January 2018 Pro release notes

Tales from the GoDaddy Pro labs

Hello there! It’s been a busy month; we rolled out some cool stuff, and getting ready to roll out even more in February. Here’s our recap.

Connection key

Connection key is a part of our new and more secure way to stay connected with Pro Sites via the Worker plugin. It gets generated when you activate the Worker on a website. This is particularly useful for situations where Pro Sites isn’t able to remotely access the website by using the WP Admin username and password. Pro Sites will in those occasions, ask you for the Worker connection key. We are also working on giving you an option that will let you choose between adding a new website by using the WP Admin credentials or just the connection key.

Coming in February

Two new features that will make your life even easier will hit your Pro Sites dashboard very soon.

Template builder

This is something a lot of you have been waiting for some time and we are polishing things up before the final release. You will be able to make up to 10 website templates and deploy any of them to a server of your choice by using our Clone tool. You can pick any scenario imaginable, a clean WordPress installation, an existing backup of a website on your account, you can even pick a set of specific plugins/themes that will be included in the template and their versions too! For example, you choose between having any plugin/theme versions you want or whichever version is up-to-date on the repo at the time the template is getting deployed.

Dashboard localization

Final preparations for localizing the whole dashboard to 28 different languages are underway!

Here’s the list of the languages: da-DK, de-DE, el-GR, en-US, es-ES, es-MX, fi-FI, fr-FR, hi-IN, id-ID, it-IT, ja-JP, ko-KR, mr-IN, nb-NO, nl-NL, pl-PL, pt-BR, pt-PT, ru-RU, sv-SE, ta-IN, th-TH, tr-TR, uk-UA, vi-VN, zh-CN, zh-TW

If you’re not a native English speaker, you will soon be able to navigate through Pro Sites in your own language, making the whole experience more user-friendly.

The holiday slumber is over, and we’re gearing up for an exciting 2018. It’s gonna be an awesome ride!