El paquete de herramientas de WordPress es un interfaz de gestión que le permite instalar, configurar y administrar WordPress de forma sumamente fácil. Este está disponible si en Plesk se ha instalado la extensión Paquete de herramientas de WordPress.

Nota: este paquete puede instalar, configurar y gestionar WordPress 3.7 o versiones posteriores.

Nota: la extensión Paquete de herramientas de WordPress es gratuita en el caso de las ediciones Web Pro y Web Host Plesk. En el caso de la edición Web Admin, puede contratarse por un módico precio.

Instalación de WordPress

To install a new WordPress installation, go to WordPress and click Install.

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Here you can:

  • Install the latest version of WordPress with the default settings by clicking Install.

  • Change the default settings (including the desired WordPress version, the database name, the autoupdate settings, and more) and then click Install.

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Nota: para instalar WordPress, el paquete de herramientas de WordPress recupera los datos de wordpress.org. Por omisión, si el paquete no pudiera establecer una conexión en 15 segundos, se considera que wordpress.org no está disponible.

A new installation appears in the list of all existing WordPress installations in WordPress.

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Adición de instalaciones existentes de WordPress al paquete de herramientas de WordPress

All WordPress installations added using the WordPress Toolkit or through the Applications page appear in WordPress Toolkit automatically; those installed manually need to be attached to WordPress Toolkit. If you have upgraded from an earlier version of Plesk and you used WordPress, we recommend that you attach all existing WordPress installations to WordPress Toolkit.

To attach WordPress installations to WordPress Toolkit:

  1. Go to WordPress.
  2. Click Scan.

The WordPress installation was attached and is now shown in the list of existing WordPress installations in WordPress.

Importación de instalaciones de WordPress

Puede usar la prestación «Migración de sitio web» para migrar sitios web WordPress de su propiedad que no estén alojados en Plesk. Al migrar un sitio web WordPress, Plesk copia todos sus archivos y la base de datos a su servidor. Una vez migrado el sitio, puede gestionarlo mediante el paquete de herramientas de WordPress.

To migrate an existing WordPress website, go to Websites & Domains > WordPress, click Import, and then follow the instructions.

Preinstalling WordPress on Customers” Domains

With WordPress Toolkit, you can have WordPress preinstalled on newly created domains. You can have predefined lists of plugins and themes installed on those domains. In addition, you can give your customers the ability to enable Smart Updates.

For every hosting plan, you can choose among the following options:

  • Do not preinstall WordPress.
  • Preinstall WordPress only.
  • Preinstall WordPress with a predefined set of plugins and themes.
  • Preinstall WordPress with or without a predefined set of plugins and themes and give ability to enable Smart Updates.

If you choose any of the last three options, WordPress will be automatically installed on the first domain of every subscription based on the hosting plan (main domain).

To preinstall WordPress on newly created domains:

  1. Go to Service Plans.
  2. Either click Add a Plan to create a new plan, or click the name of an existing plan to edit it.
  3. If you have installed the Smart Updates license, customers can also enable Smart Update. You can specify the exact number of customers’ installations that can use Smart Update. To do so, clear the “Unlimited” checkbox next to “WordPress websites with Smart Update” and specify the desired limit. Regardless of the specified number, customers cannot use Smart Update on more WordPress installations than your Smart Updates license allows.
  4. Go to the “Additional Services” tab.
  5. Choose whether to preinstall WordPress only or WordPress with a predefined set of plugins and themes:
    • To install WordPress only, select “Install WordPress” under “WordPress Toolkit”.
    • To install WordPress with a predefined set of plugins and themes, select “Install WordPress with the … set” under “WordPress Toolkit”.
  6. Click OK (or Update & Sync if editing an existing plan).

Now every time you create a new subscription based on this hosting plan, WordPress will be installed automatically on that subscription’s main domain. Existing subscriptions based on this hosting plan will not be affected.

Managing Sets

A set is a predefined list of WordPress plugins and themes. WordPress Toolkit comes with a number of preconfigured sets, and you can always create more. By default, every set you create becomes available to customers. You can use sets in the following ways:

  • You can preinstall sets on customers” websites. To do so, configure a hosting plan to preinstall WordPress and choose to add a single set. When you do this, all plugins and themes included in the set will be installed together with WordPress.
  • You and your customers can select a set to install it together with WordPress when performing a custom installation. Customers can see which plugins and themes are included in a set.
  • You can install sets on already existing websites that belong to you or your customers.

To create a set:

  1. Go to WordPress, go to the “Sets” tab, and then click Create Set.

  2. Give your set a name and click Create.

  3. Click «Add Plugins», and then click Add Plugin. Search for the desired plugin, select it from the list, and then click Add.

    Nota: You can choose which plugins to activate and which not to once the set is installed on a WordPress website. To do so, under the «State» column, turn off plugins you do not want to activate.

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    When you have added all desired plugins, close the pane.

  4. Repeat the previous step for themes.

    Nota: You can choose which theme to activate once the set is installed on a WordPress website. To do so, under the «State» column, turn on the theme you want to activate.

Now you can select the set as a preinstallation option in the hosting plan or during custom installation of WordPress.

To add plugins and themes to a set:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Sets” tab.

  2. Click «Add Plugins» for the set you want to modify, and then click Add Plugin. Search for the desired plugin, select it from the list, and then click Add.

    Nota: You can choose which plugins to activate and which not to once the set is installed on a WordPress website. To do so, under the «State» column, turn off plugins you do not want to activate.

    When you have added all desired plugins, close the pane.

  3. Repeat the previous step for themes.

    Nota: You can choose which theme to activate once the set is installed on a WordPress website. To do so, under the «State» column, turn on the theme you want to activate.

Adding plugins and themes to a set does not affect existing subscriptions to which this set has been applied.

To install a set on existing WordPress installations:

  1. Go to WordPress, go to the “Sets” tab, and then click the image three dots icon corresponding to the set that you want to install.
  2. Click Install Set, select websites on which you want to install the set, and then click Install.

The set will be installed on the selected WordPress installations. The plugins and theme in the set will be activated if you chose them to be when you created the set.

To remove the selected plugins and themes from a set:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Sets” tab.
  2. Click the number displayed under the “Plugins” or “Themes” columns (for example, 2 total) to show the list of plugins or themes currently included in the set.
  3. Click the image cross icon icon next to the names of the plugins or themes you want to remove.

To remove all plugins and themes from a set:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Sets” tab.
  2. Click the image three dots icon corresponding to the set you want to modify, click either Remove All Plugins or Remove All Themes, and then click Yes.

Removing plugins and themes from a set does not affect existing subscriptions to which this set has been applied.

To rename a set:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Sets” tab.
  2. Click the name of the set you want to rename, type a new name, and then click the image tick icon icon.

To remove a set:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Sets” tab.

  2. Click the image three dots icon corresponding to the set you want to remove, click Remove Set, and then click Yes.

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Removing a set does not affect existing subscriptions to which this set has been applied. For all hosting plans that used the removed set, WordPress preinstall settings are reset (on the “Additional Services” tab, “WordPress Toolkit” is set to «None»).

Limiting a Number of Customers’ WordPress Installations

You can set a limit on the number of WordPress installations your customers can install and manage. The limit relates to the following ways of increasing the number of WordPress installations:

Nota: Technical installations that WordPress Toolkit creates itself (for example, clones made by Smart Updates) do not count towards the limit.

To set a limit on the number of WordPress installations:

  1. You can set a limit in a particular subscription or in a service plan:

    • Go to Subscriptions, and either click Add Subscription and create a new subscription or click the name of an existing subscription and then click Customize in the right sidebar.
    • Go to Service Plans and either click Add a Plan to create a new plan or click the name of an existing plan to edit it.
  2. By default, no limits are set. Next to “WordPress Websites”, clear the “Unlimited” checkbox. You can also limit the number of WordPress websites that can use the “Smart Updates” feature. If so, clear the checkbox next to “WordPress websites with Smart Update” as well.

  3. Specify the number of WordPress websites your customers can manage and/or the number of WordPress websites that can use the “Smart Updates” feature.

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  4. Click OK (or Update & Sync if editing an existing plan).

You have set up a limit on the number of customers’ WordPress installations.

Nota: If you set up a limit lower than the number of websites a customer has, it will not automatically delete redundant installations. The number of the customer’s existing installations remains unchanged unless the customer removes or detaches some. Then it will not be possible to bring these installations back or to increase the number of installations in any other way beyond the limit.

Limiting a Number of Customers” WordPress Toolkit Backups

You can set a limit on the number of WordPress Toolkit backups your customers can create.

This limit prevents your customers from using up allowed disk space quota. The limit is applied to each website belonging to a subscription. To make WordPress Toolkit backups unavailable to customers, set the limit to zero.

To set a limit on the number of WordPress Toolkit backups:

  1. You can set a limit in a particular subscription or in a service plan:

    • Go to Subscriptions, and either click Add Subscription and create a new subscription or click the name of an existing subscription and then click Customize in the right sidebar.
    • Go to Service Plans and either click Add a Plan to create a new plan or click the name of an existing plan to edit it.
  2. By default, no limits are set. Next to “WordPress Backups”, clear the “Unlimited” checkbox and then specify the number of backups customers can create.

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  3. Click OK (or Update & Sync if editing an existing plan).

You have set up a limit on the number of customers’ WordPress Toolkit backups.

Nota: If you set up a limit lower than the number of backups a customer has, it will not automatically delete redundant backups. The number of the customer’s existing backups remains unchanged unless the customer removes some. Then it will not be possible to create backups beyond the limit.

Managing WordPress Installations

Go to WordPress to see all your WordPress installations.

WordPress Toolkit groups information about each installation in blocks we call cards.

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A card shows a screenshot of your website and features a number of controls that give you easy access to frequently used tools. The screenshot changes in real time to reflect the changes you make to your website. For example, if you turn on maintenance mode or change the WordPress theme, the screenshot of the website will change immediately.

Nota: los cambios efectuados directamente en WordPress se sincronizan con el paquete de herramientas de WordPress una vez al día. Si desea efectuar la sincronización de forma manual, haga clic en el botón image 79475.

Cuando mueva el cursor del ratón sobre la instantánea del sitio web, verá el botón Abrir el sitio. Haga clic en este para abrir el sitio en una pestaña nueva del navegador.

Here you can also do the following:

  • Change your website name. To do so, click the image icon pencil icon, give your website a name, and then click image icon tick.

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  • Log in to WordPress as an administrator. To do so, click Log in below the website screenshot.

  • Change general WordPress settings. To do so, click “Setup” next to Log in.

  • Go to the domain’s screen in Websites & Domains. To do so, click the domain name below the website screenshot.

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Status

WordPress websites are frequently targeted by hackers. Outdated WordPress core, plugins, and themes also pose a security risk.

In the “Status” section, you can do the following:

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The controls in the “Tools” section give you easy access to the following settings and tools:

Above the «Status» and «Tools» sections, you find the following WordPress Toolkit features:

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At the bottom of the website card, you can do the following:

On the remaining three tabs you can manage the installation’s plugins, themes, and change the database username and password.

Website Labels

Website labels are preconfigured identifiers that you can give to your websites (for example, “staging”, “production”, “testing”, and so on).

Depending on your project, it might be necessary to host multiple copies of a website for various purposes. Labels will help you distinguish one website from another.

By default, a website has no label. To label it, click ADD LABEL (on the website card next to the website name) and select the desired label. Labels are optional and you can change or remove a label at any time.

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Administración de la visualización de tarjetas

You can choose the way WordPress Toolkit shows cards. The default “Cards” view is best suited for a small number of installations. If you have a large number of installations, collapse cards image 79466.

You can also Filter installations to manage them easier.

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Removing and Detaching Installations

You can detach WordPress installations that you do not want to see and manage in WordPress Toolkit. Detaching does not remove the installation, merely hides it from WordPress Toolkit. A detached installation will be attached to WordPress Toolkit again after you scan for WordPress installations. You can detach WordPress installations individually or multiple installations at a time.

To detach WordPress installations:

  1. Go to WordPress and then do the following:
    • (To detach an individual installation) On the card of the installation you want to detach, click the image 79476 icon.
    • (To detach multiple installations) Select installations you want to detach and click Detach.
  2. Click Detach.

Unlike detaching, removal completely deletes a WordPress installation. You can remove any installation, no matter how it was installed: using WordPress Toolkit, through the Applications page, or manually. You can remove WordPress installations individually or multiple installations at a time.

To remove WordPress installations:

  1. Go to WordPress and then do the following:
    • (To remove an individual installation) On the card of the installation you want to remove, click the image 79476 icon.
    • (To remove multiple installations) Select installations you want to remove and click Remove.
  2. Haga clic en Eliminar.

Indexación de buscadores y depuración

By default, a newly created WordPress Toolkit website is shown in search results of search engines. If your website is not yet ready for public viewing, turn off «Search engine indexing».

If you are installing WordPress for testing or development, you can enable «Debugging» to automatically find and fix errors in the website code. To do so, click the image tune icon next to “Debugging”, select the WordPress debugging tools you want to activate, and then click OK.

Updating WordPress Installations

Para garantizar la seguridad de su sitio web es necesario que el núcleo de WordPress siempre esté debidamente actualizado, de igual modo que los plugins y temas instalados. Esta acción puede hacerse de forma manual o automática:

  • Las actualizaciones manuales le permiten controlar el momento en que se instalan las actualizaciones. Por ejemplo, puede esperar y ver si la instalación de una determinada actualización ocasionó problemas a otros usuarios de WordPress. De todos modos, recuerde que es necesario efectuar actualizaciones de forma periódica para disfrutar de todas las prestaciones.
  • Autoupdates give you peace of mind by keeping your WordPress installation up to date. However, updates can sometimes break your installation, and with autoupdates, you may not learn about it right away.

For security reasons, we recommend that you configure autoupdates.

To update a WordPress installation manually:

  1. Go to WordPress. If your WordPress installation needs updating, you will see the corresponding messages in the «Status» section (for example, «Install plugin updates»).

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  2. Click any message about available updates, wait for WordPress Toolkit to load the list of available updates, and then select the updates you want to install.

    Nota: de existir alguna actualización para el núcleo de WordPress, verá la casilla «Punto de restauración». Deje esta casilla seleccionada si desea que se cree un punto de restauración que pueda usarse para revertir la actualización si algo va mal.

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  3. Haga clic en Actualizar.

Se aplicaran las actualizaciones seleccionadas.

Although WordPress Toolkit regularly checks for updates itself, you can also check for updates at any time. To do so, click «Check updates».

To configure autoupdates for a WordPress installation:

  1. Go to WordPress and choose the WordPress installation that you want to update automatically and then, on the installation card, click “Autoupdate settings”.

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  2. Choose the desired autoupdate settings. You can configure autoupdates separately for WordPress core, plugins, and themes (for example, you can choose to enable autoupdates for plugins and themes, but not for WordPress core). Follow these recommendations:

    • Selecting “No” next to “Update WordPress automatically” turns off autoupdates of WordPress core. This is insecure.
    • Si su sitio web está disponible de forma pública y le preocupa que la aplicación automática de actualizaciones pueda afectarlo negativamente, seleccione “Sí,pero solo las actualizaciones (de seguridad) secundarias”.
    • If your website is a non-public (staging) version of a WordPress website, select “Yes, all (minor and major) updates”. This will keep your staging website up to date and ensure that, should an update break something, it happens to the staging website and not to the production one.
  3. Haga clic en ACEPTAR.

If you are concerned that WordPress autoupdates may break your website, use Smart Updates. With Smart Updates, WordPress installations are always updated safely without breaking your website.

Backing up and Restoring WordPress Installations

To help prevent data loss, you can back up and restore websites. To do so, you can use either the WordPress Toolkit feature or the general Plesk backup mechanism, called Backup Manager.

Creating backups in WordPress Toolkit may be more convenient than in Backup Manager because of the following reasons:

  • WordPress Toolkit backs up an individual website, while Backup Manager backs up the whole subscription with all the subscription’s websites and their data.
  • If you need to back up an individual website, a WordPress Toolkit backup requires less time and disk space.
  • Creating backups in WordPress Toolkit does not require any setup.

To back up a WordPress website:

  1. Go to WordPress and then click Back up / Restore on the card of the WordPress installation you want to back up.

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  2. Click Back up.

Once the backup is finished, it will be displayed in the list of WordPress Toolkit backups.

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To restore a WordPress website:

  1. Go to WordPress and then click Back up / Restore on the card of the WordPress installation whose backup you want to restore.

  2. Click the image icon restore icon corresponding to the backup you want to restore.

    Nota: Restoring a backup removes all changes you made to the website after the backup date. For this reason, WordPress Toolkit suggests that you back up the current state of your website and use this backup to restore.

  3. Haga clic en Restaurar.

You have restored your backup.

To be on the safe side, you may want to download WordPress Toolkit backup files to store them elsewhere.

To download WordPress Toolkit backup files:

  1. Go to WordPress and then click Back up / Restore on the card of the WordPress installation whose backup files you want to download.

  2. Click the image icon download icon corresponding to the backup whose file you want to download.

    You will be redirected to the directory in File Manager (/wordpress-backups in the website’s home directory) where WordPress Toolkit backups are stored.

  3. Click the image icon hamburger icon corresponding to the backup file you want to download and then click Download.

You have downloaded a backup file.

You can delete WordPress Toolkit backups you no longer need.

To delete a WordPress Toolkit backup:

  1. Go to WordPress and then click Back up/Restore on the card of the WordPress installation whose backup file you want to delete.
  2. Click the image 79517 icon corresponding to the backup you want to delete and then click Delete.

You have deleted a backup.

Smart Updates

Smart Updates is a premium feature available in WordPress Toolkit 3.x and later. It helps you keep your production websites up to date without the risk of breaking your website. Smart Updates analyses the potential consequences of installing updates and advises you whether doing so is safe.

Para garantizar un nivel óptimo de protección de sus sitios, es necesario actualizar WordPress de forma periódica: los temas, plugins y el núcleo. De todos modos, dichas actualizaciones pueden dañar potencialmente sus sitios. Las actualizaciones manuales requieren de su atención y en ningún caso garantizan que sus sitios web seguirán estando operativos.

To ensure a WordPress installation is always updated safely without breaking your website, we developed the Smart Updates feature, which does the following:

  1. Clones the installation, and then analyses the clone and takes screenshots of the website’s pages (including dynamic content and carousels).
  2. Actualización del clon, nuevo análisis del mismo y creación de nuevas instantáneas de las páginas del sitio web.
  3. Detects issues (PHP issues, HTTP response code errors, changed page titles, and others): not only those the update can cause but also those that existed before the update.
  4. With manual updates, Smart Updates shows you the “before” and “after” screenshots and the forecast whether it is safe to update or not. Here you can compare the screenshots, see and download the detailed report about the found issues, and then decide whether to update the production website or not.
  5. With autoupdates, Smart Updates automatically updates the production website unless there is at least one issue caused by the update. Otherwise the update is not performed. In both cases, you receive an email with the results of analysis and the “before” and “after” screenshots.

Uso de Smart Updates

Smart Updates is a paid feature, which you buy on a per installation basis. You can use Smart Updates with both manual and autoupdates.

Para activar Smart Update:

  1. Buy Smart Updates and install the received additional license key. You enable Smart Update separately for each installation.
  2. Go to WordPress and turn on «Smart Update» on the installation card.

You have enabled Smart Update. Now you can use it with manual or autoupdates.

Nota: Smart Update is not an alternative for backups. We recommend that you regularly back up your WordPress installations especially if you use autoupdates.

Para usar Smart Update de forma manual:

  1. Make sure you have enough disk space for a full copy of the installation that you want to update.

  2. On the installation card, click «Check updates», select updates you want to install, and then click Update.

  3. Espere a que Smart Update clone y analice su sitio web, lo que puede tardar un poco en función del tamaño del sitio web. El análisis se realiza en segundo plano, por lo que el cierre de la ventana no interrumpirá la actualización.

  4. See the “before” and “after” screenshots of the different pages of your website separately or in the Comparison mode.

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  5. Select one website page at a time and see issues found for each one. You can also see issues found for the whole website and download a report about them on the «Website Summary» tab.

  6. If Smart Update did not detect any issues regarding the update and the screenshots appear to confirm it, click Apply Updates and then click OK. Smart Update will update the production installation and delete the clone.

    If you do not want to update the production installation, click Discard.

Para usar Smart Update de forma automática:

  1. Make sure you have enough disk space for a full copy of the installation that you want to update.
  2. When an update is available, Smart Update will clone the installation, update the clone and analyze the clone after update.
  3. If the update causes no issues, Smart Update automatically updates the production installation. If Smart Update detects at least one issue the update may cause, the update is not applied. In both cases, you receive the email with the link. Follow the link to open a report with the comparison of “before” and “after” screenshots of your website in a new browser window.

Administración de plugins

A WordPress plugin is a type of third-party software that adds new functionality to WordPress. With WordPress Toolkit, you can install and manage plugins on one or more WordPress installations.

Instalación de plugins

In WordPress Toolkit, you can install plugins on one or all WordPress installations of the subscription. You can:

  • En el repositorio de plugins de wordpress.org puede buscar e instalar plugins.
  • Cargar plugins personalizados, que pueden resultarle útiles si no encuentra el plugin apropiado en el repositorio de wordpress.org o si desea instalar su propio plugin.

To install plugins on a particular WordPress installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, go to the “Plugins” tab of an installation card, and then click Install.

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  2. Busque plugins y haga clic en el botón Instalar al lado del plugin que desee instalar. Los plugins instalados se activan de inmediato.

To install plugins on all WordPress installations of the subscription:

  1. Seleccione la suscripción deseada.

  2. Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab, and then click Install.

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  3. Search for plugins, select the plugins you want to install, and then click Select websites.

    Nota: si selecciona uno o más plugins y efectúa una nueva búsqueda sin instalar los plugins seleccionados, se restablecerá la selección.

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  4. Por omisión, los plugins que se instalan se activan de inmediato. Si no desea que sea así, deseleccione la casilla “Activar tras la instalación”.

  5. Select websites on which you want to install plugins and then click Install.

Para cargar un plugin:

  1. Seleccione la suscripción deseada.
  2. Vaya a WordPress, haga clic en la pestaña «Plugins» y a continuación en Cargar plugin.
  3. Click Browse… and browse to the location of the ZIP file containing the plugin you want to upload
  4. Haga clic en ACEPTAR.

Activación y desactivación de plugins

You can activate or deactivate plugins installed on a particular installation or on all installations belonging to a subscription at once.

To activate or deactivate plugins for a particular installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Plugins” tab of an installation card.

  2. Under «State», turn on or turn off a plugin to activate or deactivate it, respectively.

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To activate or deactivate plugins for all installations of the subscription:

  1. Seleccione la suscripción deseada.
  2. Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.
  3. Seleccione el plugin que desea activar o desactivar.
  4. Haga clic en Activar o en Desactivar.

Actualización de plugins

If a plugin needs updating, you will see “Updates” next to the plugin on the “Plugins” tab of an installation card. You can update not only free plugins but also paid ones if they can be updated in the usual way in the WordPress admin dashboard.

Nota: WordPress Toolkit can update paid plugins that require a license if the license is present. WordPress Toolkit cannot update paid plugins that use non-standard update methods.

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Puede:

To update plugins on all installations of the subscription:

  1. Seleccione la suscripción deseada.

  2. Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.

  3. Click «Update to version …» next to the plugin you want to update. To learn more about the update, click «Changelog». This will take you to the plugin’s page on wordpress.org.

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  4. Haga clic en .

Eliminación de plugins

You can remove plugins from a particular installation or from all installations belonging to a subscription at once.

To remove plugins from a particular installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Plugins” tab of an installation card.
  2. To remove one plugin, click the image 79517 icon corresponding to the plugin you want to remove. To remove several plugins, select them and click Remove.
  3. Haga clic en .

To remove plugins from all installations of the subscription:

  1. Seleccione la suscripción deseada.
  2. Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.
  3. Seleccione los plugins que desea eliminar, haga clic en Desinstalar y a continuación haga clic en .

Administración de temas

Un tema de WordPress determina todo el diseño de su sitio web, incluyendo los colores, las fuentes y la apariencia. De seleccionar otro tema, cambiará la apariencia de su sitio web pero no se modificará su contenido. A través del Paquete de herramientas de WordPress puede instalar y gestionar temas.

Instalación de temas

In WordPress Toolkit, you can install themes on one or all WordPress installations of the subscription. You can:

  • Buscar e instalar temas presentes en el repositorio de temas de wordpress.org.
  • Instalar temas cargados por el administrador de Plesk.
  • Cargar temas personalizados, que pueden resultarle útiles si no encuentra el tema apropiado en el repositorio de wordpress.org o si desea instalar su propio tema.

To install themes on a particular WordPress installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, go to the “Themes” tab of an installation card, and then click Install.

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  2. Search for themes, and then click Install next to the theme you want to install. By default, a newly installed theme is not activated.

To install themes on all WordPress installations of the subscription:

  1. Seleccione la suscripción deseada.

  2. Go to WordPress > the “Themes” tab, and then click Install.

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  3. Search for themes, select the themes you want to install, and then click Select websites.

    Nota: si selecciona uno o más temas y efectúa una nueva búsqueda sin instalar los temas seleccionados, se restablecerá la selección.

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  4. Select websites on which you want to install themes and then click Install.

Para cargar un tema:

  1. Seleccione la suscripción deseada.

  2. Go to WordPress > the “Themes” tab, and then click Upload theme.

  3. Click Browse… and browse to the location of the ZIP file containing the theme you want to upload.

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  4. Select the WordPress installations on which you want to install the theme.

  5. By default, a newly uploaded theme is not activated. To activate it, select the “Activate after installation” checkbox.

  6. Haga clic en ACEPTAR.

Para instalar un tema cargado:

  1. Go to WordPress > the “Themes” tab.

  2. Haga clic en Instalar al lado del tema que ha cargado.

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  3. Select the WordPress installations on which you want to install the uploaded theme.

  4. By default, a newly uploaded theme is activated. To prevent this, clear the “Activate after installation” checkbox.

  5. Haga clic en Instalar.

Activación de un tema

You can activate a theme installed on a particular installation or on all installations hosted on the server. A WordPress installation can have only one active theme at a time.

To activate a theme for a particular installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Themes” tab of an installation card.
  2. Under «State», turn on a theme to activate it. The theme that was previously active will be automatically deactivated.

To activate a theme for all installations hosted on the server:

  1. Go to WordPress > the “Themes” tab.

  2. Haga clic en Activar presente al lado del tema que desea activar.

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Actualización de temas

If a theme needs updating, you will see “Updates” next to the theme on the “Themes” tab of an installation card. You can update not only free themes but also paid ones if they can be updated in the usual way in the WordPress admin dashboard.

Nota: WordPress Toolkit can update paid themes that require a license if the license is present. WordPress Toolkit cannot update paid themes that use non-standard update methods.

Puede:

To update themes on multiple installations:

  1. Vaya a WordPress > haga clic en la pestaña «Temas».
  2. Click «Update to version …» next to the theme you want to update. To learn more about the update, click «Changelog». This will take you to the theme’s page on wordpress.org.
  3. Haga clic en .

Eliminación de temas

You can remove themes from a particular installation or from all installations belonging to a subscription.

Nota: You cannot remove an active theme. Before removing a currently active theme, activate another theme first.

To remove themes from a particular installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Themes” tab of an installation card.
  2. Haga clic en el icono image 79517 presente al lado del tema que desea eliminar. Si desea eliminar más de un tema, selecciónelos y haga clic en Eliminar.
  3. Haga clic en .

To remove themes from all installations of the subscription:

  1. Go to WordPress > the “Themes” tab.
  2. Seleccione los temas que desea eliminar, haga clic en Desinstalar y a continuación haga clic en .

Protección de WordPress

WordPress Toolkit can enhance the security of WordPress installations (for example, by turning off XML-RPC pingbacks, checking the security of the wp-content folder, and so on).

We call individual improvements you can make to the installation’s security “measures”. We consider certain measures to be critical. For that reason, WordPress Toolkit applies them automatically to all newly created installations.

On the installation’s card next to «Security», you can see the following security messages:

  • «Fix security» means that not all critical security measures were applied.
    We strongly recommend that you apply them all.
  • «Check security» means that all critical security measures were applied,
    while some recommended measures were not.
  • «View settings» means that all security measures (critical and recommended) were applied.

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Nota: Some security measures, once applied, can be reverted. Some cannot. We recommend that you back up a WordPress installation before securing it.

You can secure WordPress installations individually or multiple installations at a time.

To secure an individual WordPress installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, choose the installation you want to secure, and then, on the installation card, click the message next to «Security» (for example, «Fix security»).
  2. Espere a que el paquete de herramientas de WordPress muestre las medidas de seguridad que puede aplicar.
  3. Seleccione las medidas de seguridad que desea aplicar y a continuación haga clic en Proteger.

Se aplicaran todas las medidas seleccionadas.

To secure multiple WordPress installations:

  1. Vaya a WordPress y haga clic en Seguridad.
  2. You will see the list of your WordPress installations. For every installation, you can see how many critical (indicated by the image 79670 icon) and recommended (the image 79671 icon) security measures can be applied to it. To see the list of measures that can be applied, click the corresponding icon. If all security measures are applied, you will see the image 79672 icon instead.
  3. (Optional) To see more information about all security measures and to manage them for an individual WordPress installation, click image 79673 next to the desired installation. To return to managing security of multiple installations, click image 79674 next to “Security Status Of Selected Websites”.
  4. Select installations to which you want to apply security measures and then click Secure.
  5. Por defecto solo se selecciona aplicar las medidas de seguridad críticas. También puede seleccionar:
    • Security measures of your choice. To do so, click the «Custom selection» radio button.
    • All security measures at once. To do so, click the “All (critical and recommended)” radio button.
  6. Haga clic en Proteger.

Se aplicaran las medidas de seguridad seleccionadas.

Reverting Security Measures

In rare cases, applying security measures can break your website. In this case, you can revert the security measures you have applied. You can do this for an individual WordPress installation or for multiple WordPress installations at a time.

To revert applied security measures for an individual installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, choose the installation for which you want to revert an applied measure, and then click the message (for example, «Check security») next to “Security” on the installation card.

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  2. Espere a que el paquete de herramientas de WordPress muestre la lista de medidas de seguridad.

  3. Seleccione las medidas de seguridad que desea revertir y haga clic en Revertir.

The applied security measures will be reverted.

To revert applied security measures for multiple installations:

  1. Vaya a WordPress y haga clic en Seguridad.
  2. You will see the list of your WordPress installations and whether critical and recommended security measures were applied to them or not.
  3. (Optional) To see more information about all security measures and to manage them for an individual WordPress installation, click image 79673 next to the desired installation. To return to managing security of multiple installations, click image 79674 next to “Security Status Of Selected Websites”.
  4. Select installations for which you want to revert security measures and then click Revert.
  5. Select security measures you want to revert and then click Revert.

The applied security measures will be reverted.

Cloning a WordPress Website

Cloning a WordPress website involves creation of a full website copy with all website files, database, and settings.

You may want to clone your WordPress website in one of the following situations:

  • You maintain a non-public (staging) version of a WordPress website on a separate domain or subdomain, and you want to publish it to a production domain to make it publicly available.
  • You have a publicly available (production) WordPress website and you want to create a non-public (staging) copy of it, to which you can make changes without affecting the production website.
  • You want to create a “master” copy of a WordPress website with preconfigured settings, plugins, and theme, and then clone it to start a new development project for a client.
  • You want to create multiple copies of a WordPress website and make different changes to each one (for example, to show them to a client so that he or she can choose the one he or she likes best).

Clone a WordPress website:

  1. Go to WordPress and then click «Clone» on the card of the WordPress installation you want to clone.

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  2. Choose the target where to clone the website:

    • Keep «Create subdomain» to have WordPress Toolkit create a new subdomain with the default «staging» prefix. You can use it or type in a desired subdomain prefix.
    • Select «Use existing domain or subdomain» and then select the desired domain or subdomain from the list.

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    Prudencia: Make sure that the domain or subdomain selected as the target is not being used by an existing website. During cloning, website data existing on the target may be overwritten and irrevocably lost

  3. (Optional) Change the name of the database automatically created during cloning.

  4. When you are satisfied with the selected target and the database name, click Start.

Una vez finalizada la clonación, el nuevo clon aparecerá en la lista de instalaciones de WordPress.

Copying Data from One WordPress Website to Another

You can copy the content of your WordPress website including files and database to another WordPress website.

Let us say you maintain a non-public (staging) version of a WordPress website on a separate domain or subdomain and a publicly available (production) version of this website on a production domain. You may want to copy data from one website to another in the following situations:

  • Usted desea copiar los cambios efectuados en la versión de prueba a la versión de producción.
  • You want to copy the data from the production website to the staging website to see how the changes (for example, a new plugin) work with the production data. After checking that everything works fine, you may copy your changes to your production website.
  • You have made some changes (for example, installed a new plugin) to the staging website, and these changes resulted in new tables being added to the database. You want to copy only these tables to the production website without affecting other data.
  • You have upgraded the staging website to a newly released version of WordPress and fixed the post-upgrade issues (if any). You now want to push these changes to the production website.
  • You can choose to copy the WordPress files, the WordPress database, or both the files and the database. When copying the database, you can choose to copy all tables, or tables that are present on the source but absent from the target, or you can specify individual database tables to be copied.

When performing the copying, keep in mind the following:

  • The selected data are copied from the source website to the target website. Any files and/or database tables present both on the source and the target that are not identical are copied from the source to the target. Files and database tables present only on the target are not affected unless you select the «Remove missing files» option during copying.
  • During copying, the target website enters maintenance mode and becomes temporarily unavailable.
  • If the WordPress version on the target website is earlier than on the source website, WordPress Toolkit first upgrades WordPress on the target website to match the version installed on the source website, and then runs copying.
  • If the WordPress version on the source website is earlier than on the target website, copying is aborted. To copy data, you need to upgrade WordPress on the source to the version installed on the target or a later version.
  • If the database prefix on the source and the target differs, WordPress Toolkit will change the database prefix on the target website to match that on the source during copying.
  • Copying of data between a regular WordPress installation and a multisite one is not supported. We recommend that you use cloning instead.

Nota: During copying, files and database tables copied from the source overwrite those present on the target. Any changes made to the files and database tables on the target prior to copying will be discarded and lost without warning.

Nota: If you have caching plugins installed on a WordPress website you want to copy from, clear the cache on the source website before copying. Otherwise, the target website might work incorrectly.

To copy data of one WordPress website to another:

  1. Go to WordPress and then click «Copy Data» on the card of the WordPress installation which data you want to copy.

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  2. Next to «Target», select the target WordPress installation (under the same or another subscription) you want to copy the data to.

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  3. Under «Data to Copy», select which data you want to copy to the target WordPress website:

    • «Files Only» - copies only the website files, including the WordPress core files and the files related to themes and plugins.

      Nota: By default, the htaccess, web.config, and wp-config.php files are not copied because modifying these files may disrupt the operation of WordPress.

      Nota: The Plesk administrator can make the «Copy wp-config.php» checkbox visible to you. In this case, even if you choose to copy the wp-config.php file, the information related to the database will not be copied. This prevents the target WordPress installation from corruption. Custom settings specified in the wp-config.php file on the target will be overwritten with those from the source.

    • «Database Only» - copies only the database. You can select to import all, new, or selected database tables (for details, see step 5 below).

    • «Files and Database» - copies both the website files and the database. You can choose to import all, new, or selected database tables (for details, see step 5 below).

  4. If you selected «Files Only» or «Files and Database» during step 3, two more options become available (unless the Plesk administrator did not hide them):

    • «Replace files modified on target» - by default, if a file with the same name exists both on the source and the target, the file from the source will be copied and will replace the file on the target even if the source file is older. To prohibit overwriting files on the target with the files from the source that are older clear the checkbox.
    • «Remove missing files» - by default, if a file exists on the target but is missing from the source, the file is untouched. Select this checkbox to remove files on the target that are missing from the source.
  5. If you selected «Database only» or «Files and Database» during step 3, select which database tables you want to copy:

    • «All Tables» (the default option). If you want to copy all changes except for pages, posts, and users, keep the «Except: _postmeta, _posts, _usermeta, _users» checkbox selected.
    • New tables only
    • Selected tables. Click «Select tables to copy», select those tables you want to copy, and then click Select.
  6. Before copying data, WordPress Toolkit suggests creating a restore point. You can use it to roll back the changes made during copying. If you do not want to create a restore point, clear the «Create a restore point» checkbox. Learn how you can recover your WordPress installation using the restore point in «Restoring a WordPress Installation» section below.

    Nota: Every WordPress installation can only have a single restore point. Creating a restore point overwrites the existing restore point, if any.

  7. When you are satisfied with the selected options, click Start to start copying data.

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Restoring a WordPress Installation

When you update the WordPress core or copy data from one WordPress installation to another, WordPress Toolkit suggests creating a restore point before beginning the operation. If you are not happy with the results, you can use the restore point to roll back the changes and restore your installation to the state it was in before the operation.

Nota: WordPress Toolkit suggests creating a restore point only when you update a single WordPress installation.

Making Full Restore Points

By default, a restore point contains only the data that will be affected when copying data or updating. However, the Plesk administrator can set up WordPress to include all the target installation data, both files and the database, in the restore point. Full restore points provide the maximum chances of successful recovery, but take longer to create and take up more disk space than regular restore points.

To restore a WordPress installation from a restore point:

  1. Go to WordPress and find the card of an installation you want to restore.

  2. Click the image restore icon icon next to «Restore Point» and then click Continue.

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The restoration will begin. Your installation will be restored to the state it was in before the operation.

The restore point takes up disk space which is included in your allowed disk space quota. After you have restored your WordPress installation, or once you have determined that all is good and there is no need to restore, you can delete the restore point.

To delete a restore point:

  1. Go to WordPress and find the restore point you want to delete.
  2. Click the image 79517 icon next to «Restore Point», and then click Remove.

Nota: Every WordPress installation can only have a single restore point. Creating a restore point overwrites the existing restore point, if any.

It is important to note that a restore point is not the same as a backup. Making any changes to the target installation after you copy data or update it may make restoring from the restore point impossible. If you are copying data or updating a live production WordPress installation, we recommend that you back it up beforehand in addition to creating a restore point.

Updating a Website URL

If you have moved a website from a different server, the website URL may change. In this case, your migrated WordPress installation will not work until the website URL is updated in WordPress. Previously, you had to do this manually. Now WordPress Toolkit can update the website URL automatically.

To update the website URL:

  1. Go to WordPress, choose the card of the website that you have migrated, click the image 79476 button, and then click Update Site URL.
  2. WordPress Toolkit compares the actual website URL with the one specified in the WordPress database and in wp-config.php:
    • If the URLs match, then your website URL is up to date. Click Back to return to the website card.
    • If the URLs do not match, replace the URL specified in WordPress with the actual URL by clicking Update.

You have ensured that your website is online.

Protección de un sitio web con contraseña

Puede proteger el acceso a su sitio web WordPress estableciendo una contraseña.Cualquiera que visite un sitio web protegido con contraseña deberá indicar las credenciales para poder ver el contenido del sitio web.

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Proteger un sitio con una contraseña puede resultar útil en los siguientes casos:

  • El sitio web se encuentra en fase de desarrollo y no desea que nadie pueda verlo.
  • Desea mostrar una versión demo del sitio web únicamente a algunos visitantes.

Para proteger un sitio web WordPress con contraseña:

  1. Go to WordPress, choose the installation you want to protect with a password, and then turn on “Password protection”.
  2. Create or generate a password. If desired, you can also change the username (the installation’s administrator username is used by default).
  3. Haga clic en Proteger.

To disable “Password protection”, turn it off.

Setting up a Regular Run of wp-cron.php

The wp-cron.php file is a virtual cron job (or scheduled task) WordPress uses to automate certain operations, for example, checking for plugins or themes updates, sending email notifications, and so on. By default, WordPress runs the wp-cron.php task every time someone visits your website. If you want WordPress operations to be performed regularly and on schedule, you need to disable the default wp-cron.php execution. If your website has high traffic, scheduled wp-cron.php execution may also improve the website load time.

To disable wp-cron.php on a particular WordPress installation:

  1. Go to WordPress and choose the WordPress installation for which you want to disable the default wp-cron.php execution.

  2. Turn on “Disable wp-cron.php” on the installation card.

    The default wp-cron.php execution is now disabled. Instead, WordPress Toolkit has automatically created a scheduled task, which will now run wp-cron.php every 30 minutes.

  3. (Optional) You may want to run wp-cron.php on a different schedule. To do so, click the image tune icon icon. This will open a new Plesk tab with scheduled tasks. Change the default 30-minute interval, and then save changes.

    Nota: The image tune icon icon is displayed if you have the permission to manage scheduled tasks.

The Plesk administrator can disable wp-cron.php on all new WordPress installations.

Prior wp-cron.php Configurations

You may have already disabled wp-cron.php without WordPress Toolkit by using the following ways:

  • Editing the wp-config.php file. In this case, WordPress Toolkit will detect this change and adjust the “Disable wp-cron.php” toggle.
  • Creating a scheduled task. In this case, WordPress Toolkit will create another one once you disable wp-cron.php in the WordPress Toolkit interface. You can either keep two tasks (it will not much affect the performance) or delete your task and keep the task created by WordPress Toolkit.

Modo de mantenimiento

Cuando un sitio web WordPress pasa al modo de mantenimiento, los visitantes no pueden ver el contenido del sitio. En vez de ver el contenido del sitio web, cuando su sitio esté en modo de mantenimiento los visitantes que accedan a su sitio verán una pantalla de mantenimiento.

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Turning on maintenance mode

Su sitio WordPress entrará automáticamente en modo de mantenimiento en las siguientes situaciones:

  • Upgrading your WordPress installation.
  • Copying data from one WordPress website to another.

Si está efectuando cambios en su sitio web y desea que los visitantes no puedan verlo, puede ponerlo en modo de mantenimiento de forma manual.

Para poner un sitio web WordPress en modo de mantenimiento:

  1. Go to WordPress and choose the WordPress installation you want to put into maintenance mode.

  2. Turn on “Maintenance mode” on the installation card.

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To take your website out of maintenance mode, turn off “Maintenance mode”.

Personalización de la página de mantenimiento

El Paquete de herramientas de WordPress de Plesk le permite modificar algunos atributos de la página de mantenimiento para que esta resulte más informativa. A modo de ejemplo, usted puede:

  • Cambiar el texto que se muestra en la página de mantenimiento.
  • Añadir un temporizador regresivo.
  • Proporcionar o eliminar enlaces a páginas de redes sociales.

Para personalizar la página de mantenimiento:

  1. Go to WordPress, choose the WordPress installation whose maintenance page you want to customize, and then click the image tune icon icon next to “Maintenance mode” on the installation card.

  2. En la sección Texto en pantalla, puede cambiar el texto mostrado. Para establecer la apariencia del texto, use etiquetas HTML.

  3. In the Timer section, you can set up and turn on the countdown timer that will be displayed on the maintenance page.

    Nota: la única finalidad de este temporizador es informar a los visitantes sobre la duración estimada de las tareas de mantenimiento. Una vez completado el temporizador, su sitio web sigue permaneciendo en modo de mantenimiento, por lo que deberá sacarlo de este modo de forma manual.

  4. En la sección Enlaces a redes sociales, proporcione o elimine enlaces a páginas de redes sociales (Facebook, Twitter e Instagram).

  5. Haga clic en ACEPTAR.

Si tiene experiencia con código, puede personalizar esta página más allá de las opciones aquí descritas.

Para personalizar la página de mantenimiento de un determinado sitio web:

  1. Go to WordPress, choose the WordPress installation whose maintenance page you want to customize, and then click the image tune icon icon next to “Maintenance mode” on the installation card.
  2. Haga clic en Personalizar y edite la plantilla de la página de mantenimiento en el editor de código.
  3. Haga clic en ACEPTAR.

Restauración de la página de mantenimiento predeterminada

Si es necesario, puede restaurar la página de mantenimiento predeterminada.

Para restaurar la página de mantenimiento predeterminada:

  1. Go to WordPress and choose the WordPress installation whose maintenance page you want to reset to default.
  2. Click the image tune icon icon next to “Maintenance mode” on the installation card and then click Restore Default.