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Super Admin All Sites Menu

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Use | Prerequisite | Install | Filters | Demo | Changelog

For the super admin, replace WP Admin Bar My Sites menu with an All Sites menu.

  • Doesn't use switch_to_blog(), i.e. Super Admin All Sites Menu is faster and uses less resources than the WP Admin Bar My Sites menu.
  • Subsite menu data are stored locally in IndexedDB (did I say it's fast?). The local storage is updated when;
    • the plugin is activated.
    • a site is added or deleted.
    • you change a blog name.
    • IndexedDB is out of sync with site changes.
    • Restricted Site Access is activated or deactivated.
  • When subsite menu data is updated, REST is used and it's done in increments (100 sites per increment).
  • List all subsites. WP Admin Bar My Sites only list sites you're a local admin on.
  • Mark sites that has restricted site access with a red icon.
  • Sites menu is sorted alphabetically.
  • Search filter.
  • Add more menu choices:
    • Under "Network Admin"
      • Add New Site
    • Per subsite.
      • 'New Page'
      • 'Users'
      • 'Plugins'
      • 'Settings'

Inspired by WP REST API vs admin-ajax.php vs Must-Use Plugin: Handling AJAX Requests in WordPress, I wrote a must-use plugin that makes the plugin go from fast to faster (ca 60% faster). Save the file in mu-plugins.



Menu data are stored locally in IndexedDB.


  • WordPress Multisite
  • A modern browser, IE 11 isn't supported.


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You can use the following filters to override the defaults:

  • all_sites_menu_order_by
    • Sort menu by. Default value is name, accepts id, url or name
      add_filter( 'all_sites_menu_order_by', function( string $order_by ) : string {
      	return 'url';
      } );
  • all_sites_menu_load_increments
    • REST load increments. Default value is 100.
    add_filter( 'all_sites_menu_load_increments', function( int $increments ) : int {
    	return 300;
    } );
  • all_sites_menu_plugin_trigger
    • Trigger an update of local storage (IndexedDB) when a plugin is (de)activated. Default is [ 'restricted-site-access/restricted_site_access.php' ].

      Note: Must be an array and each element in the array must point to the main plugin file. Syntax 'plugin-dir/plugin-file.php'

     add_filter( 'all_sites_menu_plugin_trigger', function( array $plugins ) : array {
    	return [
    } );
  • all_sites_menu_search_threshold
    • Don't display search field if there's less than N subsites. Default value is 20.
    add_filter( 'all_sites_menu_search_threshold', function( int $increments ) : int {
    	return 40;
    } );
  • all_sites_menu_force_refresh_expiration
    • How often a forced refresh should be taken. Default value is 3600. Set the value to 0 to disable forced refresh.
      add_filter( 'all_sites_menu_force_refresh_expiration', function( int $seconds ) : int {
      	return 3600;
      } );


Localy, in VS Code

Test the plugin on a WordPress Multisite with 100 sites, locally, using VS Code dev containers.

  1. You must have docker installed.
  2. In VS Code, install the Remote - Containers extension.
  3. Clone Super Admin All Sites Menu: git clone
  4. In super-admin-all-sites-menu, open VS Code: code .
  5. When VS Code opens, click on Reopen container
  6. Wait until the container is ready, then open http://localhost:8080/wp-admin/
    • Username: admin
    • Password: password

In GitHub Codespaces

  1. Click the Code drop-down menu and select the Create codespace on main.
  2. Wait until VS Code runs in the browser
  3. In VS Code, Select PORTS and click on the Local Address URL.
  4. Append /wp-admin to the Local Address URL
    • Username: admin
    • Password: password


	  Actor User
    participant Menu
    participant IndexedDB
    participant WordPress
		User->>Menu: Open the menu
    Menu->>IndexedDB: Check if IndexedDB in sync
		IndexedDB->>Menu: Update sites menu
		Note over Menu,IndexedDB: If in sync.
    IndexedDB->>WordPress: Request sites
		Note over IndexedDB,WordPress: If not in sync.
		WordPress->>IndexedDB: Get sites
		IndexedDB->>IndexedDB: Update IndexedDB
    IndexedDB->>Menu: Update sites menu
		Menu->>User: Read Menu




Copyright and License

Super Admin All Sites Menu is copyright 2021 Per Soderlind

Super Admin All Sites Menu is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Super Admin All Sites Menu is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with the Extension. If not, see