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Ticket #13467: SuperAdmin Section.txt

File SuperAdmin Section.txt, 11.4 KB (added by jane, 7 years ago)

SuperAdmin Section help text (many screens), plain text, props doug and andrea

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3Until WordPress 3.0, running multiple sites required using WordPress MU instead of regular WordPress. In version 3.0, these applications have merged. If you are a former MU user, you should be aware of the following changes:
4- Site Admin is now Super Admin (we highly encourage you to get yourself a cape!)
5- Blogs are now called Sites; Site is now called Network
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7This screen provides the network administrator with links to the screens for Sites and Users to either create a new site or user, or to search existing users and sites. Those screens are also accessible through the left-hand navigation in the Super Admin section.
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9For more information:
10Network Admin Documentation  http://codex.wordpress.org/Super_Admin_Super_Admin_Menu
11Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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15ms-sites.php
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17Add New takes you farther down on this same page. You can search for a site by Name, ID number, or IP address. Screen Options allows you to choose how many sites to display on one page.
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19This is the main table of all sites on this network. Switch between list and excerpt views by using the icons above the right side of the table.
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21Hovering over each site reveals seven options (only three for the primary or originating site for the network):
22an Edit link to a separate Edit Site screen

23Backend means the Dashboard for that site

24Deactivate, Archive, and Spam which lead to confirmation screens. These actions can be reversed later by hover links attached to those sites in this table.

25Delete which is a permanent action after the confirmations screen.

26Visit to go the the frontend site live.
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28The site ID is used internally, and not shown on the front end of the site or to users/viewers.

29Clicking on bold settings can re-sort this table. The upper right icons switch between list and excerpt views.
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31Clicking on Add Site after filling out the address, title, and email adds that new site instantly to the network and this table. You may want to then click on the hover link to edit options for that site.
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33Make sure you do not add slashes or dots when you fill in the new site name. If the admin email for the new site does not exist in the database, a new user will also be created.
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35For more information:
36Sites Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Super_Admin_Sites_SubPanel
37Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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46ms-users.php
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48This table shows all users across the network and the sites to which they are assigned. 

Hover over any user on the list to make the edit links appear. The Edit link on the left will take you to his or her Edit User profile page; the Edit link on the right by any site name goes to an Edit Site screen for that site.
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50You can also go to the user's profile page for by clicking on the individual Username.

You can sort the table by clicking on any of the bold headings and switch between list and excerpt views by using the icons in the upper right.

he bulk action will permanently delete selected users, or mark/unmark those selected as spam. Spam users will have posts removed and will be unable to sign up again with the same emails.
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52Add User will add that person to this table and send them an email.
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54Users who are signed up to the network without a site are added as subscribers to the main or primary dashboard site, giving them profile pages to manage their accounts. These users will only see Dashboard and My Sites in the main navigation until a site is created for them.
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56You can make an existing user an additional super admin by going to the Edit User profile page and checking the box to grant that privilege.
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58For more information:
59Network Users Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Super_Admin_Users_SubPanel
60Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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64ms-themes.php
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66This screen enables and disables the inclusion of themes available to choose in the Appearance menu for each site. It does not activate or deactivate which theme a site is currently using.
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68If the network admin disables a theme that is in use, it can still remain selected on that site. If another theme is chosen, the disabled theme will not appear in the site's Appearance > Themes screen.

hemes can be enabled on a site by site basis by the network admin on the Edit Site screen you go to via the Edit hover link on the Sites screen.
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70For more information:
71Network Themes Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Super_Admin_Themes_SubPanel
72Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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77ms-options.php
78This screen sets and changes options for the network as a whole. The first site is the main site in the network and network options are pulled from that original site's options.
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80Operational settings has fields for the network's name, admin email, and whether global terms will be disabled (the default) or maintained across all sites on the network.
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82Dashboard Site is an option to give a site to users who do not have a site on the system. Their default role is subscribed but that default can be changed. The Admin Notice Feed can provide a notice on all dashboards of the latest post via RSS or Atom, or provide no such notice if left blank.
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84Registration settings can disable/enable public signups. If you let others sign up for a site, install spam plugins. Spaces, not commas, should separate names banned as sites for this network.

New site settings are defaults applied when a new site is created in the network. These include welcome email for when a new site or user account is registered, and what's put in the first post, page, comment, comment author, and comment URL.
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86Upload settings control the size of the uploaded files and the amount of available upload space for each site You can change the default value for specific sites when you edit a particular site. Allowed file types are also listed (space separated only).
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88Checkboxes for media upload buttons set which are shown in the visual editor. If unchecked, a generic upload button is still visible; other media types can still be uploaded if on the allowed file types list.

Menu setting enables/disables the plugin menus from appearing for non super admins, so that only super admins, not site admins, have access to activate plugins.
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90Super admins can no longer be added on the Options screen. You must now go to the list of existing users on Super Admin > Users and click on Username or the Edit hover link below that name. This goes to an Edit User page where you can check a box to grant super admin privileges.
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92For more information:
93Network Options Documentation  http://codex.wordpress.org/Super_Admin_Options_SubPanel
94Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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99ms-upgrade-network.php
100Only use this screen once you have updated to a new version of WordPress through Dashboard > Updates. Clicking the Update Network button will step through each site in the network, five at a time, and make sure any database upgrades are applied.

If a version update to core has not happened, clicking this button won't affect anything.

If this process fails for any reason, users logging in to their sites will force the same update.
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102For more information:
103Update Network Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Super_Admin_Update_SubPanel
104Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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107my-sites.php
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109This screen shows an individual user all of their sites in this network, and also allows that user to set a primary site. He or she can use the links under each site to visit either the frontend or the dashboard for that site.
110Up until WordPress version 3.0, what is now called a Multi-site Network had to be installed separately as WordPressMU (multiple user).
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113My Sites Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Dashboard_My_Sites_SubPanel
114Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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120The network admin arrives at this screen to make choices for a given site by clicking on the Edit link on the Sites screen available to them in the Super Admin navigation menu.
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122This extensive list of options has five modules: Site Info, Site Options, allowing Site Themes for this given site, changing the Site User(s) roles and passwords for that site, Adding a new user, and Miscellaneous Site Actions (upload size limits).
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124Note that some fields in Site Options are grayed out and say Serialized Data. These are stored values in the database which you cannot change from here.
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126For more information:
127Site Editing Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Super_Admin_Sites_Edit_Site
128Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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135network.php
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137This screen allows you to configure a network as having subdomains (site1.example.com) or subdirectories (example.com/site1). Subdomains require wildcard subdomains to be enabled in Apache and DNS records, if your host allows it.
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139Choose subdomains or subdirectories; this can only be switched afterwards by reconfiguring your install. Fill out the network details, and click install. If this does not work, you may have to add a wildcard DNS record (for subdomains) or change to another setting in Permalinks (for subdirectories).
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141The next screen for Network will give you individually-generated lines of code to add to your wp-config.php and .htaccess files. Make sure the settings of your FTP client make files starting with a dot visible, so that you can find .htaccess; you may have to create this file if it really is not there. Make backup copies of those two files.
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143Add a blogs.dir directory under /wp-content/ and add the designated lines of code to wp.config.php (just before /*...stop editing...*/) and .htaccess (replacing the existing text).
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145Refreshing your browser will take you to a screen with an archive of those added lines of code. A set of six links under Super Admin will appear at the top of the main left navigation menu. The multisite network is now enabled.
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147The choice of subdirectory sites is disabled if this setup is more than a month old because of permalink problems with “/blog/” from the main site. This disabling will be addressed soon in a future version.
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149For more information:
150General Network Creation Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network
151Tools > Network Documentation   http://codex.wordpress.org/Tools_Network_SubPanel
152Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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