Dashboard Plugin & My Websites (dot local site)

Hi, need your advise on the following:

WPMU DEV Dashboard Plugin
Is it a must to activate the WPMU DEV Dashboard Plugin? Or will the plugins failed to work if its unactivated? As don't really need the dashboard to be activated.

Also noticed the above .local listed under the "My websites", does .local site meant it's a local site? Don't quite recall setting up a local site.


  • Jude

    Hey Mobi

    Hope all is well with you and you are keeping fine !

    The dashboard is not needed for most plugins but some API based services like Defender / Smush PRO and Hummingbird will not work but the rest of the plugins should work once installed even if the dashboard is not installed.

    Also about the .local domain, its officially reserved as a Special-Use Domain Name (SUDN) specifically for the purpose of internal network usage. So its a definitely a local site set up within your network, it gets automatically added if you install the Dashboard on it.

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV member and have a fantastic day !


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