I’ve had a few heads-up messages about a new software release called WP Simulator and although I haven’t purchased it myself, I thought I’d write up my views on it.
A lot of the marketers promoting WP Simulator state that “If you own a WordPress site, you simply need to own this new software, period!” is that really true ??? …. err – No!
I would say that if :-
You are a WordPress Developer, WP Plug-In Creator and or WP Theme Creator and your sole computer is a Mac then Possibly, because it might well be a very good investment.
If the above criteria describes you but you own an IBM PC or compatible computer running Windows™ XP or newer, then I would go for InstantWP instead because it basically does the same and it’s Free.
These two tools are excellent for WordPress Developers, WP Plug-In Creators and WP Theme Creators because you can develop away to your heart’s content in the remote environment of your own computer, work out any bugs etc before putting your work online.
However, if you just own a WordPress based site then both of these software programs are not really necessary and also involve a whole lot of messing about, besides all you really need is a good site back-up tool and simply back-up your site prior to updating anything that’s already in there, or adding anything new.
The two back-up tools that I swear by are Duplicator (Free plug-in, just log into your site then goto “Plugins =>Add New” and type that name into the search box and then click on the search button) and Backup Creator (Premium plug-in which costs $7 per year for the basic version and $47 per year for the all-singing-and-dancing “Ultimate” version)
Alternatively, if you’re just a WordPress based website owner and do fancy playing around with a test site to try out new plug-ins and such, you can easily create a new sub-folder in the public_html folder of your hosting account calling it “Test” and then run Duplicator on your main site to take a copy of it and then install it into your test folder and change the public settings, then you can test away as much as you like without affecting your main site(s) all without having to learn a bunch of new stuff.
Although if you feel that you simply have to have WP Simulator then that’s your choice, to grab it now (it is currently running on a special offer dime-sale) then just look in your e-mail in-box and I’m sure you will find messages from at least a dozen marketers promoting it (just choose the one that is offering the best incentive bonus package for purchasing it through their affiliate link, that fits your needs)
Hope this helps