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  1. web93
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    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've looked everywhere for some information about this, but there just doesn't seem to be anything anywhere, the lack of info for multisite is really frustrating me!

    If I setup a MU network of up to 80 sites, can I:

    a) change the theme that they all use in one selection, or does each site's theme need to be changed through its own admin panel?

    b) say I want to install a plugin. If I install it through Network Admin, will it automatically become active on all my sites?

    thanks in advance

  2. a) change the theme that they all use in one selection, or does each site's theme need to be changed through its own admin panel?

    If you meant "apply a theme to all sites at the same time" then no. Except for the default theme, each site's theme must be changed within the site admin panel.

    If you meant "update the Network copy of the theme and that update gets applied to all of the sites in the network using that theme" then yes.

    b) say I want to install a plugin. If I install it through Network Admin, will it automatically become active on all my sites?

    Yes. You can "Network Activate" them via the Network Admin >> Installed Plugins screen. That will activate them across all your sites. Otherwise you will need to visit each site's admin panel and activate it there (for example, sometimes you may want a plugin just for one site).

    You can aslo put them into the mu directory (mu means Must Use) but network activating them is more flexible.

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