Jetpack Manage allows you to manage your self-hosted WordPress sites and your WordPress.com sites from a single dashboard on WordPress.com.
In this support doc, you can find:
- How to enable Jetpack Manage features
- How to manage your Jetpack sites and plugins from WordPress.com
- Troubleshooting information and FAQs.
When a plugin update is released, the best practice is to update that plugin right away. What if you have multiple sites using the same plugin? You used to have to login to each site individually and to update the plugin manually from that site’s dashboard. With multiple sites, this process can take quite a while!
With Manage, you can update plugins, set plugins to automatically update, and activate or deactivate plugins on a per-site basis or in bulk. You can also make a new post to any of your blogs from a single page without having to login and post from each site individually. Also, this new interface was designed and built to provide a great user experience whether you’re on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
To enable these new features make sure you are running Jetpack 3.3 or above. If you’ve used Jetpack before, there will be an opt-in banner on your dashboard.
If you’re new to using Jetpack, you will automatically be opted-in when you activate and connect Jetpack to your WordPress.com account.
Once you opted into the site management features, visit WordPress.com/sites to see your Jetpack site listed in the site picker.
You can see at a glance which of your sites has updates available based upon the yellow update icon as shown. Let’s look into what we can do for your Jetpack sites from this new interface.
Now that you’ve enabled site management for your Jetpack site, you can update and manage your plugins, see your site’s stats, and even post to your Jetpack site all from one page. Visit your My Sites page (while logged into your WordPress.com user account) to see all of your WordPress.com and Jetpack connected sites.
To manage your plugins, choose your site from your list of sites in the site picker. Then, scroll down to the Configuration section and select Plugins.
On the next page, you will see a list of all of your installed plugins on your selected Jetpack site.
Select one plugin and you’ll be taken to a management screen where you can manage a number of settings for this specific plugin.
Here you will see the name of the plugin and the description of the plugin with links to the plugin author’s website and plugin homepage on the WordPress.org plugin directory. Under that you will see two toggle options for the plugin: Active and Autoupdates.
Active, when the toggle is blue, means the plugin is activated. If the toggle is gray, the plugin is deactivated.
Autoupdates refers to whether or not the plugin can be autoupdated through the auto-updating features introduced into WordPress 3.7. The toggle indicates if this feature is on or off. If the plugin has an update, we’ll take care of doing the updating for you.
You can also bulk manage your plugins by choosing your site, clicking the Plugins link and selecting the “Manage” link in the upper right of your plugins list. The list will change to show your list of plugins with checkboxes.
When you select plugins via these checkboxes, the menu options will change to show Activate, Deactivate, Update, and Autoupdate options. This allows you to manage your plugins in bulk!
Viewing your stats.
You can see your new stats interface by selecting the Stats link in your site’s menu options as shown:
You’ll see a bright graph where you can see at a glance your views over the past 10 days. Selecting the Visitors tab will show you the number of unique visitors over that same time period. You can also view the number of likes and comments you’ve received. Additional views include by weeks, by months, and by years.
Scrolling down on your stats page gives you even more information on your most popular posts and pages, referrers, clicks, countries, and more. Changing which site’s stats you are viewing is as easy as clicking the “Switch site” link then selecting your next site.
Posting to your Jetpack site from WordPress.com.
With Manage enabled, there’s a fantastic new editor on WordPress.com that you can use to post to your Jetpack site.
Once you select your blog, you can make a post as normal, adding text, images (including featured images), tags, and categories. You can even save the post as a draft, preview the draft and publish all from this single page!
To get started, simply click the pencil icon in the upper right of your menu bar, select your Jetpack site, and get started!
I can’t change anything when I try to manage my sites on WordPress.com.
You need to enable site management on your Jetpack-connected site from the dashboard by either opting in as mentioned above, or by enabling the Manage module at Jetpack → Settings in your Dashboard.
I can’t install, update, remove, or autoupdate plugins from WordPress.com
In order to manage plugins on your Jetpack-connected site from WordPress.com, your site needs to be configured properly. Your site cannot be under version control, and you must be able to install plugins and update them without entering a FTP username and password.
The following constants also need to be set to false or not defined:
AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED. And any plugin that intentionally disables autoupdates must not be active.