Multisite Enhancements


When you work quite a bit with WordPress Multisites, sometimes you need more information or menu items. This plugin enhances the network area for super admins with useful functions.

  • Adds Blog and User ID in network view more
  • Enables an ‘Add New’ link under the Plugins menu for Network admins
  • Adds several useful items to the multisite ‘Network Admin’ admin bar
  • On the network plugins page, shows which site has this plugin active
  • On the network theme page, shows which blog has the theme active and is a Child theme
  • Change Admin footer text for Administrators to view currently used RAM, SQL, RAM version fast
  • Adds Favicon from theme folder to the admin area to easily identify the blog, use the favicon.ico file in the theme folder of the active theme in each blog
  • Adds Favicon to each blog on the Admin Bar Item ‘My Sites’. If you a like a custom path for each favicon, please see the documentation for this feature.
  • Removes also the ‘W’ logo and his sub-links in admin bar
  • Adds the status to each site in the admin bar to identify fastly if the site has a noindex status and to see the external url.
  • Handy ssl identifier to each site in network site view page.
  • Add functions to be used in your install

    • The function get_blog_list() is currently deprecated in the WP Core, but currently usable. The plugin checks this and gets an alternative in inc/autoload/core.php
    • If you will develop with the alternative to this function from my source, then use the method get_blog_list() in class Multisite_Core. My source also use caching with the Transient API. More about the function in inc/autoload/class-core.php.
    • If you use WordPress version 3.7 and higher, then check the function wp_get_sites(), the new alternative function inside the core to get all sides inside the network. The function accepts a array with arguments, see the description.
    • But if you use WordPress 4.6 and higher then that new alternative 😉 – get_sites() – is the current function to get all sites in the network. The helper method of this plugin Multisite_Core::get_blog_list() or the function get_blog_list() have all checks included.
  • Filter theme list to find your target fast. Works on single theme page and also network theme page.

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  • Add Blog-ID on Sites
  • Add User-ID on Users
  • Add New link to install new plugin on each blog
  • Manage Comments with Counter on Admin Bar
  • On which blog is the plugin active
  • On which blog is the theme active
  • New Admin footer text
  • Favicon on Admin bar
  • Filter Themes



  • WordPress Multisite 3.0+
  • PHP 5.6*, newer PHP versions will work faster. (It should work also under PHP 5.3, but untested.)


  • Use the installer via back-end of your install or …
  1. Unpack the download-package
  2. Upload the files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Network/Plugins’ menu in WordPress and hit ‘Network Activate’
  4. No options, no settings, it works


I have been struggling to manage my plugins and themes from a multisite and thanks to this plugin, now I can cleanup my system without the pain of going through each site to figure out which plugins/theme are running there. It works well with WordPress 5.0.3
This plugin adds plenty of helpful features to a multisite installation, but my favourite has to be: On the network plugins page, shows which site has this plugin active I'm surprised this functionality isn't part of the core, but at least this plugin adds it.
This is a very useful tool that should be part of WordPress Multisite core. Thank you for this plugin. One feature request: Can you link the ID as well as the Site Title when viewing usage for plugins and themes to see who has it enabled? We have a few sites who have no data in the Site Title field, so we cannot tell everyone who is using a particular plugin or theme.
Big ups to Frank for the insightful application. Dont know why some of these things never got incorporated into core. The only issue I have is that when I search for a plugin's name, in the search results ME stops indicating which subsite a plugin is active on. It only shows up on the main network plugin page with no search!? Fix that and ill give it 5 stars.
I was so fortunate to have stumbled upon this plugin. It's funny how easy it is to take something for granted when you don't have it... ie: hopping into a WP MultiSite install that doesn't have the extension installed. Most of these additional features purely "make sense". Many of them would most likely end up becoming a core component of MultiSite down the road... but for now, we have Multisite Enhancements!
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Változási napló

1.5.0 (2019-02-25)

  • Remove feature ‘Networkmenu is now scrollable’.

1.5.0 (2019-02-24)

  • Networkmenu is now scrollable.
  • More clearance for the message about inactive cache.
  • Small php fixes.

1.4.3 (2018-05-17)

  • Fix undefined index Network on plugin list, #46
  • Fix small php notes.
  • Fix the possibility to translate the footer message about RAM, SQL queries.
  • ​Add fix to leave message for the parent theme in a single line.
  • Add Ui change to list more as 4 themes in Theme usage overview. Probs @n-goncalves #44

1.4.2 (2017-02-22)

  • Change syntax for usage of plugins, themes; probs @cfoellmann
  • Count the usage in sites for plugins, themes; probs @cfoellmann
  • Change of the autoloader, the removal of a function is now more solid. See the wiki page; probs @cfoellmann
  • Added option to display or hide the list of sites if too big #44; probs @n-goncalves

1.4.1 (2017-08-10)

  • Added a change for initialization of the class to run also on php 5.3 installs.

1.4.0 (2017-07-23)

  • Adds handy ssl identifier to each site in network site view page.

1.3.8 (2017-02-23)

  • Fixed duplicated view on parent theme usage.
  • Adds status text to a site, if is a archived site on plugin/theme list.

1.3.7 (2016-10-24)

  • Fix the usage of plugins for each site in the network on the plugin network view.
  • Add helpers to remove transient caching for development, debugging, if WP_DEBUG is true.
  • Fix markup error of missing closing tag in footer text.
  • Fix markup error on comment admin bar menu item in each site item of the item ‘My Sites’.
  • Add possibility to translate the plugin.

1.3.6 (2016-10-07)

  • Switch to new core function get_sites
  • Remove Plugin Search, now inside the core, since WP 3.6.0
  • Add Theme filter search to single and network theme page to find fast and simple the result.

1.3.5 (2016-05-30)

  • Performance: Change the function to get all sites of a user to set favicon. #25

1.3.4 (2016-05-19)

  • Fix value type for nodes from admin bar.
  • Enhance the Multisite requirements check.

1.3.3 (2016-01-15)

  • Fix Blog Id enhancement, change filter type.
  • Change different code topics for better performance and stability.

1.3.2 (2015-12-17)

  • Prevent PHP Warning. Props noelboss

1.3.1 (2015-12-03)

  • Enhance the external domain check for more exactly check, that’s also work on root domain of multisite. Props Matt Thread

1.3.0 (2015-11-28)

  • Add new functionality to filter plugin list live.
  • Improve status label filter multisite_enhancements_status_label, now with the parameters $blogname and $blog.

1.2.1 (2015-09-24)

  • Bugfix: Correction for the site icon topic. The functions “has_site_icon” and “get_site_icon_url” aren’t compatible with multisites. Icon only displayed when on that blog, in network or other blog the WP logo showed.
  • Enhancement: Check for active usage of admin bar before add favicon to Admin Bar.

1.2.0 (2015-09-03)

  • Add support for Favicon feature wp_site_icon since WP 4.3, probs JoryHogeveen
  • Add status label to each site in the admin bar, probs JoryHogeveen
  • Codex changes
  • Add hook multisite_enhancements_autoload to unset files, there not necessary on autoload, see also the Wiki for more information

1.1.0 (2015-02-26)

  • Some modifications to plugin and theme admin columns for better performance and usage on Multisites with more as 100 blogs, plugins, themes Issue #16
  • Code inspections
  • Enhance the value to get sites inside the network form WordPress default 100 to 9999
  • Add hook multisite_enhancements_sites_limit to change this value, see wiki page

1.0.7 (09/23/2014)

  • Code maintenance
  • Add parameters for custom favicon, see documentation

1.0.6 (09/13/2014)

  • Add check for child theme, that you fast see, if is a child and what is the parent inside the network view of themes

1.0.5 (05/15/2014)

  • Fix list of active plugin in plugin network view
  • Add hook for custom favicon path, see documentation

1.0.4 (04/27/2014)

1.0.3 (03/09/2014)

  • Remove Super Admin check, that works the enhancements also on other roles.
  • Add indicator for “Network Only” Plugins.
  • Add Favicon Indicator also in Admin Bar on Front end side.

1.0.2 (02/03/2014)

  • Add Favicon in Admin Bar also in Front end
  • Enhance style for favicon size
  • Grammar fix in tags, readme
  • Small changes for columns and 3.8 design

1.0.1 (01/03/2014)

  • Add CSS rule for new WP 3.8 back end design (mp6 plugin)
  • Add more whitespace on the comment count in admin bar
  • Enhance the filter to list active plugins #1

1.0.0 (10/31/2013)

  • First release on after different installs with different users

For more information about changes see the commits on the working repository.