WordPress Multisite options
I am working on improving the user interface for multisite as part of the WordPress core group.
Every Tuesday there is a chat in the slack channel #core-multisite.
The user interface and features in Multisite have not changed for a while.
I would like to see an improvement in this area so I went ahead and made this post (which will also change as new ideas come forth).
Thoughts on improving multisite
Which options should greet the user just after having installed a new multisite?
Should we use tabs to differentiate between them?
Here is a wireframe start point with inspiration from JJJ and Flow way to create a network.
User Registration, Site Registration and Manage site or perhaps Site Manager
Which fields should it contain?
Existing All sites screen uses: Path, Last Updated, Registered, Users
Additional fields could be Theme and Active Plugins.
What other features could this screen have?
Here is an example from Network Manager Tools plugin.
All sites -> Edit site
The tab Plugins is added to the edit site location when Network Manager Tools is activated.
What should be done with this section?
Should we rethink how multisite is done?
Got ideas you want to share?
The Existing WordPress multisite user interface.
– Network Settings.
– Add new (Site)
– All Sites.
– Site Properties: Info, Users, Themes and Settings.
Below you will find screenshots of the existing multisite user interface.
After having installed a Multisite and enters Settings -> Network Settings the following options awaits.
Going to My Sites -> Network Admin -> Sites and clicking Add New you will see a screen similar the below.
Add New Site
After having added a few sites the All Sites screen can look something like this:
Clicking the site name directly or clicking Edit in the quick Edit bar the various properties of the selected site will be seen. Clicking the various tabs leads to Info – Users – Themes and Settings.
The site Info screen:
The site Users screen:
The site Themes screen:
The site Settings screen: (be warned it is very very long).