WP Symposium Multi-site

If you are using WP Symposium on multi-site there are a few things to note:

  • As the network super admin user, you can “network activate” each the features
  • The forums are specific to each site in your network, everything else is shared among them
  • If you enter a Bronze activation code, it will apply to all of your sites
  • Site admins do not see the activation code input area, or the network activation column

Network Activation

If you log in to any of your sites, and visit the Installation page when logged in as the network super admin user, there is an additional column with which you can activate any of the WP Symposium features for all your networked sites:


When a feature is network activated, if is automatically activated on every site on your network – in face they can’t be de-activated. Similar to WordPress plugins that are network activated.

For any features that are network activated, a green “tick” is shown in place of the checkbox.

Any features that are not network activated can be activated and de-activated by the site admin’s as they choose whether they want to use them on not on their site.


Updating templates

Please be sure to refer to the Templates section of this guide to understand how templates can be saved across the entire network.

Extended profile fields

When adding extended fields, as WordPress stores users once (across all sites of a network), it’s important to note, that extended fields apply to all sites across a network. So if an extended field is added to one site, it will also appear on other sites.

3 thoughts on “WP Symposium Multi-site

  1. raondrusek

    I am starting a new Symposium project for which I would like to set up a network environment.
    I originally used enable multi-site by JG Web Development. Now a closed plugin. How do you suggest setting up a network ? Is there another plug in you would recommend ? Would you suggest sub-domains or sub-directories ?

    1. Simon Post author

      Hi, WordPress multisite is now an integral part of WordPress, and there is no “right” way of configuring it, it depends on what you are intending to use it for, don’t fall into the trap of thinking they are separate sites, remember a user still only exists once across the whole network, they are really subsites. Take a look here, and then see if that helps define your questions more specifically: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

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