We’re proud to announce that the Plesk WP Toolkit v5.1 is now publicly available. So, let’s see what this release brings to the masses.
Backup functionality was introduced back in WP Toolkit v4.10. And we have already received quite a lot of feedback about it. The most popular request was about limiting the number of available backups to prevent end-users from subtly eating up all their storage space. We’ve added the limit to Plesk Service Plans under the Resources tab:
The limit is enforced on a per-site basis for the whole subscription. So, each site on a subscription gets to create the allowed number of backups. If you set the limit to 0, the backup feature becomes unavailable to end-users. Which is handy for those admins who want to fully restrict access to the new backup feature.
A month ago we released WP Toolkit for cPanel. And we’re striking the iron whilst it’s hot. That means we’re implementing a lot of changes specific to cPanel. Let’s quickly go through them:
Database User Management
The Database User Management feature was already available in Plesk before. Unfortunately, though, it didn’t fit into the WP Toolkit 5.0 schedule. Since we want WP Toolkit to be as identical as possible on both Plesk and cPanel, we’ve added this ability in WP Toolkit 5.1:
New Security Measure
The “Block directory browsing” security measure was missing in the initial release of WP Toolkit 4 for cPanel. This was due to certain technical issues we didn’t have the time to properly resolve back then. Now, we’ve fixed everything that needed fixing. So we’re introducing this security measure on cPanel:
WP Toolkit v5.1 now supports multiple different languages on cPanel. Whenever you change your language in WHM or cPanel, WP Toolkit will also switch to this language. This change affects both WHM (with server-wide locale setting) and cPanel (with user-specific language setting).
WP Toolkit changelog isn’t the easiest thing to find, especially for cPanel customers. To remedy this, we’ve added the ability to view product changelog from the global WP Toolkit settings:
WP Toolkit has a single unified changelog for both Plesk and cPanel, since it’s the same product, just on different platforms. Filtering out information about the platform you need isn’t particularly easy. We’re looking into improving the changelog UI and UX in the future.
Improvements, Bugfixes, and Future Plans
Speaking of changelog, it clearly shows that WP Toolkit 5.1 includes more bugfixes than usual. But don’t worry – This is not caused by the sloppiness of the WP Toolkit dev team. We’re simply putting more focus on the stability and robustness of the product, which means fixing more bugs 🙂
Besides improving site list performance on cPanel, we’re also planning to implement several internal enhancements. That hopefully will make WP Toolkit more stable and robust, leading to fewer bugs down the road. We’re also going to address a couple of other hot topics. Like adding sets for resellers by the end of 2020 – but we’ll get back to you with it when it’s fully developed.
One of the upcoming WP Toolkit releases will focus heavily on addressing issues related to cloning, which should also improve Smart Updates’ performance.
…As you see, we have a lot of things in store for the future. So stay tuned for the upcoming WP Toolkit releases. And drop us a line in the comment section if you’d like to share your experience with us. Thank you for your attention and see you next time!