WordPress Toolkit

Last modified: November 5, 2020


The WordPress Toolkit interface allows you to easily install, configure, and manage WordPress®. WordPress Toolkit is available in both a Lite and Deluxe version. WordPress Toolkit Deluxe requires that you purchase a license. For the most current updates and improvements to the WordPress Toolkit, read the change log for Plesk’s WordPress Toolkit.

How to use WordPress Toolkit

For more information about how to use WordPress Toolkit, read Plesk’s WordPress Toolkit documentation.


Plesk and cPanel, L.L.C. are working together to bring WordPress Toolkit to cPanel & WHM.

Feature Comparison

The following chart shows the differences between WordPress Toolkit Lite, WordPress Toolkit Deluxe, and WordPress Manager.

Feature WordPress Manager WordPress Toolkit Lite WordPress Toolkit Deluxe
Customizable Installation
Manage Existing Installations
Website Dashboard
Change Admin Password
Change DB Password
Restore Backups
Manual Updates
1-Click Login
Open DB in phpMyAdmin
Single Site Auto Updates
Search Engine Indexing Management
Automatic Hardening
Password Protection
Maintenance Mode
Debug Management
Plugin & Theme Sets Management
1-Click Hardening
Mass Hardening
Mass Updates
Security Rollback
Smart Updates

Add License

  • The cPanel Store will offer WordPress Toolkit Deluxe licenses at a later date.
  • You must be a partner to add a WordPress Toolkit Deluxe license via the Manage2 site.

To use WordPress Toolkit Deluxe, you must first add the WordPress Toolkit Autoscale license on our Manage2 site. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to Manage2.
  2. Navigate to Manage2’s Add License interface (Dashboard >> Licenses >> Add License).
  3. Select WordPress Toolkit Autoscale from the Packages menu.
  4. Click Add License. A confirmation message will appear.

Install WordPress Toolkit

  • WordPress Toolkit is compatible with the following operating systems and cPanel and WHM versions:

    • Operating Systems: CentOS 7, CloudLinux™ 6, and CloudLinux 7 (CloudLinux 8 and CentOS 8 coming soon).
    • cPanel & WHM versions: 86 Long Term Support (LTS), 90 and newer.
  • WordPress Toolkit requires that you set a PHP Memory limit of 128MB or higher. You can set this limit in WHM’s MultiPHP INI Editor interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> MultiPHP INI Editor).

Installation through Feature Showcase

To install WordPress Toolkit from the WHM’s Feature Showcase interface, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Enable in the Install WordPress Toolkit section of the WHM Feature Showcase interface.
    • The next time root or a root-enabled reseller logs in to the server, WordPress Toolkit will appear in Feature Showcase
  2. Click Save Settings.

Manual Installation

To install WordPress Toolkit manually from the command line, run the following command:

sh <(curl https://wp-toolkit.plesk.com/cPanel/installer.sh || wget -O - https://wp-toolkit.plesk.com/cPanel/installer.sh)

Configure server software

Read WordPress’ Requirements document to see which software versions WordPress requires to run properly.

  • Use WHM’s EasyApache interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> EasyApache 4) to configure the necessary version of PHP on your server.
  • Use WHM’s MySQL/MariaDB Upgrade interface (WHM >> Home >> SQL Services >> MySQL/MariaDB Upgrade) to configure the necessary version of MySQL on your server.

WordPress also requires several PHP extensions to function properly and smoothly. You can find a list of these PHP extensions in the PHP Extensions section of WordPress’ Server Environment documentation.

Use the PHP Extensions section of WHM’s EasyApache interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> EasyApache 4) to enable the necessary PHP Extensions on your server.

Managing Account Access


The following Feature Manager items are required to manage WordPress Toolkit Lite and WordPress Toolkit Deluxe.

  • WordPress Toolkit Lite requires WordPress Toolkit.
  • WordPress Toolkit Deluxe requires WordPress Toolkit and WordPress Toolkit Deluxe, as well as a WordPress Toolkit license.

To manage account access to WordPress Toolkit Lite and WordPress Toolkit Deluxe, use the following interfaces to manage features, packages, and accounts:

  • WHM’s Feature Manager interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Feature Manager >> Feature Lists) to manage the features in existing feature lists or create new feature lists.


    You must enable the following features for users to run WordPress Toolkit:

    • MySQL
    • Subdomains
    • Mime
    • Cronjobs
    • Directory Privacy
    • Password & Security
    • File Manager

  • WHM’s Edit a Package interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Edit a Package) to manage the feature list that existing packages use.

  • WHM’s Add a Package interface (WHM >> Home >> Packages >> Add a Package) to create a new package with new feature lists, if you plan to offer new packages to customers and resellers with these features.

  • WHM’s Modify an Account interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Modify an Account) to change the package that each account uses.


We recommend creating a package for WordPress Toolkit Lite and a similar package for WordPress Toolkit Deluxe.

Additional Documentation