During my 15 years of building and maintaining sites with WordPress, I’ve managed a number of medium-sized multisite installs. Sites with anywhere between 10 and 300 “blogs”, and a large number of users in various roles.
As a network administrator you can select a number of plugins that your clients (who typically administer one blog) can activate. It’s not very easy however to figure out which blogs are actually using a certain plugin. Or a widget. I wrote a number of custom plugins to make this easier, but over the years they fell into disrepair a little.
Network Admin Assistant
Network Admin Assistant is essentially the older plugins, updated and rolled into one. It replaces them, and adds a couple of new things. Currently, it allows network admins to:
- Quickly see on which blogs a plugin is active.
- Spot plugins that are not in use anywhere on the network.
- See which widgets are in use, and where.
- Find users who (no longer?) have a role on any blog on the network.
I may add new tools to its toolbox in the future (blocks seem like a thing to look into). Let me know if there’s something that bothers you as a multisite administrator.
Network Admin Assistant is being developed at https://github.com/roytanck/network-admin-assistant.
You can install the plugin from the WordPress.org repository: https://wordpress.org/plugins/network-admin-assistant/
Please feel free to give it a go and let me know what you think.