[wp-edu] WPMU question

Ken Newquist newquisk at lafayette.edu
Mon Jan 27 15:19:12 UTC 2014

On Jan 27, 2014, at 9:42 AM, Juliana Perry wrote:

> "As a Super Admin of a WPMU instance, if I select "edit" from the list of sites under the Network Admin view (http://blah.tld/wp-admin/network/sites.php )  I can choose the themes available to that site that are not network enabled.   However, if I go to the dashboard of the site (http://blah.tld/site/wp-admin/themes.php ) I see all the network enabled themes to choose from.   The purpose of this is to allow particular sites to have non-network-enabled themes. Correct?  I feel like there is something I am missing about how schools have used this feature.  Is there some special way your school has used this feature?

Like the others, we used it to control access to themes not meant for general consumption. In our case we have a "Departments" WordPress Multisite instance that hosts our various departments, offices, etc. The official Lafayette department theme is there, but we had a few older sites (like Reunion and Homecoming) that used legacy themes that we had deprecated. We used this functionality to allow the legacy sites to continue to use the theme without making it widely available.

Like Bryn Mawr we also use it when a particular theme should only be used by one site (e.g. a new theme for the presidential inauguration).


Ken Newquist
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