manager, which will allow users to remotely upgrade and backup their WordPress blogs.
Like WPAU (WordPress Automatic Upgrade), WRM was conceptualized to address a problem many users face, frequent upgrades. Many users including me own several blogs which are powered by the wonderful WordPress platform. However, WordPress dev teams release several updates to the software, many of which are mandatory due to security issues. With that in mind upgrading several blogs or even a single one becomes a bit of a pain.
With the help of WP Remote Manager, users will be able to upgrade their blogs and even backup the database right from their desktop. The concept, design and idea behind WP Remote Manager was done by me. It was developed by the talented developer Shoban Kumar, who has several other successful products against his name, including TweetMyPC and GTalk Auto Reply among other things.
Checking for Upgrades and Upgrading Blogs Remotely
Once you have added the blogs WRM will allow you to check for available upgrades and remotely upgrade your blogs.
The software will check for upgrades and intimate you whenever they are available. You can then upgrade the blogs which are not using the latest version by clicking on the upgrade link, or upgrade all the blogs at once by clicking on the Upgrade All Blogs link in the report or the Upgrade Blog(s) button in the main interface.
Once you click on the link or the button, WRM will automatically upgrade your blogs to the latest version. This may take a few minutes depending on the number of blogs and your internet connection. Once the upgrade has completed you will see a status report detailing the upgrade process.
Backing up Blog Posts and Comments
In addition to allowing users to remotely upgrade their blogs, WRM will also allow users to backup their blog posts and comments. They will also be able to schedule backups in Windows to run at regular intervals so that their blog data is always backed up.
Blog posts and comment backups are still in a very alpha stage and will be included in the beta release.
Beta Testing and Future Plans
Right now this product is in a pre-beta stage, we are still fine tuning several things and hope to release the final product sometime next month. If you are interested in beta testing the software, feel free to drop an email to keith [@] techie-buzz [dot] com. We will send you a test version as soon as it is ready.
Our future plans include making this software cross-platform so that users of any operating system can use it, along with adding several other exciting features. If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word through your blogs or social networking accounts.
Though we are not making the software available for downloads yet, we would appreciate if you give your feedback and inputs.