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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 3: Becoming a Network Admin

In This Chapter

arrow.png Getting familiar with the Network Admin Dashboard

arrow.png Managing your network

arrow.png Preventing spam blogs

After you enable the WordPress network option and become a network admin, you can examine the various settings that are available to you and go over the responsibilities you have while running a network.

As a network admin, you can access the Network Admin Dashboard, which includes a number of submenus, to manage the sites in your network, as well as the overall settings for your network. This chapter discusses the menu items and options on the Network Admin page, guides you in setting network options, and discusses the best ways to prevent spam and spam blogs (splogs).

Exploring the Network Admin Dashboard

When you visit the Dashboard after activating the multisite feature, the toolbar includes the My Sites menu, which contains the Network Admin link, as shown in Figure 3-1. WordPress has separated the Network Admin features from the rest of the regular Dashboard features to make it easier for you to know which part of your site you’re managing. For example, if you’re performing items that maintain your main website, such as publishing ...

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