Do you want to hide some specific admin menu items from subsite administrators on your WordPress multisite network? You can selectively hide side admin menus and their sub-menus from the admins of websites running on your multisite network.
By default WordPress multisite network orders ‘My Sites’ dropdown menu by website IDs. You can make this easier by reordering websites on ‘My Sites’ menu alphabetically keeping the main blog as top navigation item at the same time.
Each website on a WordPress multisite network has its own media library and users cannot access media files uploaded from other website in a WordPress multisite network environ.
Although WordPress multisite network shares the codebase of core, themes and plugins but each media library is kept separate. In this lesson you will learn about sharing media files network wide so that you don’t have to upload same file on every website.
Earlier we have discussed about copying complete WordPress websites with all theme options and settings to new ones. Now in this lesson you will learn about copying content of one website to another in a WordPress multisite network.
Now you can allow each website on your WordPress multisite network to set a distinct favicon. This way each website can use its own favicon.
A favicon (short for “favorites icon”) is an icon associated with a website or webpage intended to be used when bookmarking the website. Web browsers use them in the URL bar, on tabs and elsewhere to help identify a website visually.
By default favicon is uploaded in the root directory of your WordPress install and every subsite uses the main site’s favicon. WordPress can also use favicon from active theme’s directory if a favicon.ico file is already present in theme’s folder.
Here are some of the best plugins with user management features like user activation, confirming users after they register on your website, enabling site admins to automatically add existing users to their websites or blogs, allowing super admin to instantly switching between users.
When working on a WordPress- BuddyPress membership website, the biggest administrative headaches come from the user activation process as there are many a times when activation emails get caught by spam filters or they are deleted unwillingly by the person or simply not understood. Yet by default, WordPress & BuddyPress has no user interface for viewing and managing unactivated users. Here’s a solution for you.
Multisite Enhancements is a free WordPress plugin that provides multisite networks with many multisite enhancements functions. Sometimes while working with many sub sites admins need more details and menu items. Multisite Enhancements plugin is designed to enhance the network area with different useful functions for super admins.
Interaction between super admins and other individual site admins is very important. There are many reasons like may be you want sending them link to new terms and conditions, you want them to provide all important blog and profile details or you personally invite them for an event or whatever.
Organizational Message Notifier is a multisite WordPress pluin the enables network admin or you can say super admins to send organizational messages to blog admins. The plugin includes read confirmation which means whenever you send out any message, each blog admin will see its notification until he marks the message as read and that’s not all but super admins can also view who has read and who has not read any particular message.
Here’s the most quick and very-very easy way of re-ordering WordPress admin area menu items. Admin Menu Reorder is the brand new plugin from WP Idiots. The plugin works completely live and allows you drag & drop for reordering menu items on the go.
Simple Documentation, a free WordPress plugin makes things really easy for your website users by allowing to display a list of reference material to access in admin area. In simple words, this plugin helps webmasters/developers to provide documentation through the WordPress dashboard because you are on a stage where dashboard widgets are nothing and you don’t even look at them but there are many other users, specially the beginners, dashboard widgets are the first thing where they start looking up for the solutions or you can say answers.
WPMS Admin Reports is the brand new WordPress plugin made for multisite networks. It provides you a reporting tool accessible by multisite administrators. It gives you three reports and a dashboard that gives you a quick snapshot view of the health of your WordPress Multisite installation. All of the tables are client-side sortable using jQuery and tablesorter. It includes graphical indicators (smiley faces) to help easily identify problem sites, users and plugins.
Install and activate WPMS Admin Reports. After activation you may access the reports from network admin dashboard.
DashboardSite ReportUser Report
Dashboard – provides charts displaying multiple factors from the other three reports in a graphical way using radar and pie charts.
Site Report – Detailed information about each site in your installation like Errors, ID, Status (Up/Down), Last Post, Last Update, When Created, Current Template, Number of Users and lists the Primary Administrator.
User Report – Gives you detailed information about each user in your installation.
Plugin Report – Lists all installed plugins and provides information about each one. Includes information such as Name, Upgradeability, Status, Activation Site-wide, Total Number of Blogs that use it and a list of those blogs.
You can make your multisite management better by adding more useful functions for super admins. Multisite Enhancements is the new WordPress plugin that allows you to enhance the network admin area by adding some new useful functions to it like the plugin adds several useful items to the multisite ‘Network Admin’ admin bar, it enables ‘Add New’ link under the Plugins menu only for Network admins (super admins), shows which blogs have which plugin and theme active and much more.
MobileChief – Mobile Site Builder is a cool mobile site creator plugin for WordPress. With this plugin you can easily create stunning mobile landing pages with an easy AJAX based drag and drop interface. This is not a Mobile Theme plugin that automatically optimizes your site for mobile devices but it allows you to create new content in new mobile sites, it provides you the power to create mobile sites.
Installation & Usage: Install and activate MobileChief – Mobile Site Builder plugin. After activation it adds a new menu in admin section of your WordPress site. Using this new ‘Mobile Site Builder’ admin menu you can start creating mobile site, manage plugin options.
Creating Mobile Sites:
Editing Mobile Page:
Mobile Sites Page:
You can easily create unlimited Mobile Sites each with unlimited pages from a single WordPress installation. Even each mobile site can have it own theme, options, pages and content etc. All themes are Mobile optimized for all small and large devices, even looks good on big screens and laptops.
It is easy to enable maintenance mode in single site installations but on multisite network there are multiple websites and various users so single site plugins not always work on multisite networks especially if you want to force network wide maintenance mode so that no-one can login in between maintenance period.