Moderate New Blogs


WordPress Multisite Network plugin. New blogs(aka sites) await a final click from a Network Admin to activate. This plugin flags new blogs in Network Admin–>Sites as “Awaiting Moderation”.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload ds_wp3_moderate_new_blogs.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Network Activate
  3. Visit Network Admin->Settings page and checkbox “Moderate New Blogs”.
  4. Look for new blogs with “Awaiting Moderation” action at Network Admin->Sites page or Network Dashboard

To change the default message for an inactive blog use your own drop-in plugin as described in wp-includes/ms-load.php:
if ( file_exists( WP_CONTENT_DIR . ‘/blog-inactive.php’ ) )
return WP_CONTENT_DIR . ‘/blog-inactive.php’;


  • Will this plugin stop spammer blogs? No. Legit blogs wait until approved manually by SuperAdmin.

Contributors & Developers

“Moderate New Blogs” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • WP 4.6 tests OK, cleanup php notices