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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#18031 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add a "Network Admin" link to WP Admin Bar

Reported by: danielbachhuber Owned by: danielbachhuber
Milestone: 3.3 Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Menus Keywords: has-patch ux-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


Currently on a multisite instance, the super admin must first navigate to the dashboard (using a link on the left in the admin bar) and then use a dropdown menu all of the way on right of the dashboard that requires a click to access the Network Admin.

In short, this is frustratingly complex. There should be a way to easily access the Network Admin from the admin bar.

I propose we add a "Network Admin" link for Super Admins in the account dropdown, similar to this:


Optionally, we could add sub menus to the primary sections of the Network Admin like so:


Patch for the former coming shortly.

Attachments (3)

networkadmin.18031.1.patch (696 bytes) - added by danielbachhuber 4 years ago.
Add a "Network Admin" link to the account dropdown in the admin bar
network-admin-link.zip (1.4 KB) - added by danielbachhuber 4 years ago.
Plugin for testing the link under the "Profile" dropdown
18031.network-admin.png (18.1 KB) - added by SergeyBiryukov 4 years ago.

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Change History (9)

4 years ago

Add a "Network Admin" link to the account dropdown in the admin bar

#1 @simonvreeman
4 years ago

You can always acces your Network Admin in de dropdown menu (Howdy, Your Name) in the upper-right corner. And if you click on My Sites in the Admin bar you get an overview of your sites in de MU.
So I don't think that it is very complex, but you just have to know it.

#2 @kawauso
4 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#3 @danielbachhuber
4 years ago

  • Owner set to danielbachhuber
  • Status changed from new to accepted

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

Related: #17970, #18197

Last edited 4 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

4 years ago

Plugin for testing the link under the "Profile" dropdown

#5 @danielbachhuber
4 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

Created a plugin for doing usability testing on the link. Plugin can be network activated for use across the entire network

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.3
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Network Admin link was moved to the admin bar in [18683].

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