Multisite but for blogs in different hosting?

Hello! I’m wondering if you might help me with a question I have. I would like to build a community/portal for my clients. They will all have their blogs on their own hosting but I would like to be able to have them add a plugin to their blogs that would give them special access to plugins and themes that would only be available to those who are our clients. Ideally, I would like them to have this access through their own blog dashboard – rather than having to log in to a different site. Is this possible to do, do you think? Would one of your plugins help with that?

Thank you!

  • Tyler Postle
    • CGO

    Hey Blogelina,

    Hope you’re doing well today and thanks for the question!

    So kind of like our WPMU DEV Dashboard but for your own site? We don’t have a plugin for that as it’s more of a custom job that would differ depending on each persons needs. Ours uses our API to connect with our server and check whether the uses has a valid api key and then serves up the files.

    The best solution for this that I can think of that doesn’t require custom development is using a multisite. Which I know isn’t what you want in this case.

    Another somewhat similar option is MainWP; however, that is more for you to manage all sites from one dashboard rather than allowing clients to access files:

    With that said, I haven’t used MainWP myself so they may have some add-ons available to get closer to what you’re after. You might want to try contacting them :slight_smile:

    If you do end up going with a multisite then I would recommend using our Pro Sites plugin:

    It will give you a lot more control over who can use certain plugins.

    Hope that helps! If you have further questions just let us know.



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