Effective immediately, Watchful now officially supports backups, updates, monitoring, and maintenance for websites powered by WordPress.
Support for WordPress has been a common request from existing Watchful users who primarily use Joomla as well as longtime WordPress users who are looking for a simpler and more affordable solution for website management than currently on the market.
Thus, the Watchful team focused on delivering the same seamless experience for WordPress that has traditionally been available only for Joomla websites.
Leveraging both the Watchful and WordPress APIs, WordPress users can now perform and monitor backups, monitor website uptime, integrate Google Analytics and generate reports, update the core WordPress software as well as WordPress plugins, scan for Malware and security best practices, and much more.
Although today marks the official public announcement for WordPress support, WordPress has been operating internally for approximately six months. On Dec. 23, 2016 we also launched a private beta test with our existing customers.
Since then, numerous bugs have been patched and the Watchful website updated to indicate compatibility with WordPress. Our Knowledge Base has also been updated to include installation and troubleshooting information relevant to WordPress.
Today’s launch of WordPress support and the upcoming migration of Watchful to Amazon mark important milestones. Together, these enhancements put Watchful on a path for continued success and accelerated growth.