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Working with WordPress Sites in the Network Admin Dashboard

The Sites Menu in the Network Admin dashboard is used by the Super Admin to manage existing sites.

Editing Users’ Sites

1.  Go to Sites > All Sites in the Network Admin dashboard.

Sites all

2.  Locate the site by either scrolling through the list of sites or searching for the site using “Search Sites”.

Sites paths

You have a range of options once the required site is located:


When you click on the Edit action link it takes you to the Edit Site panel where you can view and edit options of the site and add users.

path edit

You use the Edit Site page to edit site features such as:

  1. Enable a theme that is disabled site wide on a specific site
  2. Manually override the network wide ‘Site Upload Space Quota’ for a specific site. For example, change the network quota from 100 MB to 5 GB on a specific site
  3. Change the role and passwords of site users
  4. Add new users to the site

The Edit Site page has four Tab menus:

  1. Info – this is the basic site information.  You normally wouldn’t change any information here.  NOTE: Never change the Domain or Path URL as it will cause problems to your site.
  2. Users – Super Admin users can use the Users tab to add Existing and New Users to the site
  3. Themes – used to enable a theme that is disabled site wide on a specific site.  Clicking Enable will make that theme available for the site and it will be listed in Appearances > Themes in the site admin dashboard.
  4. Settings – lists the settings for the site.  The Settings tab is where you can manually override the network wide site ‘Site Upload Space Quota’ for a specific site.

edit site tab

Now that you’ve checked out Editing, lets look at what else we can do sites on our list.

 1. Dashboard. 2. Deactivate. 3. Archive. 4. Spam. 5. Delete. 6. Visit.
<br />1. Dashboard.<br />2. Deactivate.<br />3. Archive.<br />4. Spam.<br />5. Delete.<br />6. Visit.


1. Dashboard

When you click on the Dashboard action link it takes you to the dashboard of that site where you have complete access to all features of that site e.g. you can add, edit, delete posts and pages; modify site settings; change the site theme.


2. Deactivate

Reverses the activation step users go through when they signup for a site.

Deactivated sites can be reactivated without much fuss.

There’s really not much use to deactivate on a typical WordPress Multisite.


3. Archive

Marks a site as being archived so it’s not accessible by users.

Archived sites can be unarchived.

Some people use this option to test the waters before deleting old and unused sites.


4. Spam

Used when you find a spam site but aren’t completely sure it’s spam so you mark it as spam.

You can mark it as “not spam” if it turns out to be legit.


5. Delete

Deletes the site entirely.

Use with extreme caution because once a site is deleted it can’t be recovered.

The better option in most circumstances is to archive a site rather than delete it.


6. Visit

Takes you to the site URL.