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  • Have a small multi-site setup that I run for friends and family. The issue is, one of them has multiple sites, and the site names are the same, just their name. Looking at the “My Sites” listing, shows them all, including both with the same name.

    Would really like to have a “friendly name”, that’s internal to wp-admin, that we can set a name for sites that isn’t reflected on the site itself.

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  • Hi @staze

    I want to make sure I understand the problem you’re encountering here. The site name can be changed on the Settings page in wp-admin (under General -> Settings in the dashboard menu) by editing the Site Title field.

    However, it sounds like you want a different Site Title when you are logged into the WordPress dashboard (or in this case, the friend or family member that’s logged into the dashboard) vs the Site Title that displays on the front end of the site? Do I understand this correctly?

    Thread Starter staze

    (@staze)

    Correct. So if I have multiple sites within my multisite, one dedicated to say, artwork, and another dedicated to music, and both are called “Staze”, in the multisite list, both just show as “Staze”. If I change the site name, that’s reflected in the public site… so was thinking an “internal only” name so it was possible to (easily) tell the difference. =)

    Thanks!

    I’m with you.

    I don’t think this is possible out of the box, but it could be possible to use some custom code (in a plugin or child theme), the is_admin function and the the get_blogs_of_user filter.

    Essentially you could check if the request is being done in the admin dashboard using is_admin, and then using the get_blogs_of_user filter, change the name of each site in the $sites object.

    I’m not sure what your level of familiarity is writing custom code for WordPress, so you might need to reach out to a developer to create it for you.

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