Difference Between Archive and Deactivate

Hi Guys,

Just a curious question.

What is the difference between a deactivated and an archive site in wordpress multisite. How does it affect the front and backend of wordpress for site admins and superadmins?

  • Tyler Postle

    Hey Buooy,

    Hope you're doing well today and thanks for your question!

    You know what, I have never questioned this myself :p

    I believe it is more to do with just the notices, I could be wrong on this.

    In both instances the super admin will still be able to access the site and the admin will NOT be able too.

    Archive will give you the "This site has been suspended or archived" warning, giving the impression it could be back; whereas, deactivating the site just says "This site is no longer available".

    The only difference I can see is the notice :slight_smile: other than that, access seems to be the same for both. Only super admins.

    I guess that doesn't really clear it up too much but hope it helps at least!

    Have a great rest of your day Buooy and let us know if you have any further questions.

    All the best,

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