Summary

WordPress Toolkit is one of the widely used extension of Plesk. It’s actually introduced in Plesk 12.5 version as a WordPress management tool that allows the user to install, configure and manage WordPress. This enables the server admins, resellers and customers to achieve workflows for all levels.

Key Features

  • Quick and Simple Deployment
  • Replication & Sync
  • Debug Administration
  • Superior Auto Update Control
  • Easy migration for single Remote WP instance
  • Site Indexing
  • Plesk Resellers
  • WP-CLI
  • API RPC + CLI Support

Installing WordPress

In order to install WordPress, follow the steps below

Select Websites & Domains > WordPress

Wordpress Toolkit

Click on Install

You get the following options –

  1. For quick installation select Install (Quick). This will install the latest version of WordPress with default settings.
  2. For custom installations click on Install (Custom). This setting will help you to complete the installation with custom settings. It lets you set up the administrator user, desired WordPress version, desired database name, and more.
Note: Installation of WordPress via the WordPress Toolkit is performed from the official WordPress site

By default, the installation path of the installed WordPress site has https prefix.

Go to Websites & Domains > WordPress to see the list of all installations attached to the WordPress.

Steps to Add Existing WordPress Installations to WordPress Toolkit

By default, WordPress installation through Toolkit or Application page appears in the WordPress Toolkit. However, in case of a manual installation, the user will have to attach existing installation to the WordPress Toolkit. So those upgraded from an earlier version of Plesk to the latest one and have used WordPress should attach their existing installation to the WordPress Toolkit.

Steps to Attach WordPress Installation

Go to Websites & Domains > WordPress

Now, click on Scan.

Note: New manual installation after the scan will not be added to Toolkit. So, you will have to repeat above step to get it added to Toolkit.

Steps to Detach WordPress installation

  • Go to Websites & Domains > WordPress
  • Select the WordPress installation name
  • Click on Detach
Note: If you make a new scan for WordPress installation, a detached installation will also be attached to the Toolkit again.

Remove a WordPress Installation

  • Go to Websites & Domains > WordPress
  • Select WordPress installation name
  • Click Remove.

Steps to Migrate WordPress Installation

Follow the below steps for Migrating WordPress:

  1. You can migrate WordPress websites using the “Web Site Migration” feature.
  2. When you migrate a WordPress website, Plesk copies all its files and the database to your server.
  3. Once a website has been migrated, you can manage it using WordPress Toolkit.
  4. To migrate an existing WordPress website, Go to Websites & Domains > WordPress
  5. Click on Import
  6. Enter the Source Domain Name, FTP username and FTP password.
  7. Click Ok.

Once the above steps are completed Plesk will try to connect to the source website and scan it for content.

If the connection is not successful, here are the following pointers to be checked:

  • Check if the source website’s domain name resolves to the correct IP address from the destination server.
  • Check if the Source FTP server is operating properly. Ensure that there are no necessary ports which are filtered by the firewall on either server.
  • Check whether you have entered the correct FTP username and password
  • Ensure that the FTP user has access to all files and directories present in the source web space.