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How to see my network enabled themes & network activated plugins on subdomains? (9 posts)

  1. barbarbox
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have been looking all over the forum, but nobody seems to have the exact same problem, so offered solutions didn't work for me.

    This is the case:
    I have a network installation on my http://www.site.com and 2 subdomain websites.
    When I add or install a new theme or plugin thru the network admin dashboard, and respectively network enable/activate them, they will only appear on the dashboard off the http://www.site.com. And not on my suddomain dashboards.

    Other symptoms that I have stumbled upon while searching for a solution:

      I am the super admin, but it seems on the sub domains I'm regarded a "regular" administrator
      I am able to install themes & plugins directly onto the subdomains, by use of Filezilla. But:

    • 1st not all of some plugins don't work on the subdomains and
    • 2nd I setup the network for sharing purposes and reducing webspace, which is failing with this quick & dirty solution

    What do I need to do to be able to see and (re)use themes & plugins on my subdomains?

    Thanx in advance!

    Barbar

    [Moderator moved to multisite forum from "Requests & Feedback"]

  2. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The jonradio Reveal Network Activated Plugins plugin was just released to address this problem.
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/jonradio-reveal-network-activated-plugins/

    WordPress hides network-activated plugins from Site Administrators because some Super Admins (folks who can use the Network Admin panels) don't want Site Admins to know about these plugins.

  3. I am the super admin, but it seems on the sub domains I'm regarded a "regular" administrator

    What makes you say that?

    As a super-admin, you have admin powers on all blogs on the network.

    You're correct, in that you can't INSTALL themes and plugins, but you can USE them.

    You Install all themes and plugins from domain.com/wp-admin/network

    You Network Activate themes to have them be available on all sites.

    You Network Activate plugins to turn them on (without the option to turn them off) on all sites.

    You may want to download http://halfelf.org/ebooks/wordpress-multisite-101/ - It's a pay what you want ebook, so feel free to download for free and read it :) it explains how the setup of themes and plugins and everything else works.

  4. barbarbox
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanx Jonradio for the plugin, I might wanna try that after I figure out what is actually wrong with the administration of my website.

  5. barbarbox
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello Mika,
    thanx for your repons!
    Reading up as you suggested...

    The things you mention, that's what I figured too.
    But somehow on my network it doesn't work like that.

    I'ld would like to zoom in on 2 of your remarks:

    As a super-admin, you have admin powers on all blogs on the network.

    To answer your question about that:
    When I visit the network dashboard > users, I see myself as superadmin, for the main site as well as my subdomains.
    However when I go to the subdomains > users, I see myself, but the role doens't show. When I try to add a new user the highest role is "Administrator". And since I don't see any of the themes or plugins... I thought "maybe I'm not a superadmin on the subdomains?"

    You Install all themes and plugins from domain.com/wp-admin/network
    You Network Activate themes to have them be available on all sites.

    That is what I do, but the themes don't show up on the subdomains.
    So I can't activate them (like I do on my main site).
    I can only install (drag & drop) them manually by use of Filezilla.

    What can I do to be able to see and activate themes & plugins on the subdomains?
    Am I or am I not a superadmin for all sites? Or has the admin thing nothing to do with it?
    Can you help with this?

    Kind regards,
    Barbara

  6. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Maybe, if I use different words than Mika, it might help.

    You Install all themes and plugins from domain.com/wp-admin/network
    You Network Activate themes to activate them on all sites.

    If you want to selectively activate plugins on some sites and not others, don't Network Activate them. That (Installing but not Network Activating a plugin) is the only way you can go into an individual site and control a plugin by activating and deactivating it just on that individual site.

  7. However when I go to the subdomains > users, I see myself, but the role doens't show.

    That's correct, it's not supposed to show :)

  8. rafirosenberg
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @barbarbox did you resolve your issue? I seem to be having the same problem ....
    aside from what you mention ... when i go to any of the subdomains through the network admin it makes me sign in again

  9. That's not a bug, rafirosenberg. You're SUPPOSED to have to log back in :) Please make your own post if you need more help.

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