CMS Commander

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites and Generate Great Content with CMS Commander

I checked out CMS Commander that I heard mentioned onthe WordPress Plugins A To Z podcast and went over to check it out. I recently talked about Manage WP on the podcast and this is somewhat similar, but it does have a unique slant. The biggest difference being this is form the people who create WP Robot. While both Manage WP and CMS Commander have great tools to let you update your plugins and themes from one login. Both have tools to help you facilitate backups of your website, and both have stats that show your traffic from all of your sites in one location. CMS commander has an emphasis on helping you create content through legal channels. CMS Commander is slightly more expensive per website so it will depend on if you need help generating content for your website (after all the best SEO trick is great content).

CMS Commander also works with drupal, joomla, and other CMS tools. Check it out at

Pushbutton SEO WordPress Plugin

Push Button SEOPushbutton SEO is a wordpress plugin not only helps you find great keywords, it monitors what keywords people are laready using to find you (so you can utilize the Google Juice yo already have) and Unlike other plugins that simply check your post content, PushButton SEO analyzes the raw source code of your site just like the search spiders, giving you a TRUE measure of how well your SEO is working for you. It will find related videos, links, images, blog posts and more so you can create great content to keep people coming back to your site. When a page on your site is optimized, its ranking meter is green. When the meter is red, you need to give it optimization attention ASAP. It doesn’t get simpler than that, and you can see where to focus at a glance. For more information go to

Check For Plugin Redundancy

I found this on the Manage WP Plugin blog. When it comes to reducing the size of yoru worpdress install it pays to remove plugins that you may not be using, it can be replaced. Their website states:

“Let’s start with the basics. There are two things that you should know about deactivated themes and plugins on your WordPress dashboard:

They take up unnecessary space
They represent a security risk (your site can still be breached via deactivated themes and plugins)

That’s two good reasons to get rid of deactivated themes and plugins. I would also recommend that you take a close look at your activated plugins and ask yourself whether you really need all of them. It could well be that the functionality present in two plugins is actually covered by one (for instance, WordPress SEO by Yoast includes XML sitemap functionality, therefore negating the need for a separate XML sitemap plugin), or that you have a bloated plugin whose resource intensiveness is not worth the added functionality. Use the Plugin Performance Profiler Plugin to single out the main offenders.

Beyond mitigating the two issues above, removing plugins should also result in an increase in site speed, which is never a bad thing.

Hit Tail Remarks

After hear about some  of the things Pushbutton SEO does, I may be saying goodbye to Hit Tail. This is a great service that lets me know what keywords i could rank well for, but after using a few months, it seems its providing me with the same keywords each month. I can use their service to have an article generated, but I could probably use CMS Comander to do something similar.




  1. Mark K.

    One concern I have for ManageWP is that their SSL Cert is expired and no good. They basically do not use SSL, even if using the Force SSL plugin for FF I get the expired/error.

    This means that your LOGIN / PASS for all your sites are all in the open/clear for anyone to sniff..

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