cPanel WordPress Toolkit

Let’s be honest; WordPress is the most popular CMS on the Internet. The reason it has gained so much popularity is because of its ease of use and user-friendly nature. However, setting up a new blog or website with WordPress can be quite tricky, especially if you are not familiar with all the technical jargon used by developers or hosting companies.

However, once you get serious about creating more websites and make this your job, you start discovering all the hidden features of a website that require special attention and expertise to manage. One such feature is cPanel WordPress Toolkit. If you have used or even heard of cPanel before, you might know that it’s an inbuilt control panel in hosting accounts provided by most web hosting companies. Briefly, it is a back-end panel accessible only by system administrators on a website’s server.

This article will give an extensive introduction to cPanel WordPress Toolkit and help you understand how to use it to its fullest potential. Before digging deeper into learning cPanel WordPress Toolkit, Let’s have a look at some basic concepts.

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What is cPanel?

An online graphical user interface (GUI) with a Linux foundation called cPanel is used as a control panel to make managing servers and websites easier. The cPanel control panel software was created by cPanel, LLC. It offers the website owner or “end user” a graphical user interface (GUI) and automation features made to make the process of hosting a website simpler.

A three-tier structure allows for management using a regular web browser. You may publish websites, manage domains, arrange web files, Create email accounts, and other things with cPanel.

It allows the server administrative control. It also provides you access to a variety of hosting features that would otherwise demand more technical skills to manage. For both hosting and developers, cPanel makes the use of a complex system more manageable.

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What is cPanel WordPress Toolkit?

The cPanel WordPress toolkit is a suite of functionality that allows you to manage your WordPress sites through your cPanel. It simplifies the process of managing WordPress websites. It is a powerful tool that helps you manage your WordPress website easily and effectively. With cPanel WordPress Toolkit, you can save time and money by managing your website yourself.

This powerful toolkit provides everything you need to manage your WordPress website, including creating backups, restoring your website, managing plugins and themes, and more. Best of all, the cPanel WordPress Toolkit is easy to use and comes with a wide range of features that will make managing your WordPress website a breeze. It can help you streamline your workflow, save time, and simplify your life.

Understanding cPanel Web Hosting

cPanel WordPress Toolkit at a First Glance

In addition to a dashboard for managing WordPress websites hosting, WP Toolkit also offers a number of tools for setting up, accessing, and customizing individual websites. Despite being free, WPT offers a lot more capabilities than the outdated WordPress Manager.

This is the very first look at the WP Toolkit as shown in the image below:

Through the image, we can see the very first page of WordPress Toolkit i.e, the “Installations” page showing the installed WordPress Websites on our account. In comparison to cPanel, we can perform bulk actions such as Updates, website scanning, security measures, detaching, and removing the selected WordPress websites.

With this feature, we can also set auto-update settings so whenever there comes a new update, whether it is from a plugin or theme, it automatically gets updated without you getting bothered. We can not only update the plugins and themes but also Install and remove them as per our requirements. Isn’t it AMAZING?!

Similarly, besides the Installation, there are two more pages of plugins and themes. Using these we can Install, update, activate or deactivate, uninstall or even upload our own favorite plugins and themes.  It also provides a maintenance mode option with each website for which you don’t have to download any plugin. You can just enable this option using wp-toolkit.

The biggest ease that this tool provides is you don’t have to log in to your website or cPanel to manage your website. You can perform any management action in one place, whether it is backup/restoring the data, updating software, your website file management, copying the website data, or even cloning the website. Not only this, but you can also directly log in to your website using this tool.

WordPress Installations through cPanel WordPress Toolkit

You can use the WordPress installation toolkit in cPanel to install WordPress. Follow these steps to install WordPress on your account using the WordPress installation toolkit in cPanel:

  • Log in to your cPanel account using your credentials.
Log in to your cPanel account
  • Under the“Installation” section Click on the “Install”
WordPress Installation in WordPress Toolkit
  • Here you’ll see a pop-up window asking you to enter the domain name.
  • Enter all the required Installation Details in each section and click on “Install”.
  • Wait for a few seconds until the installation is completed, and then click on the “Launch ”

You have now successfully installed a WordPress using WordPress Toolkit.

Analyzing Different Sections of WP-Tool Kit in Detail

We can divide the interface of WP-Toolkit into the following sections. Let’s have a look at them one by one:

Analyzing Different Sections of WP-Tool Kit in Detail

1. WordPress Websites Management:

The following possibilities are available for installed WordPress websites:

  • Install:

Using this option, you can add as many WordPress websites as you want. However, keep in mind that it also depends on the hosting plan you have bought. (If you are using the TezHost Unlimited web hosting plan you can add as many sites as you wish.)

  • Scan:

After the Install option, there is a Scan button. To perform a WordPress site scanning on your account, select the site you wish to perform a scan on and click on the Scan button. When the scanning would be completed you will be notified.

  • Updates:

To see whether any updates are available, select this option and then click Check Updates. By checking the boxes next to the sites and then clicking Update, you can update many sites at once if updates are available.

  • Security:

Select the check boxes next to the websites you want to check, then click the security option. Click Security Check. Click Details to check any available security updates. By checking the boxes next to the sites, then clicking Secure, you can deploy many changes at once.

  • Detach:

Click Detach after selecting the check boxes next to the websites you wish to detach in order to remove (detach) numerous WordPress installations from the WordPress Toolkit. To confirm, click Detach once more.

  • Remove:

If you click this option after selecting any website, that website will be removed. This is a sensitive tool so you need to be very careful while selecting and removing a website.

Plugin Management-WordPress Toolkit

2. Plugin Management:

Plugin Installation:

There are two ways to add and install a plugin using wp-toolkit. Let’s have a look at them one by one:

1. Installing a Plugin:

Following are the steps to install a plugin:

  • Click the “Install”
  • Enter the name of the plugin in the search box.
  • To install a plugin, check the box next to it, then click “Select websites”. You can select multiple websites at a time where you want to install the plugin by checking the boxes next to them.
  • By clicking the “Activate after installation” check box, the plugin will be immediately activated.
  • Click “Install” The plugin is installed, activated, and ready to use.

2. Uploading a Plugin:

Follow the steps given below to manually upload a plugin from your device in use:

  • Click “Upload Plugin”
  • By clicking the “Browse” Button you can select the file on your device in use.
  • Then, select the websites on which you want to upload a plugin by checking the boxes.
  • By clicking the “Activate after installation” check box, the plugin will be immediately activated.
  • Click “OK” The plugin is installed and activated successfully.

3. Uninstalling a Plugin:

To Uninstall a plugin, follow the steps given below:

  • Select the checkbox next to the plugin you want to uninstall.
  • Then, click  the “Uninstall”

Now you have successfully uninstalled a plugin.

Plugin Activation & Deactivation:

To activate a plugin follow the steps below:

  • Select the check box next to a  plugin you wish to install.
  • Then, click “Activate”.

To deactivate a plugin:

  • Select the check box next to a  plugin you wish to install.
  • Then, click “Deactivate”.

Plugin Updates:

If your plugin has a new version available, you can see an alert in front of the plugin name. You can update in two simple steps.

  • Select the checkbox next to the plugin you wish to update.
  • Then, click “Update”
Theme Management-WordPress Toolkit

3. Theme Management:

Theme Installation:

In order to install a new theme, follow the steps below:

  • Click the“Install”
  • Enter the theme name into the search box.
  • Select the check box next to the theme you want to install and Click “Select Websites”.
  • Click the “Install” button

You have now successfully installed a theme.

Theme Uploading:

To upload a theme from your device to the website, follow the steps below:

  • Click Theme Upload
  • Select the file on your local computer by clicking
  • Select the check boxes next to the websites you want to install the theme.
  • Click OK

Uninstalling a Theme:

To Uninstall a theme, follow the steps given below:

  • select the check box next to the theme you want to uninstall,
  • Then, simply click the “Uninstall”

Theme Activation:

For theme activation:

  • Click Activateoption in front of the theme you wish to activate and the theme will be activated.

Updating a Theme:

To update a theme using WordPress Toolkit:

  • Select the checkbox next to the theme you want to update
  • Then, click the “Update” buttonto update it.

Features of WordPress Toolkit

4. Other Features

There are some more features that add to the Management features of the WordPress Toolkit.

With WPT you can also:

  • Change your passwords and other security settings
  • View and correct your contact information
  • View your billing information and
  • Check all the generated support tickets.


In conclusion, the cPanel WordPress Toolkit offers a number of useful features that can help you with your WordPress site. With these features, you can quickly and easily install new themes, and widgets, create new blog posts and manage your site’s content. This can save you a lot of time and effort since you won’t have to go to or log into your WordPress site to do it. Now, you can do it directly within your cPanel account. If you’re looking for a way to simplify your experience with WordPress and the cPanel, then the WordPress Toolkit is a great place to start.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you in understating cPanel WordPress Toolkit.  For more such informative posts head on to our academy section!

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