how do you select what plugins can be used by add on blogs (7 posts)

  1. Mitch
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have been testing and setting up a WP hosting site with the beta now RC's and have found that plugin commander is not working with 3.0
    does anyone know if there is another alternative to it or how to get WP 3.0 to select what plugins can be used by add on blogs with out shutting them all off?

    Am I missing it? is it built in ?

  2. I'm pretty sure this is how it works:

    • If the plugin is in /plugins but inactive, it can be activated by any child site.
    • If the plugin is in the /mu-plugins (must use), it's automagically enabled, and no child site can turn it off, nor can non-SuperAdmins see it listed.
    • If the plugin is network activated, it can be turned off for the whole site, but not on child sites, and everyone can see them.

    That said, there really should be per-blog-plugins or something for plugins that can be only seen and activated on certain sites, but I'm not sure how insane that would get to maintain.

  3. Mitch
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes I have found that and agree it should have been added to the core

  4. There's a pay-for version of plugin commander called 'WPMU Plugin Manager' out there. Supposedly it's updated to work better.

  5. Mitch
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I refuse to give WPMUDEV $75 a month to download the plugin for free
    I feel the authors of these plugins that they offer for free with a paid subscription sold out.

    I would not mind paying the author a few dollars to get the plugin with updates 15 or 20 bucks,

    Sorry you struck a nerve. Stepping down from the soapbox :)

  6. Yeah, I was hesitant to mention that plugin, since it's behind the paywall like that, but this isn't the place to get into an agreement about such things ;)

    Sadly, it's the ONLY plugin of it's sort I've seen :(

  7. Mitch
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you anyway. I'm open to all suggestions

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