May 14, 2012

WP Remote – Securely Track WordPress Sites

WP Remote is a tool that people with WordPress websites can use to track their online properties and look for signs of danger. The virtual security camera keeps a close eye on WordPress powered websites and lets publishers know when their plugins and themes are out of date.

Signing up for WP Remote is completely free, and you can start tracking all your WordPress sites at once almost immediately once you create an account. Type in the name of your website and the URL, and then click “Add.” WP Remote will prompt you to install and activate a special plugin on your websites with an API key. The websites you add can be organized into groups by topic or theme, making it easy to see how your fashion blogs are doing at a glance, or whether your science websites have been updated with the latest themes. WP Remote will keep you up to date on all the latest core WordPress updates, plugin updates, and theme updates. When one of your sites is out of date, just click “Update” to get back on track.

In addition to helping you keep your WordPress sites current with the latest security standards, WP Remote also helps manage WordPress backups. Although the application doesn’t currently create automatic backups, it does make it easier for web publishes to create full off-site backups that are stored in the Amazon S3 cloud.

Practical Uses:

  • Keep your WordPress blog up to date
  • Create remote backups of all your blog content
  • Never forget to update your WordPress theme
  • Update the plugins on your blogs when the time is right

Insider Tips:

  • WP Remote can only update themes and plugins on sites where it has the correct permissions
  • Backups are saved on the Amazon S3 cloud
  • Websites show up as yellow on WP Remote when new updates are ready to install
  • Websites show up as red on WP Remote when there is an error connecting

What we liked:

  • WP Remote is a great tool for people with multiple WordPress blogs
  • Users can organize their blogs into groups
  • WP Remote helps ensure that plugins and themes are kept up to date
  • Blogs that are monitored by WP Remote are more secure than those that are not

What we didn’t like:

  • WP Remote does not work with some types of premium WordPress themes


Company Info:

  • Launched: January 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: United Kingdom
  • Founded by: Tom Willmot and Joe Hoyle
  • Web site:


  • Free

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