I use WordPress to develop new sites and I am gradually upgrading older sites to WordPress. I have used free and commercial WordPress themes and generated my own themes using Artisteer. I recently started using the very versatile Weaver II Pro theme. WordPress has met my web development needs but there has been one downside: WordPress plugins, themes, and WordPress itself are frequently updated and it has been a pain to update each site individually.
I recently discovered InfiniteWP, a free WordPress tool that allows you to manage an unlimited number of WordPress sites from a single location. The free version supports updating all your sites with the latest versions of WordPress, plugins from the WP plugin repository, and themes from the WP theme repository. It also supports updating plugins and themes not in the repository.
InfiniteWP consists of a stand-alone application installed on a host (the installation is very similar to installing WordPress) and a plugin that you install and activate on each site you want to manage. For those concerned about the application installation, the folks at InfiniteWP will provide installation for $39.00. I installed InfiniteWP on eight sites and it seemed to be slow on several sites. The company’s tech support worked with me for several days and finally solved the problem, all at no cost.
InfiniteWP has been working flawlessly for several weeks and the tech support is great. I highly recommend it to anyone who is managing multiple WordPress sites.