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CMS Commander Review ~ Manage Multiple WordPress sites in one Dashboard!

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CMS Commander Review – Presenting a tool to help you manage multiple WordPress blogs using one password.

One of the tough things we have to deal with as website owners and Webmasters is the lack of affordable tools to effectively manage multiple WordPress sites from within one dashboard.  As business grows, you consequently find yourself having to maintain 2 or more WordPress blogs.

This is not easy at all given the technical, administrative and security challenges we are called to face every single minute.

As a routine, you will have to deal with themes and plugins updates, comment moderation, file and database backup, content publication, user management, security and a lot more activities that constantly demand your attention.

Now you agree with me that if you have quite a handful of WordPress blogs, maintaining different passwords and connecting to different dashboards to perform these tasks isn’t something you smile with.

Whether those sites are yours or your clients’, the truth is you will be excited over a solution that practically eliminates more than 70% of these mundane administrative tasks, leaving you with more time to focus on more productive aspects of your business.  CMS Commander is the perfect solution!

CMS Commander Review – Mutiple WordPress Blogs, One Dashboard!

When I came across CMS Commander for the first time, I was interested in 2 things;

  1. The features
  2. How this can effectively solve the problem I have (keeping records of more than 10  Wordpress blogs, dealing with updates, backups, etc).

Note that a system or platform may have a long list of features but still don’t help solve your critical problems. That may be because the features are not flexible enough (or well developed) to address different issue effectively or they are not simply user-friendly. A typical example is a backup feature that does not support automatic transfer of files and databases to external locations. That’s lame if you ask me 😉

In this review, from my practical experience, we shall be looking at CMS Commander features and if this can really solve our main problem, that is, making it very easy for us to manage multiple blogs without having to hop from one dashboard to another.

Here are some questions you should be asking yourself;

  • Can I add 10+ blogs and manage them effectively?
  • Can I update themes, plugins or install new ones on different blogs from one dashboard?
  • Can I moderate comments on many blogs from one dashboard?
  • Can I publish content on different blogs from just one admin panel?
  • From one dashboard, can I setup backups that will automatically run on different blogs?
  • Can I monitor all my blogs and be alerted each time one goes offline or online?
  • Can this tool help me easily monetize my blogs?
  • Etc.

Let’s see if cms commander answers these questions.

Start your journey with CMS Commander!

The very first thing you do after creating your account is add your websites. Fortunately, this happens to be a very simple exercise.

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  1. Go sign up here
  2. Download and install the cms commander plugin. You don’t have anything to configure on the plugin. It’s dead simple and doesn’t have any impact on your blog.
  3. Enter your blog in the field provided.
  4. Enter your admin username. As you can see the rest of the fields are optional.

Once your blog (blogs) added, you just have to go ahead and perform your tasks. Keep adding as many blogs as you have until you exhaust your account limit.

CMS Commander Dashboard!

Now, before we get into some specific details, let’s look at some interesting shortcuts on the dashboard. There are a lot of things you can just do without clicking deep.cms commander dashboard overview

(Click image to enlarge)

In the image above, I’m currently managing 2 blogs (including this one) with a possibility of managing up to 100 blogs.

Let’s quickly look at some of the tasks you can perform on the dashboard;

1 – Google PageSpeed Tracking – This is an important performance optimization data from Google. You know how difficult it is having to run this check individually on all your blogs.  It’s important to constantly monitor your site performance because poor performance rating means bad news.

With this metrics on your dashboard, you are able to quickly know which of your blogs is on the slope at a glance. Check out Google PageSpeed tool here.

2Backlinks data – This is one amazing piece of information. It gives an idea how your blog’s Off-page SEO is going. So you don’t need some complex tools to get these headlines.

cms commander backlink check

 

3 – Google Analytics – Link CMS Commander to your Google Analytics and get some crucial traffic and visit behavior data quickly without having to login to Google Analytics and check for each domain.

4 – WordPress Update – This tells you at a glance if there is a new version for WordPress. With just a click (or 2) you will be able to update your blogs without having to check into them individually.

5 – Plugins update – Pointing your mouse to this area pops up a list of plugins to update. Just clicking the update button on the pop up window will instantly update the plugin on the remote blog.

cms commander plugin updating

6 – Themes Update –  Just like in plugins update, this tells you which theme requires an update to be perform.

7 – Comments – The dashboard also makes it quite easy to access and moderate comments on different blogs. Note that this will only indicate the number of pending comments. Mouse-over this column to pop up a comment moderating window where you can approve,delete, etc.

cmscommander moderating comments

Please Note: As I write this review, it’s still not possible to reply to comments from cms commander dashboard. However, I got to Thomas about his and he assured me the feature is being developed and will soon be made available.

Now, I wanted us to see some of the tasks we can quickly run on the dashboard. Note that some of these are only possible after setting them up on the settings page.

There are lots more you can perform with simple clicks on the dashboard. Let’s however see some features in greater details!

CMS Commander Post Editor!

One of the features I want to practically highlight in this cms commander review is the post editor. The post editor enables you to publish your content on one or more blogs with the simple submit button.

cms commander post editor
You see that I’m currently writing this post you are reading on CMS Commander. By the time I finish it, I’ll select the blog I want to publish and hit the ‘Post article to selected sites‘ publish button.

I will not need to connect to my blog’s admin to do anything thereafter. All is done from within the CMS Commander dashboard.

 Automatic WordPress Backups!

CMS Commander can backup your sites automatically. You know this is a critical security measure. It’s the only security task that’s most save. The reason is once your site get’s hit, you can always role back to the most recently backed version and get going.

The backup features include;

Schedule: Type:

Backup Destinations

Note that once a destination checked, you’ll be able to set details. For instance, if you want an automatic backup to an FTP server, you will be required to enter the FTP details – host, password, username, etc.

Clone a site – move your site from one host to another

It’s common to move sites between hosts and this is not an easy exercise. Some times in the transfer process, some critical files get missing.

cms commander cloning site

While moving sites between hosts and from one domain to another look frightening and difficult, CMS commander makes it quite easy.

Create a New Site with CMS Commander

This feature allows you to install a new WordPress site on your server from within the CMS Commander dashboard. It has a wizard that takes you through simple and user-friendly steps enabling you to setup your blog’s theme, database, link structure, default content,  and some other basic settings you need for your blog to function.

Note that everything (from installation, configuration and finishing) can be done within CMS commander.

Up Time Monitor!

You know sometimes downtime happens for several reasons. It some cases, this may require your action to get the site back up and running.

cms commander uptime monitor

CMS commander’s up time monitor feature will send you an alert each time your sites go offline or online. You will need to setup a free UpTimeRobot account to enable this feature.

Content and Affiliate Marketers

While cms commander helps you effectively manage your numerous blogs, it also provides easy integration with over 20 popular services to help you build more engaging content on your sites and earn more money from your blog network.

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This makes publishing fresh contents (automatically) and promotion of affiliate products an easy task.

Feature Summary

  • 1-click Updates of plugins, themes and WordPress on all sites
  • Automatic scheduled WordPress backups
  • Website cloning and restoring
  • Uptime monitoring and Analytics integration
  • Bulk posting and automatic content.
  • Commend moderation.
  • Easy affiliate marketing.

How much does it cost?

Whether you are managing 5 or hundreds of sites, the pricing structure has you covered. I personally think this tool offers you the most affordable hosted blog management solution with fair plans that give you access to all features.cms commander premium plan

Bottom line!

You see beyond reasonable doubt (from the list of features and how these can be implemented) in this review that this is the tool you need to command your multiple wordpress sites from one dashboard. Try it for free here.

Let me know what you think about it in the comment box!

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Enstine Muki
 

Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, Problogger and Serial Entrepreneur

issac paul

Hey enstine bro,
Cool post for wordpress users and i wanna how you make cool arrows in images which gives clear explanation ??? what tools you use for editing blog post images.

Regards,
Issac paul

    Enstine Muki

    Hi Isaac,
    I use Fireworks for my images. Have you used it before? It’s not a free application though. Let me know what you use for images
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      issac paul

      Hey enstine,
      I will get images from google and text do some minor edits with powerpoint and thanks for your reply bro 😉

      Regards,
      Issac paul

Thomas

Hi Enstine,

Thomas from CMS Commander here. Thank you very much for the great and detailed review. If anyone has questions regarding our management service feel free to ask right here in the comments!

We have also just released a new update to CMS Commander today which improves backup performance and adds several cool features to the “create WordPress sites” tool. And yes, the “reply to comments” feature that you asked for Enstine is coming soon as well! 🙂

Cheers,
Thomas
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Thomas, good to see you here to interact with my readers and good to hear that this tool is in constant move. I’ll check out about the new backup addition.

    Wow! another great addition coming up soon. CMS Commander is really a tool to use
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Sylviane Nuccio

Hi Enstine,

Wow, that’s something that I would have needed back in the days when I used to have up to 7 blogs and even down to my 3 blogs until last year. Now, I guess I don’t need this anymore though.

I didn’t know you had that many blogs, so this tool is got to be great for you.

Thank for sharing this.
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Ogunrinola Adam Hiidee

Interesting info here Enstine, I got hosting recently from ifast and after using their script installer to install WP the dashboard look different the one i witnessed last in WP 3.9, the feature simple include some feature of this cms commander. I used to manage plugins, themes and combined features in Network Admin. Now seeing this post I really understood the dashboard and i can see cms commander is a senior for the one have seen before with additional features.
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Donna Merrill

Hi Enstine,

Wow…This is incredible! You always seem to find such great treasures. If I had several blogs I would get this in a heartbeat. Look at all it does and it is not expensive at all.

If I ever put more blogs out there, this would be one of the first things I would get. Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ll pass it on..I know many people who have several blogs.

-Donna
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Adesanmi Adedotun

Hi Bro,

I think this is an incredible tools for those that have more than one wordpress blog. With this tool, life will surely become very easy to operate more than one wordpress and still keep different password for each.
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Olayinka

Whoa lovely interesting review Mr Enstine Muki, i often used search engine for my images with this important information shared — am not using the old tricks for my business online.
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Brian (

Hi Enstine,
This looks like a great tool for managing multiple WordPress blogs. It not only helps in managing multiple blogs, but also provides a lot of data of all the blogs combined. What I like about is, you can approve/reject comments from multiple blogs under one dashboard. That will save a lot of time. Thanks for sharing it.
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Brian,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think it’s a very useful tool especially for bloggers with many blogs. You may want to give it a try. Thomas too is a great guy who can offer any help required anytime 😉
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sk.vignesh

nice review dude..
one of my friend was looking for a tool to manage multiple wordress,this commander tool is awesome at affordable price..
your post also explained the usage of tool in easy manner…
thanks…
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Rahul Biswal

Hi Enstine,

Nice to read the review of CMS Commander. We can surely manage our multiple WordPress sites from one dashboard.

But in my opinion, Manage WP provides better service than CMS commander also very intuitive.

Thanks
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Sayantan Mahato

Hi Enstine,

Thanks for this informative post.

Though it is advised to control and operate on one blog at a time, there are many bloggers who focus on more than blog at one time. I have one established tech blog and now thinking to start a niche blog, I guess this plugin would help a lot. Hope it saves my time and increases my productivity.

Thanks,
Sayantan

bhanu

HI Enstine,
I am little far away to wordpress but I know little things in that field today I gathered such a good Information from your blog about CMS commander. I heard that wordpress also providing good service compare to CMS commander which I read this in comments can you conclude this which is better..
Waiting For Your Reply
Thanks for your post.
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