Network Site Information. Network Manager Tools Plugin.

The Future of WordPress Multisite

Originally posted 3 March 2015. Modified today.

WordPress Multisite options

I am working on improving the user interface for multisite as part of the WordPress core group.
https://make.wordpress.org/core/tag/multisite/

The user interface and features in Multisite have not changed for a while.
I would like to see an improvement in this area so I went ahead and made this post (which will also change as new ideas come forth).

An overview of current Multisite user interface.

Thoughts on improving the Network Multisite.

Which options should greet the user just after having installed a new multisite?

Current.

The setup screen to create a Network of WordPress Sites.
The setup screen to create a Network of WordPress Sites.

Mockup.
Here is a mockup starting point to creating a Network. Inspiration came from JJJ and Flow way to create a network.

Create a Network of WordPress Sites. Install multisite mockup suggestion.
Create a Network of WordPress Sites. Install multisite mockup suggestion.

Network Admin: Settings

Current.

Network Admin: (Multisite) Settings screen.
Network Admin: (Multisite) Settings screen.

Multisite Network Admin: Settings. Mockup suggestion.

Network Admin: Settings screen mockup suggestion. Splitting up the screen using tabs.
Network Admin: Settings screen mockup suggestion. Splitting up the screen using tabs.

User Registration, Site Registration and Manage site or perhaps Site Manager 

Which options?

Other tabs?

Other ideas?

Network admin
All Sites

Which fields should it contain?
Existing All sites screen uses: Path, Last Updated, Registered, Users
Additional fields could be Theme and Active Plugins.
What other features could this screen have?

Here is an example from Network Manager Tools plugin.

Network Site Information. Network Manager Tools Plugin.
Network Site Information. Network Manager Tools Plugin.

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