WP Blazer Suite is BACK – with a vengeance.
WP Blazer Suite is a piece of software (cloudbased SaaS) that promises to automate your maintenance tasks on your WordPress sites. Especially useful when maintaining more then just a few WordPress sites. The main functionalities include mass upgrades (both plugins and themes), editing your posts, taking care of your SEO settings and creating backups of your sites, which is all done through one handy access console.
As we’ve reviewed the original WP Blazer 3.0 also, you can find the original review here.
It comes as a main FE product, which is extensible to a PRO version, Developer version and finally, the WhiteLabel version.
This edition is an upgraded WP Blazer 3.0 (see our post here) and offers a few new functionalities.
We’ve bought the basic product for testing and our own use, which we later extended to a PRO version.
Yap, we liked it that much. 🙂
Original – WP Blazer 3.0
The original features included (and are all included in the Suite edition too)
[+] One click bulk WordPress website updates
[+] Activate/deactivate/delete WordPress plugins/themes
[+] Easy to use central admin dashboard (SaaS Platform)
[+] Scheduled backups for your WordPress sites
[+] Instant, one click WordPress backups anytime
[+] Off-site remote backups inc. Amazon s3, FTP & Email
[+] Post new content on multiple blogs at once
[+] Approve/moderate comments for ALL blogs in one place
[+] Create new WP users instantly on multiple blogs
[+] Group your sites for easier management
[+] Bulk action tools (upgrade, install plugins/themes)
Then, WP Blazer Suite ads really cool functionalities:
Setup and basic dashboard
The setup is the same and really easy, all you have to do is add your WordPress sites to the system. You can either upload the provided WP Blazer Plugin to your sites manually via FTP, or you can do it from within the dashboard itself, for which you will need your username/password, obviously. This has to be done for each WP site you wish to include, but only once.
For each site there are a few shortcuts that you can use immediately. They go like this:
- Dashboard: takes you to the site dashboard that gives you all the tasks at hand
- Shortcut: opens a menu with shortcuts to the most important tasks for the site
- WP Admin: takes you directly to admin dashboard of the site
- Settings: set up site and your API key
- Delete: delete the site from the dashboard.
The main stuff is available when you open the site’s Dashboard.
- WordPress, plugins and themes updates
- Posts, Categories, Tags, Comments, Users and Pages of the site
- Uptime monitor (PRO)
- Backup settings
- Analytics and SEO settings
- Security check
The real power of WP Blazer Suite
The real power of the Dashboard comes when you have many sites and not enough time to do all the tedious tasks each and every day. Tasks like plugin and theme updates, especially when you have different sites with different setups, can easily take hours to do. And you can easily forget an update or two, putting your sites at risk or even breaking the system altogether.
With WP Blazer Suite, it’s really easy and done in three easy steps:
- select the sites you want to check/update (or a group of sites that you defined)
- select what you want to do (update plugins, themes, WordPress)
- click the magic button called UPDATE ALL
The system then communicates with each and every site you selected and updates the items as requested. Of course, it takes some time – WordPress has never been super fast with upgrades, so the more sites you select, the longer it will take. But you don’t have to worry anymore, you can go and something useful in the meantime. Status updates in real time, so you will always know what is going on.
You can easily spare hours per week with this feature alone, so yes, as far as we are concerned, it’s already paid for itself. 🙂
WP Blazer Suite is being advertised as also being capable of doing backups of your sites, either manually or scheduled. In the basic version (ELITE), you can do the backup locally, save it to Amazon S3, or get it sent via FTP to the chosen account. The WP Blazer Suite PRO version extends these options to Rackspace, Dropbox, Google Drive etc. Enough options, for sure. But be careful: in any case, the backup file stays on your local server also, so producing a lot of them without cleaning up can be a challenge on a smaller shared hosting, as you will soon run out of disk space.
Again, a feature that can save a lot of time, and more importantly, it can leave you confident you are not going to lose data. Another checkmark.
As already stated, the WP Blazer Suite PRO licence extends the backup options, but adds SEO and Social management functionality also. This means the management of your SEO links, as well as Social connections, posts and updates.
The WP Blazer Suite Developer licence gives you rights to use the WP Blazer Suite on an unlimited number of client sites, providing you the Agency rights actually. With it, you can monetize your services through this automated SaaS service and serve your existing clients better, or get new clients on board. It includes the WP Blazer Suite PRO version, so also access to the SEO and Social Management modules.
The WP Blazer Suite Whitelabel version is the top of the cake – it gives you possibility to fully rebrand WP Blazer Suite system, making it your own, and sell in unlimited quantities under your own brand. Of course, this expands your options to build a new business drastically.
All three are available through the vendor’s funnel after purchase of the basic ELITE license. Depending on your intentions/needs, think about it before you click – for instance, you don’t need to buy a PRO license in you intend to buy the Developer license, or even this one if you intend to go for the full Whitelabel.
WP Blazer Suite: The Verdict
Actually, this one was very easy. As a user of the original WP Blazer 3.0 license you can upgrade and get all the new features available immediately. If in any case you own or operate more then just one or two WordPress sites, then it’s a good chance you spend hours when anything has to be updated, being it a plugin, a theme, maybe WordPress system itself, if you don’t like the automated upgrades (we don’t). With this alone, WP Blazer Suite can save you quite a lot of time, especially if the number of sites is more then 10. No question here, it works.
Backup option is – still – another story. It works, sure, but possibly you already have a specialized backup plugin (would be smart 🙂 ), or maybe you have limited disk space available via your provider. In later case, you’ll have to be really careful and clean up the backup files manually from the sites, or the sites will quickly go overload. So this is a bit of a thing to think about. But the backup option works, and it works fine, we also had no problem restoring the site after ruining it for testing purposes. So it’s up to you and your needs/possibilities and the cloud backup solves much of the troubles with space.
In the time of writing this, the launch period is over and WP Blazer Suite sells for a one-off payment of $37. The price will change, though. It comes with a full 30-days money back guarantee, so you have an option to cancel it if it doesn’t fit after all and receive the full refund. As mentioned, we bought it for testing purposes more then a real need, but we are running it in the meantime to service our 23 blogs, and we can honestly say it saved us already enough time to pay for itself in a week.
We say – go for it, here’s the link to the sales page in case you want it asap.
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