WordPress Plugins & Themes Management Made Easy with Softaculous

Have you wondered that you can manage your WordPress Plugins and Themes without even having to log in to the WordPress admin panel? Yes, you heard it right, through WordPress Manager by Softaculous you can easily manage your WordPress Plugins and Themes.

Why Manage Plugins and Themes from Softaculous ?

There might be times where you’ll not able to access your WordPress Admin panel, due to some plugins/themes conflict with updates.

Certain plugins and themes are not so happy together. The code of the plugin and/or theme might be not supported with each other or with certain PHP versions, which might prevent WordPress itself from working, leading to a There has been a critical error on your website error.

No worries, Softaculous is here for your rescue. You can easily deactivate the plugins and themes that could be causing the error, through WordPress Manager in Softaculous and regain access to your WordPress admin panel.

Not only during such error but WordPress Manager enhances your WordPress Management experience from the Softaculous panel itself.

Below are the simple steps to manage your WordPress Plugins

Activate/Deactivate WordPress Plugins

Step 1: Log in to your Control Panel (e.g. cPanel)

Step 2: From the Software section, click on WordPress Manager by Softaculous.

Step 3: Look for your website in the below list in which you want to activate/deactivate the Plugin and click on the down arrow icon at the end of the line, this will expand the installation with more details.

Step 4: Click on the Manage Plugins button. It will list all the installed plugins on your WordPress site.

Step 5: Activate/Deactivate the plugin by swiping the switch button.

Voila! you have successfully activated/deactivated a WordPress Plugin.

Add Plugins from WordPress.org using Softaculous

Step 1: Click on the Manage Plugins button and navigate to the second tab i.e. Add Plugins tab.

Step 2: Enter the name of the plugin that you want to install in the search field, Once you see the plugin you’re looking for on the list, all you need to do is click on the “Install” button.

Wait for few seconds, Softaculous will fetch the Plugin from WordPress.org, install it on your WordPress site, activate it, and will display a success message.

That’s it! The Plugin has been successfully installed and activated on your WordPress site.

Upload and Install your Custom Plugin

Step 1: Click on the Manage Plugins button and navigate to the last tab i.e. Upload Plugin

Step 2: Click on the Upload icon and select your desired Plugin which you want to upload. Choose if you would like the uploaded plugin to be activated after installation.

Step 3: Click on the Upload button, to upload the Plugin to your WordPress site.

Wait for few seconds for Softaculous to upload the Plugins and you’ll receive a success message after the plugin is installed on your WordPress site.

All the above options are available for WordPress Themes as well and can be managed in a similar manner from WordPress Manager by Softaculous.

Softaculous Now Available in SPanel

The team at Softaculous has always been looking for ways to expand and grow – be it by adding more software solutions and PHP scripts in our library or developing neat features for our one-click installer tool. 

Today, we are excited to announce a new partnership that goes in unison with our company mission – Softaculous is now available for all SPanel users!

What is SPanel?

SPanel is a next-generation ALL-IN-ONE cloud management platform developed by ScalaHosting to allow every website owner to host unlimited websites on their own fully managed cloud VPS.

SPanel is more than just a control panel. It lets you manage all essential aspects of your hosting services – domains, site files, databases, email accounts, DNS zones, and many more. Adding to that, this advanced solution integrates a few unique tools:

  • SShield – advanced server security and monitoring; malware and spam prevention; DDoS protection.
  • WordPress Manager – easy WordPress installation, upgrades and Plugins/Themes management.
  • Daily Backup tool – quick backup strategy configuration; one-click restores from multiple restore points.

SPanel and all integrated tools are available at no added cost for ScalaHosting Managed VPS clients.

SPanel Benefits

Choosing to partner up with SPanel was a logical step for us, considering all the advantages of this hosting management solution:

  • Intuitive interface and great UX
  • Fast and lightweight without extra server load
  • Includes unique add-ons 
  • Strong community support
  • Regular updates and new feature reveals
  • Completely free of charge

Who is ScalaHosting?

A hosting company with a strong focus on innovations, ScalaHosting has been around since 2007 and working on self-developed solutions that aim to bring the entire industry forward. This is why it was only a matter of time before Softaculous was introduced in their SPanel platform.

ScalaHosting specializes in managed VPS solutions, so all users get SPanel+Softaculous as part of the package with no added hosting costs. Additionally, you can choose any of the VPS solutions provided by their industry partners – AmazonAWS and DigitalOcean.

Go ahead and install over 400 web building applications with a simple click today!