This page lists aggregated reviews of iControlWP from different sources if available as well as user reviews by other WPscoop visitors. If you have experience with iControlWP be sure to add your own review!
Together with my in-depth feature and price comparisons these user reviews are meant to help people make the right decision for the best management plugin.
Go here to find my main management plugin article and compare iControlWP with several alternatives to find out which one is best for your requirements and budget.
iControlWP User Reviews
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My iControlWP Review
iControlWP is a hosted service to manage multiple WordPress weblogs. It allows you to add any number of websites to manage them from a single dashboard and save a lot of time you would spend on your day to day WP management tasks by automating them or processing them in bulk.
A look at the iControlWP dashboard from where you can manage all your WordPress blogs together.
There is a core set of features that is part of all WP management services compared here: They all let you add all your website to a single account, update plugins and themes easily, quickly login to your sites and create backups. What is different is how they implement those basic features in their interface and how easy to use their management dashboard (pictured above for iControlWP) is.
iControlWP concentrates on the core features mentioned above to help you manage multiple websites and does not have any unique features not found in its alternatives besides that.
All the basic management features are there but not much beyond that. While the normal pricing is fair and simple the upgrade to get automatic WordPress backups, a feature important to many users, feels rather expensive and seems well hidden on their website.
iControlWP is the only WP management software compared here that does not offer a free account option. They do however have a 30 day trial you can use to test all features. After that they charge a flat rate of $0.60 per website you want to manage per month. Even though their site claims that this gives you ‘Access to All Features’ it does not seem to include automatic backups, which costs another $3.00 per site per month through their own integrated WorpDrive service.
Follow this link to compare the price of all reviewed WordPress managers and find the most affordable one for the amount of blogs you want to manage and the features you need.
Rating on WordPress.org
iControlWP has a rating of 96% (out of 100) in the official WordPress plugin directory. In total there are 50 reviews for iControlWP. Go to WordPress.org to browse all the reviews.
Please note that the reviews in the plugin directory are only for the free version of iControlWP and not for the pro version or any commercial addons. The free version has been downloaded 119258 times.
With iControlWP you can use 19 out of 35 features that I track for WordPress management plugins in my comparison. Click the link to see a list of all available features.
Please note that I only track features as reported by the developers in this review and comparison. I can make no judgement over how well the features listed below will work for you. I recommend you test iControlWP and some of its competitors yourself before deciding.
See the table below for a quick overview of iControlWP prices as well as a comparison with average prices of management plugins. Please go to the main article to compare the price of iControlWP with other management plugins.
|Price||iControlWP||Avg. management Plugin Prices|
|Minimum (1 Site)||11.40 USD||1.63 USD|
|Maximum (1 Site)||54.00 USD||430.48 USD|
|Minimum (10 Sites)||114.00 USD||43.43 USD|
|Maximum (10 Sites)||540.00 USD||531.34 USD|
- Minimum Price: The lowest price a product is available for, e.g. the most basic or a free version.
- Maximum Price: The highest price a plugin is available for. This factors in the cost of all addons (if any) or the highest premium version sold.
- 10 Site Prices: Certain plugins get more expensive if you want to use them on more than 1 WordPress blog. Refer to the 10 site price to see such a difference.
Disclaimer: While we update this review regularly we can not guarantee the prices displayed above are still correct and take no responsibility if they changed.
I have also reviewed many competing products that allow you to manage multiple WP blogs. There are several worthy iControlWP alternatives you should consider before making your decision on which WP manager to use. Follow the links below to see my reviews of all alternatives to iControlWP.
Follow the links below to compare the features of iControlWP to any of its competitors. Each of the WPscoop comparison articles takes a look at two popular solutions to bulk manage WordPress.
Other iControlWP Reviews
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