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Site Tools

After creating the site, you can manage and organize it by using various in-built tools to help improve your site's structure, the way it's displayed in search engines, and the quality of its user experience.

In this documentation, we will explore:

Navigation to Site Tools
Site Tools

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Navigation To Site Tools



Step 1: Sign In to your InstaWP account and you will navigate to its dashboard.



Step 2: Click on the Staging button from the top navigation bar.



Step 3: Click on the Three dots and select the Tools option from the dropdown list corresponding to the site for accessing tools.



A new dropdown list of InstaWP tools will appear, when you hover over the site URL, you will see the shortcut to access these tools (such as code editor, database editor, etc).



Site Tools



DB Editor
View logs
Code Editor
Protect site
Site Usage
Install Plugins

DB Editor



InstaWP allows you to use the "Adminer" SQL management tool for a quick and easy database editing experience.

To access the editor, go to the Tools option and select the DB Editor from its dropdown list.



An Adminer (Database management tool) window will appear in a new tab for creating and managing the contents of SQL databases.



View logs



InstaWP allows you to view various types of logs which show logs related to running Commands or Git Deployments of your website.

To access the editor, go to the Tools option and select View Logs from its dropdown list.



A new pop-up window will appear, providing you with the following options:

View different types of logs
Filter logs

View Different Types of Logs



Types of logsDescription
Error LogShows the PHP/Apache-related error logs for the site.
Access LogShows the live hits to your website with IP address, URL, HTTP status code etc.
Command LogShows the logs related to running Commands or Git Deployments.
Debug logShows the logs from the debug.log file when you have switched on WP_DEBUG mode.




Filter logs



FieldsDescription
SearchSearch through the logs for the last 100 lines of your logs.
WrapToggle wrap functionality so that you don't need to scroll horizontally.
RefreshFetch live logs from the server for your site.




Code Editor



Directly write and edit WordPress source code files for your website.

To access the editor, go to the Tools option and select Code Editor from its dropdown list.



A dialog window will appear, allowing you to choose the code editor of your choice from the following:

VS Code
Web Editor



To select the VS code as a code editor, click on the Open in VS Code button.



It will open a fully-featured code editor in a new tab to write and edit code for your built website.



To select the Web-based Editor as a code editor, click on the Open in Web Editor button.



It will open a fully-featured code editor in a new tab to write and edit code for your built website.



Protect Site



Protect your WordPress site by setting a username and password for better security.

To access the editor, go to the Tools option and select Protect Site from its dropdown list.



A new dialog window will appear asking you to set “Username” & “Password” for your website.



After entering the credentials, click on the Save button.



Then, you will see a success message on your screen.



This will enable the security of your website, as from now you will be asked to enter the security credentials every time someone tries to connect to the website.



Site Usage



InstaWP allows you to check the sizes of your WordPress site databases.

To access the editor, go to the Tools option and select Site Usage from its dropdown list.



A new pop-up window will appear on the right side of the interface providing you with the database usage of your website.



Install Plugins



Install plugins and themes to your website from open-source WordPress software.

To access the editor, go to the Tools option and select Install Plugins from its dropdown list.



A new window will appear where you can install plugins and themes to your website from open-source WordPress software.



Here, you need to enter a slug for installing plugins or themes of your choice, which will be directly installed for your website.




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Updated on: 12/02/2024

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