Got the ball rolling on Network Admin help text

I’ve submitted changes for the first set of text to be refreshed/rewritten in Network Admin on the tracking ticket: #23163

The hope is to maintain a balance between action and description text.

For the main Network Admin index I propose this initial draft. Feedback is encouraged!


Tab: Overview:

Until WordPress 3.0, running multiple sites required using WordPress MU instead of regular WordPress. In version 3.0, these applications have merged. If you are a former MU user, you should be aware of the following changes:

  • Site Admin is now Super Admin (we highly encourage you to get yourself a cape!).
  • Blogs are now called Sites; Site is now called Network.

The Right Now box provides the network administrator with links to the screens to either create a new site or user, or to search existing users and sites. Screens for Sites and Users are also accessible through the left-hand navigation in the Network Admin section.


Tab: Overview:

Welcome to your Network Admin. This area of the Dashboard is used for managing all aspects of your MultisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core. network.

The menus on the left side allow you to:

  • Add and manage sites or users
  • Install and activate themes or plugins
  • Update your network
  • Modify global network settings

Tab: Quick Tasks:

The Right Now widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. on this screen provides current user and site counts on your network. New users and sites are easily created by clicking the ‘Create a New Site’ or ‘Create a New User’ links.

You can also search for any user or site in your network by using the search boxes. Users can be searched by entering all or part of a username or email address. Sites are searchable by path or domain, depending on which type of network you have.

#contextual-help, #multisite, #network-admin