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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#20377 closed feature request (maybelater)

Show notice that site Network Admin is viewing is disabled

Reported by: madtownlems's profile MadtownLems Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.0
Component: Multisite Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


In Multisite, site admins can click "delete site" from their Tools menu, but this actually just sets it to disabled. If a Network Admin tries to view the site, they can still view it just fine. This can be pretty confusing/misleading. I think it would be an improvement if while a Network Admin is viewing a Disabled site, that a message is displayed along the lines of:

This site is currently Disabled. [re-enable link]

Change History (6)

#1 @helenyhou
12 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

Where are you thinking the message would be displayed?

#2 @MadtownLems
12 years ago

Well I was hoping some UX experts could help out there. I developed a plugin for our site admins here that lets them take their site "offline" temporarily, and when a Site Admin or Network Admin views it, it displays a 50% opacity overlaid yellow bar across the page near the top that says:

Your site is currently displaying an offline message to regular visitors. You can change those settings [here].

(but it's admittedly a bit intrusive).

I also considered throwing something in the Admin Bar, hopefully with a more attention grabbing background color.

#3 @wpmuguru
12 years ago

  • Version set to 3.0

In WordPress MU super admins could not access a archived, spammed, etc. site. We changed that to the current behavior intentionally.

As someone who has a few networks with multiple super admins, I can look at a site spammed by one of the other super admins and easily see why it was spammed.

#4 @jeremyfelt
11 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as there has been no feedback on what the UX for this feature would look like. Feel free to reopen, possibly with some examples of UX and messaging, or a plugin that is currently providing the functionality.

#5 @DrewAPicture
11 years ago

  • Cc xoodrew@… added

#6 @helen
11 years ago

If the current site toolbar item had an icon, it could be cool to color it based on the site status. Could be an idea for the future, or a plugin, or something. Maybe a plugin, given that a color would not be very meaningful on its own.

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