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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:

Access Site Tools
Site Tools

Let’s get started 🚀

Access Site Tools



Using the demonstration below, let's try to navigate a staging site tools.



Note: The user can also hover over the site URL, to see the shortcut to access tools (such as code editor, database editor, etc).

Site Tools



DB Editor
View logs
Code Editor
Protect site
Site Usage
Install Plugins
Set Expiry Date

DB Editor



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



View logs



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



The window 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.



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

VS Code
Web Editor

Note: This feature is available in Personal Yearly and above paid plans only. View Pricing here. If you are not logged in, use this link to view pricing.

Select the VS code as a code editor.



Select the Web-based Editor as a code editor.



Protect Site



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



Site Usage



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



Install Plugins



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

Note: We currently support the following tested plugins and themes, which will work. Other plugins and themes can also be integrated, though they are not tested.
⚙️Plugins: WooCommerce, Bricks Builder & Elementor.
⚙️Themes (Customizer Settings): Astra, Hello Elementor, Twenty Twenty-Four, Twenty Twenty-Three, Twenty Twenty-Two, Twenty Twenty-One & Twenty Twenty.

Using the demonstration below, let's try to install a new plugin to a site.



Set Expiry Date



InstaWP allows you to choose the expiration date and time for your active staging sites, giving you control over which sites should be lesser or more no longer accessible to visitors. For example, if you want to test a demo on your site, then after testing, there is no need to wait for it to expire; you just can reduce the expiration date.

Note: The higher the paid plan chosen by the user, the more days of expiration are available for their respective staging sites.



💡 Did you know - From the WP admin panel tools > InstaWP, you can sync changes from staging to live site. Learn about 2-way-sync.

Updated on: 18/06/2024

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