The most common reasons why a super admin searches for a site in the network admin dashboard is to:

  • Confirm which users are attached to blog.
  • Archive, deactivate or mark a blog as spam.
  • Confirm if a blog has been created.

Finding Blogs

1.  Go to the Network Admin dashboard.
Network admin dashboard

2.  Locate the site by searching the blog URL using ‘Search Sites‘ on the Right Now module.

Search sites

3.  You have a range of options once the required blog is located:

Dashboard

Dashboard
When you click on the Dashboard action link it takes you to the dashboard of that blog where you have complete access to all features of that blog e.g. you can add, edit, delete posts and pages; modify blog settings; change the blog theme.

Deactivate

Deactivate
Reverses the activation step users go through when they signup for a blog.
Deactivated blogs can be reactivated without causing issues.

There’s really not much use to deactivate on a CampusPress network.

Archive

Archive
Marks a blog as being archived so it’s not accessible by users.

Archived blogs can be unarchived and used again immediately.

Spam

Spam
Used when you find a spam blog but aren’t completely sure it’s spam so you mark it as spam.
You can mark it as “not spam” if it turns out to be legit.

Visit

Visit
Takes you to the front end of a blog.

Clone

Clone
Used to clone a blog.

This can be useful for:

  • moving a site to a new URL
  • setting up a staging/testing environment
  • creating multiple sites from one template
  • keeping backup copies of important sites