Premium site options

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The premium site options use WPMU DEV Premium plugin that are included with all ‘Out-of-the-box’ installs.

If you installed your own WordPress MU you can extend your site options to include these premium options by installing the mu-plugins yourself — we’ve listed each plugin used to make it easier for you to locate.

Site Wide Language Setting

U.S English is the default display language for WordPress. However Out-of-the-box’ comes with 35 of the most common languages installed.

As site admin you can change the default language site wide to your preferred language. At the same time your users can override this default language setting enabling them to set their own preferred default language (Settings > General).

1. Click on Site Admin > Options
2. Select the default language
3. Then click Update Options

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Blog Privacy Settings

This controls the privacy options on all blogs using the Premium Site Wide Privacy option Plugin for WordPress MU.

Default is Allow all visitors to all blogs and Allow blog administrators to modify privacy settings for their blog


Image of update blog optionWhen you make changes to blog privacy settings you have the option to apply these changes to all blogs on the site or only to new blogs being created.

1. Select ‘Update All Blogs’ to update blogs existing blogs created and apply to all new blogs being created.
2. Don’t select ‘Update All Blogs’ if you only want these new changes to apply to all new blogs being created

Updating all blogs can take time depending on number of blogs hosted.

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Admin Panel Footer Setting

Image of brandingThis can be used to place a message at the bottom of the admin panel of every blog. It uses the Premium Admin Footer Text Plugin.

For example, Edublogs uses this to brand the bottom of their blog dashboards.

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Theme Settings

By default, WPMU is set to have the Kubrick theme for all new blogs created. For example, here’s what a new blog using this default theme would look like:

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Theme settings, which uses the Premium default theme plugin, gives you the ability to change this default theme to your preferred theme.

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For example, Edublogs default theme was created by customizing Cutline by Chris Pearson and original header by Thomas Hawk. Here’s what a new blog on Edublogs looks like:

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Google Analytics Settings

This allows you to insert Google Analytics tracking code for your site while also allowing your users to track their own blog’s performance (Settings > Google Analytics). It uses the Premium Google Analytics plugin.

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Site Generator Options

This is used to change the links and text in the footer at the bottom of all blogs on your site. This uses the Premium Site Generator plugin.

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