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iControlWP - Multiple WordPress Management

Pro WordPress Management - Backups, Security, Updates, and Uptime Monitoring

The iControlWP Secure WordPress Manager is the only solution you need to manage all your WordPress websites.

You're serious about WordPress Management, so we don't restrict you on features and tiers like "Pro" and "Business" - you can pick and choose exactly what you need.

Our Mission - Better WordPress Management with Fewer WordPress Plugins

With iControlWP you need fewer WordPress plugins on your sites because you can centrally manage much more from within your control panel. For example:

  • You don't need an extra plugin for Google Analytics tracking codes.
  • You don't need an extra plugin for CloudFlare integration and management
  • You don't need an extra plugin to optimize your databases
  • You don't need an extra plugin to clean up old drafts, comments and post revisions
  • You don't need an extra plugin to manage WordPress automatic updates

With iControlWP you can:

  • Manage ALL WordPress websites from a single, centralized control panel.
  • One-click update WordPress Plugin (premium ones too!), Themes, and the WordPress Core.
  • Bulk update all plugins, themes and WordPress cores.
  • Very finely tune WordPress Automatic Updates for every plugin on every site.
  • Manage CloudFlare settings using our unique CloudFlare integration.
  • Insert Google Analytics Tracking code.
  • Clean up WordPress and Optimize WordPress databases
  • Manage WordPress Security setting across all your sites.
  • Install new WordPress websites automatically, anywhere you have cPanel web hosting
  • Automatically log into your WordPress sites without remembering your WordPress login details.
  • Collect useful visitor site statistics and view them directly from within your control panel.
Author iControlWP
Contributors paultgoodchild
Tags automatic updates, backup, bulk, icontrolwp, manage, manage wordpress, managewp, restore, WordPress Admin, worpit
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    At-a-Glance Summary tell you all your available updates split across plugin/theme names and site names with options to update all, or update individually.

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    See all your sites at a glance, which sites have upgrades available and where.

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    See a full summary of your site information, updates, WordPress Core version, Themes and much more.

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    Get a view of all your plugins and how each one is distributed across each site.

Latest Release: 3.2.0

Released: 14th February, 2017

  • (v.0) IMPROVED: Further optimizations and performance improvements
  • (v.0) FIXES: Some small code bug fixes

3.2 Series

Released: 14th February, 2017

  • (v.0) IMPROVED: Further optimizations and performance improvements
  • (v.0) FIXES: Some small code bug fixes

3.1 Series

Released: 6th January, 2017

  • (v.3) IMPROVED: Further optimizations and performance improvements
  • (v.2) IMPROVED: Further optimizations and performance improvements
  • (v.0) IMPROVED: Easier linking of sites to the iControlWP dashboard without the need for Authentication Key.

3.0 Series

Released: 3rd January, 2017

  • (v.2) IMPROVED: Reducing login notifications for iCWP logins
  • (v.1) FIX: Bug with adding new sites to control panel
  • (v.0) UPDATED: Large improvements to code (more to come)
  • (v.0) UPDATED: More secured transfer of data during actions.
  • (v.0) UPDATED: Much faster execution of actions.

2.14 Series

Released: 16th December, 2016

  • (v.0) UPDATED: Improvements to updates detection particularly for premium plugins/themes.
  • (v.0) UPDATED: Various cleaning and code improvements.

2.13 Series

Released: 1st March, 2016

  • (v.0) ADDED: Support for Shield Pro.
  • (v.0) UPDATED: Various improvements and optimizations including database queries.

2.12 Series

Released: 9th March 2015

  • FIXED: (v.7) Supported method for disabling the WP-SpamShield filtering.
  • ADDED: (v.6) Full support for plugin white labelling.
  • ADDED: (v.6) Full support for plugin white labelling.
  • ADDED: (v.6) Added officially supported method for disabling the WP-SpamShield filtering.
  • ADDED: (v.5) support for WP-SpamShield to prevent it blocking requests.
  • FIX: (v.4) bug where the white listed IPs weren't being updated correctly within security plugin white lists.
  • UPDATED: (v.3) Update service IP addresses.
  • FIX: (v.1) Fix small admin-side incompatibility with BuddyPress plugin.
  • ADDED: (v.0) Re-implemented automatic updates but with a 48hr confidence delay
  • ADDED: (v.0) Warning upon plugin deactivation

2.11 Series

Released: 4th February 2015

  • FIX: Fix disconnection for certain sites (v.6)
  • CHANGED: Better compatibility with the iThemes security plugin (v.5)
  • CHANGED: Sets a WordPress flag in order to better detect premium plugin updates (v.4)
  • ADDED: Significant Performance Improvement to plugin load times (v.3)
  • CHANGED: Small logic fix during action success/failure reporting (v.2)
  • ADDED: Improved support for 'WP Maintenance Mode' plugin (v.1)
  • CHANGED: iControlWP action parameters are more reliably transmitted to the plugin.
  • CHANGED: Performance improvements.

2.10 Series

Released: 21st January 2015

  • ADDED: Ability to automatically add a site to an iControlWP account.
  • ADDED: Support for 'Ultimate Coming Soon Maintenance Mode' plugin.
  • FIXED: PHP require() for relative paths is broken in certain environments.


Released: 6th January 2015

  • ADDED: UI indicators for plugin automatic updates.
  • ADDED: Further compatibility with maintenance mode plugins.
  • CHANGED: Tweaks to the white labelling system.
  • CHANGED: Refactored files for better organisation.


Released: 23th December 2014

  • ADDED: Option to clear all statistics.
  • FIX: Small bug where statistics weren't enabled when requested to do so.


Released: 19th December 2014

  • CHANGED: Added work-arounds for some maintenance mode plugins.
  • CHANGED: Removed background plugin update.


Released: 11th December 2014

  • CHANGED: Significant plugin refactoring to improve performance, security, and reliability of the iControlWP service.


Released: 19th November 2014

  • IMPROVED: Compatibility with WordPress Simple Firewall user sessions and the Login-As feature.


  • FIX: Temporarily disable automatic whitelist for wordfence.


  • FIX: Quick-fix to get around fatal error with poor Jetpack coding.


  • ADDED: Option to set "DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT" from iControlWP App
  • ADDED: Option to set "FORCE_SSL_ADMIN" from iControlWP App
  • ADDED: Option to set CloudFlare Flexible SSL from within the iControlWP App
  • ADDED: Option to set Hide WordPress Version (WP Generator Meta tag) from iControlWP App
  • ADDED: Option to set Hide RSD Link from iControlWP App
  • ADDED: Option to set Hide Windows Live link from iControlWP App
  • UPDATED: White-listing IPs


  • FIX: Error with automatic whitelisting in some cases.


  • FIX: A few PHP notices, and update to WordPress 4.0 compatibility.


  • CHANGE: To avoid PHP strict warnings.


  • ENHANCED: Automatically adds to the Bad Behaviour IP white lists.


  • CHANGE: Improved compatibility with hosts that restrict certain methods of file includes.


  • FIX: WordPress 3.8.2 breaks automatic updates code. This update addresses that change.


  • FIX: for cron error code and google analytics js code


  • CHANGED: auto-updates system is now integrated directly into plugin instead of using a separate plugin.


  • CHANGED: tweak to white labelling and stats with more options.


  • FIX: for google analytics logic


  • CHANGED: Improved white labelling and options for google analytics.


  • ADDED: Google Analytics Integration.




  • CHANGED: Now ready for white labelling


  • CHANGED: Now uses WordPress wp_remote_get() by default to make its HTTP calls


  • CHANGED: Changed the URL of the App.


  • ADDED: Support for Elegant themes maintenance mode plugin.
  • ADDED: New Service WhiteList IPs.
  • CHANGED: Small fix to the remote site add feature.


  • ADDED: Verified works with WordPress 3.8 admin.
  • CHANGED: Improved IP white listing method with 3rd party plugins.



  • ADDED: New IP address to IP address pool for the service.


  • ADDED: Improved support for Maintenance Mode plugins while linking your site to iControlWP.


  • ADDED: Support for All In One WP Security plugin.


  • IMPROVE: W3 Total Cache compatibility.


  • FIX: WPMS notices.


  • ADDED: Full support for WP Engine.


  • ADDED: Support for automatically adding whitelisted IP addresses for the WordPress Simple Firewall plugin.


  • ADDED: Direct support for WordPress Firewall 2 plugin by automatically whitelist iControlWP IPs.
  • ADDED: Support for the Ultimate Maintenance Mode plugin.


  • ADDED: Ability to add a site to an iControlWP account from within the WordPress site itself
  • ADDED: Support for the underConstruction plugin to ensure we by-pass any redirection.


  • ADDED: support for initial plugin white labelling options
  • ADDED: login-as redirect options and support for WPMS login as
  • ADDED: Automatic Better WP Security IP Whitelisting for the iControlWP service
  • ADDED: Automatic Wordfence IP Whitelisting for the iControlWP service


  • NAME CHANGE: Was Worpit, now
  • ADDED: support for logging in as any user, not just admin.
  • FIX: preventing the plugin from disconnecting from the service in some cases.


  • FIX: Improved security


  • CHANGED: Plugin communication with iControlWP App changed to help avoid security restrictions that impact direct access to PHP files.


  • TWEAKED: Plugin's custom access rules.


  • ADDED: a fix for whe na site changes its underlying file structure and the location of the plugin moves.


  • Plugin now redirects to the iControlWP settings page upon activation.
  • FIX: a bug with the code in the plugin option to mask WP version.


  • Plugin re-architecture to use HTTP GET instead of POST to receive directives from
  • Tested with WordPress 3.5


  • Adds custom options for setting various security related WordPress settings.
  • Now easier to find the plugin URL when adding a site.


  • Adds a .htaccess to the plugin root folder to cater for people who don't have their own .htaccess to prevent directory listing
  • Fixes compatibility with other plugins who have the same function names in some cases.
  • Work around Maintenance Mode plugin so iControlWP commands still work even in maintenance mode.


  • Fix for handshaking features.



  • Removes interference from the 'Secure WordPess' plugin when the iControlWP plugin initialises due to a request from the iControlWP service.


  • No functional change, just some wording on plugin.


  • Latest stable release.


  • Worpit - Manage WordPress Better Initial Release.

Is iControlWP Free?

No, but you can try it out using our unlimited-sites free trial.

You can sign up free here

Is iControlWP secure?

Yes! We take great care to ensure the integrity of the connection between iControlWP and your website.

All sensitive data is encrypted on our system so it is never human-readable by anyone.

See the next question for more in-depth explanation.

I want more to know more about iControlWP plugin security?

We take security seriously at iControlWP - prevention is far better than cure and we trust when you see what steps we take to ensure the integrity of your website you'll know we taking the biggest steps to secure your site.

  • Each new plugin install creates a unique secure code that you must supply correctly to add the site to your iControlWP account.
  • When iControlWP and your plugin are connected, iControlWP creates a unique PIN code, encrypts with an MD5 hash and stores in on your site. ONLY attempts to connect to your plugin that supply this correct PIN code will ever be able succeed.
  • We also take it a step FURTHER - each connection performs a unique hand-shake process (that you wont find in other similar products) between iControlWP and your WordPress websites to ensure that no-one else, anywhere, can spoof your WordPress site. The plugin will always check to ensure that the connection has originated from If not, the connection is disregarded completely and immediately.

Will the iControlWP plugin slow down my site?

Not a chance! We have the absolute SMALLEST plugin (compared to similar products of this type) around.

We install only the absolute necessary code, and when you need more, iControlWP's unique "Action Pack" delivery system sends just what your site needs.

How does iControlWP work?

With the plugin installed and the connection setup to your own iControlWP account, the iControlWP system will periodically ask your WordPress website for some information. Currently we check:

  • WordPress Core update status
  • Plugins update status
  • Themes update status
  • Other server environment information that helps us to determine compatibility with the iControlWP system. This includes things like PHP version, HTTP server type and version. You can review all this captured information from within iControlWP and is useful as a handy reference.

We then take this information and display it to you on the iControlWP dashboard - then it's over to you and what you want to do with it.

What is WorpDrive?

WorpDrive is a new, far more clever approach to WordPress backup and restore, and is a premium product available from with the iControlWP control panel.

It doesn't use FTP, Amazon S3, or any of the traditional painful approaches to website backup, and you don't need to buy/rent any other 3rd party storage service.

WorpDrive is an ALL-IN-ONE backup and restore system for your WordPress website and is a bargain at twice the price.

Is WorpDrive free?

No. WorpDrive is available for a small monthly fee.

Version 3.2.0

Requires WordPress version: 3.2.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.8

Last Updated 14 Feb 2017

Date Added: 28 May 2012

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