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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Managing Your Network

As mentioned, the Network Admin Dashboard has its own set of unique menus separate from the regular Site Admin Dashboard. Those menus are located on the left side of the Network Admin Dashboard. This section goes through each menu item and provides you with explanations and instructions on how to work with the settings and configurations to help you manage your network, sites, and users.

The full list of menus available on the Network Admin Dashboard includes

  • Sites: View a list of the sites in your network, along with details about them.
  • Users: See detailed info about current users in your network.
  • Themes: View all the currently available themes to enable or disable them for use in your network.
  • Plugins: Manage (activate/deactivate) themes for use on all sites within your network.
  • Settings: Configure global settings for your network.
  • Updates: Upgrade all sites in your network with one click.

All the items in the Network Admin Dashboard are important, and you will use them frequently throughout the life of your network. Normally, we would take you through each of the menu items in order so it's easy for you to follow along in your Dashboard; however, performing some preliminary configurations on your network before you do anything else is important. Therefore, the following section starts with the Settings menu and then takes you through the other menu items in order of appearance in the Network Admin Dashboard.

Settings

When you click the Settings menu link ...

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