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How to install and configure the ManageWP plugin

This article describes how to install the ManageWP plugin for WordPress. ManageWP enables you to manage multiple WordPress sites from one location.

ManageWP is a WordPress plugin. You must install WordPress on your site before you can install ManageWP. For information about how to install WordPress, please see this article.

Installing ManageWP

To install the ManageWP plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click Plugins.
  3. Click Add New.
  4. In the Search text box, type managewp, and then click Search Plugins.
  5. In the Name column, locate ManageWP Worker, and then click Install Now.
  6. Click OK to confirm the installation.
  7. After WordPress finishes installing the plugin, click Activate Plugin.

Configuring ManageWP

After you install the ManageWP plugin, you must add at least one WordPress site to a ManageWP account. Currently you can manage up to four WordPress sites for free.

If you have not created a ManageWP account yet, visit to do so. Follow the instructions to configure ManageWP to work with your WordPress sites.

Using ManageWP to back up WordPress

ManageWP enables you to back up a WordPress installation to a third-party storage provider (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, and others). If you have large backups, ManageWP's off-site backup functionality is a good way to avoid violating A2 Hosting's Terms of Service regarding disk storage on your account.

For detailed instructions about how to configure WordPress backups using ManageWP, please see

For general information about how to back up data from an A2 Hosting account to Amazon S3 storage, please see this article.

Using ManageWP to clone a WordPress site

ManageWP enables you to create an exact copy (also known as a clone) of a WordPress site. For step-by-step instructions about how to do this, please see this article.

More Information

For more information about ManageWP, please visit