Scripts in the network admin dashboard enables a super admin user to:

  1. Generate Usage Reports
  2. Batch Edit

Usage Reports

The following usage reports can be downloaded from Scripts:

  1. Blogs List –  blogs listed by their URL, blog name, admin email address, number of users, number of posts, number of pages, date created, date last updated and privacy.
  2. Theme Usage – lists theme usage on all sites by URL, blog name, admin email address and theme name. 
  3. Plugin Usage – lists plugin usage on all sites by URL, blog name, admin email address and plugin name. 
  4. Admin List – blogs listed by their URL, blog name, admin email address
  5. Complete Users List – users listed by their username, email address, First name, last name, date username created, number of sites they are attached to and their authentication method.

Reports are generated as follows:

1. Go to Dashboard > Scripts in the network admin dashboard.

Scripts

2.  Click on Run Index to Generate Reports.

  • On networks with more than 2,000 sites you need to use the Filter blogs option to index the network in smaller batches.
  • For example, set the date range for a year and then click Run Index to Generate Reports. Click Clear Index to run the next date range once you’ve downloaded the year’s reports.

Run Index

3.  You’ll see a progress bar while it is indexing the network.

Progress

4.  The reports appear once it has finished indexing.

Reports

5.  Click on the report you want to download.

6.  Open the report in your spreadsheet software and use Sort to sort the data.

Batch Edit

Batch edit enable you to:

  1. Bulk archive sites.
  2. Remove users from all sites (but not delete them).
  3. Change the privacy of a site.
  4. Change Site theme.

You use Batch edit as follows:

1. Go to Dashboard > Scripts in the network admin dashboard.

Scripts

2.  Click on Batch Edit tab.

Batch Edit

To remove usernames:

1. Add the usernames.

2. Select Remove users from all Sites (but not delete them) from Actions drop down menu.

Remove users

3. Click Submit.

To change themes, privacy or archive sites:

1. Add the blognames.

  • If you use URLs it needs to be written in the form of http://myschool.com/mysite

2.  Select Archive sites, Change Privacy of a Site or Change Site theme from the  Actions drop down menu. 

  • You can’t change privacy on a site attached to a class blog via My Class.  The site needs to be removed from the class blog or the privacy needs to be changed in My Class > Settings.

Select Site option

3.  Click Submit.