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What’s New in WPCloud Deploy 2.6.0

Today we’re releasing our July update. With this feature release we’ve focused primarily on making the panel more useful in day-to-day activities. New: Custom links to servers and sites With this new feature, you can create custom clickable links that show up in the server or app list. You can create links that, for example,…

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Tutorial: Add Custom Functionality To WPCD, Part 3

This is the third article in a series of tutorials that demonstrate how you can expand WPCD to add custom functionality unique to your business. By utilizing these extension options, developers and agencies can create custom solutions that differentiate their offerings and reduce the amount of time spent deploying and managing servers. You can find…

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Tutorial: Add Custom Functionality To WPCD, Part 2

In our prior article in this series we showed how easy it is for a developer to add new functionality to the WPCD dashboard. However, “easy” comes with a limitation – the commands MUST run within the PHP script execution time limit. So that could mean 30 seconds to 600 seconds or more depending on…

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Tutorial: Add Custom Functionality To WPCD, Part 1

WPCloud Deploy is used by developers, agencies and power-users who want absolute control over the deployment of their WordPress servers and sites. This means customizing WPCD on multiple levels. This article covers adding custom commands or buttons to the WPCD dashboard.

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What’s New in WPCloud Deploy 2.5.0

Version 2.5.0 of WPCloud Deploy is now available. In this release we focused on enhancements to both the server side scripts as well as the capabilities exposed in the dashboard UI. Even though we’re tagging this as a point release, there are plenty of new features and upgrades to keep most users happy. New: Backup…

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What’s New in WPCloud Deploy 2.4.0

WPCloud Deploy 2.4.0 is now generally available and comes with some awesome new features. Here are a few of the highlights: Teams The biggest new feature for this release is TEAMS. With teams, you can lock down access to specific servers and sites to designated individuals. You can learn more about teams in our documentation.…

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Do Not Let A Single Failure Take All Your Clients Offline

A few weeks ago I was perusing one of the hosting groups on Facebook and encountered a post where a developer said that he was hosting 300 of his customers ON THE SAME SERVER. As if not to be beat, another one popped up and said he had 563 of his customers on the same…

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8 Best-Practices For Sites Built On WPCloud Deploy Servers

So, you’ve created your first server and fired up your first site. But, as with any other profession, there are certain “best practices” – things you can do to make sure that your site is running optimally. So, here are some things you should do as soon as practically possible: 1. Get Some Protection Place…

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A Dozen+ Ways To Fire Up Your Own WordPress Server

If you’ve been around the WordPress ecosystem for a while, you’ve probably toyed with the idea of running your own WordPress server(s). There are three reasons you might want to go down this road: Costs: Deploying your own WordPress server can generally be cheaper when you are running multiple WordPress sites. Security: Managing your own…

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Exposed API Keys: Handling A Nightmare Scenario

Recently we noticed a post on twitter about an exposed API key for Convertkit where the author of the tweet was unable to contact Convertkit to remove the exposed API key from their account. Which made us wonder – what would be a nightmare scenario for api keys for a Cloud Server provider? For example,…