Plesk launched Plesk WordPress Toolkit v5.0 which requires Plesk Obsidian to work last week. Now, WordPress Toolkit v5.1 that comes with backup limits, localization support, and more has been released. WordPress Toolkit 5.1 includes more bugfixes than usual.
Backup functionality was introduced back in WordPress Toolkit v4.10. Due to feedbacks, the Plesk team added the limit to Plesk Service Plans under the Resources tab. The limit is enforced on a per-site basis for the whole subscription. So, each site on a subscription gets to create the allowed number of backups. For instance, if the backup limit has set to 0, the backup feature becomes unavailable to end-users.
Plesk released WordPress Toolkit for cPanel. They are implementing a lot of changes specific to cPanel. Let’s have a look at these changes:
Database user management: Although the database user management feature was already available in Plesk before, it didn’t fit into the WordPress Toolkit 5.0 schedule. Now, The Plesk WordPress Toolkit v5.1 has this ability as Plesk wants WordPress Toolkit to be as identical as possible on both Plesk and cPanel.
New security measure: The “Block directory browsing” security measure was missing in the initial release of WordPress Toolkit 4 for cPanel due to certain technical issues. Now, they have fixed these technical issues and have added this security measure on cPanel.
Localization support: WordPress Toolkit v5.1 now supports multiple different languages on cPanel. This change affects both WHM (with server-wide locale setting) and cPanel (with user-specific language setting).
Changelog: Especially panel customers had some trouble with the WordPress Toolkit changelog as it is hard to find. Plesk has added the ability to view product changelog from the global WordPress Toolkit settings. WordPress Toolkit has a single unified changelog for both Plesk and cPanel, since it’s the same product, just on different platforms.
While improving site list performance on cPanel, they are also planning to implement several internal enhancements. In addition to this, Plesk will make some improvements like adding sets for resellers by the end of 2020.