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’ wp.mu 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
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
When 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.
Admin Panel Footer Setting
This 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.
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:
Theme settings, which uses the Premium default theme plugin, gives you the ability to change this default theme to your preferred theme.
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.
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.
See Next: Site Admin Tools