Best free wordpress multisite plugins for editorial content

After one year of hard work with WordPress Multisite and a 14 educational blogs daily updated, i can narrow (after lots of tests and mistakes) which plugins are really useful and robust enough for that kind of network blogs. I also created a plugin myself (Chief Editor) because i wasn’t able to find any doing this simple thing : see all my posts statuses across the network and all comments. I also would like to see my author performances, so i included a tab about that, inspired by the Blog Metrics plugin.
All plugins described here are the one activated on my own site, and i have no link with any plugin seller (mine is free).
Most of them are free, i’ll notice if not. Even if some of them can be quite old, they all work nicely on a WordPress Multisite 3.9 install.
Here we go:

58 really useful wordpress plugins for multisite editorial sites

  1. Ada WPMS Sitewide Feed

    This plugin just gather all my blogs feeds into one big feed, so i can deliver this feed to MailChimp and automatically send new newsletters when new posts are published.

  2. Admin Bar Disabler

    I don’t want my users to access the admin panel, even with no rights. It’s not their business for the moment. That’s waht this plugin does.

  3. Advanced Code Editor

    Enables syntax highlighting in the integrated themes and plugins source code editors with line numbers, AutoComplete and much more. Supports PHP, HTML, CSS and JS.

  4. Akismet

    Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the « Activate » link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

  5. Better Plugin Compatibility Control

    Adds version compatibility info to the plugins page to inform the admin at a glance if a plugin is compatible with the current WP version.

  6. Better WordPress Recent Comments

    This plugin displays recent comment lists at assigned locations. It does not add any significant load to your website. The comment list is updated on the fly when a visitor adds a comment or when you moderate one. No additional queries are needed for end-users. Some Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane.

  7. Blog Metrics

    Provides blog metrics based on the blog metrics Avinash Kaushik proposed in this post, now with a widget!

  8. BruteProtect

    BruteProtect allows the millions of WordPress bloggers to work together to defeat Brute Force attacks. It keeps your site protected from brute force security attacks even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the « Activate » link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for a BruteProtect API key, and 3) Go to your BruteProtect configuration page, and save your API key.

  9. Chief Editor

    Manage all drafts, pending and scheduled posts and comments accross the network

  10. Cimy User Manager

    Import and export users from/to CSV files, supports all WordPress profile data also Cimy User Extra Fields plug-in

  11. Comment Images

    Allow your readers easily to attach an image to their comments on posts and pages.

  12. Contact Form 7

    Juste une autre extension de formulaire de contact. Simple mais souple d’utilisation.

  13. DeMomentSomTres Export

    DeMomentSomTres Export was build because DeMomentSomTres had a customer with a very big blog that had to be imported without only the required attachment files.

  14. Featured Image In Rss Feed

    Add Feature Image to your RSS Feed.

  15. Google Analytics Multisite Async

    Google Analytics Multisite Async lets the network admin collect statistics from all sites and it lets the regular site admins collect statistics from their own site. This means that statistics are collected to 2 different Analytics accounts at once, assuming that the site admin have entered an ID of course. It’s the asynchronous version of Analytics. The network admin can choose whether the site admins should be able to collect statistics or not.

  16. Google News Sitemap

    Automatically generate sitemap for inclusion in Google News. Go to Settings -> Google News Sitemap for setup.

  17. Improved User Search in Backend

    Improves the search for users in the backend significantly: Search for first name, last, email and more of users instead of only nicename.

  18. Imsanity

    Imsanity stops insanely huge image uploads

  19. Login Logo

    Drop a PNG file named login-logo.png into your wp-content directory. This simple plugin takes care of the rest, with zero configuration. Transparent backgrounds work best. Crop it tight, with a width of 312 pixels, for best results.

  20. NOT FREE : Logooos WordPress plugin

    Logooos WordPress plugin.

  21. NOT FREE : MailChimp Sync

    Simply integrate MailChimp with your Multisite (or regular old single user WP) site – automatically add new users to your email lists and import all your existing users.

  22. More Privacy Options

    Add more privacy(visibility) options to a WordPress Multisite Network. Settings->Reading->Visibility:Network Users, Blog Members, or Admins Only. Network Settings->Network Visibility Selector: All Blogs Visible to Network Users Only or Visibility managed per blog as default.

  23. Multilingual Press Free

    Run WordPress Multisite with multiple languages.

  24. Multisite Enhancements

    Enhance Multisite for Network Admins with different topics

  25. Multisite Language Switcher

    A simple but powerful plugin that will help you to manage the relations of your contents in a multilingual multisite-installation.

  26. Multisite Plugin Manager

    The essential plugin for every multisite install! Manage plugin access permissions across your entire multisite network.

  27. Multisite User Management

    Running a WordPress network? You no longer need to manually add users to each of your sites.

  28. Network Shared Media

    This plugin adds a new tab to the « Add Media » window, allowing you to access media in other sites. Based on an idea of Aaron Eaton

  29. NS Cloner – Site Copier

    Save loads of time with the Never Settle Cloner! NS Cloner creates a new site as an exact clone / duplicate / copy of an existing site with theme and all plugins and settings intact in just a few steps. Check out NS Cloner Pro for additional features like cloning onto existing sites and advanced Search and Replace functionality.

  30. NOT FREE : NS Cloner Pro

    Save loads of time with the Never Settle Cloner! NS Cloner creates a new site as an exact clone / duplicate / copy of an existing site with theme and all plugins and settings intact in just a few steps. Check out NS Cloner Pro for additional features like cloning onto existing sites and advanced Search and Replace functionality.

  31. Olevmedia Shortcodes

    Olevmedia Shortcodes plugin adds a button to editor, which provides you plenty of handy shortcodes (buttons, icons, lists, infoboxes and more)

  32. Private Comment Notification Email

    Hides private details from comment notification emails, such as IP address and email.

  33. Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin

    Redirect Pages, Posts or Custom Post Types to another location quickly (for internal or external URLs). Includes individual post/page options, redirects for Custom Post types, non-existant 301 Quick Redirects (helpful for sites converted to WordPress), New Window functionality, and rel=nofollow functionality.

  34. Really Simple CAPTCHA

    Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. It is originally created for my Contact Form 7 plugin.

  35. Regenerate Thumbnails

    Allows you to regenerate all thumbnails after changing the thumbnail sizes.

  36. Remove Dashboard Access

  37. Reveal IDs

    Reveals hidden IDs in Admin interface that have been removed with WordPress 2.5 (formerly known as Entry IDs in Manage Posts/Pages View for WP 2.5). See options page for information.

  38. RSS in Page

  39. Signup Page CSS

    This plugin adds the styles/codes needed to have signup page display correctly or at least better on any theme that the main blog has selected.

  40. Simple Ads Manager

    « Simple Ads Manager » is easy to use plugin providing a flexible logic of displaying advertisements. Visit SimpleLib blog for more details.

  41. Smart Archives Reloaded

    An elegant and easy way to present your posts, grouped by year and month.

  42. Subscribe to Comments Reloaded

    Subscribe to Comments Reloaded is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notifications. It includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts or suspend all notifications.

  43. TablePress

    TablePress vous permet de créer et gérer des tableaux dans vos articles et pages, sans avoir à écrire du code HTML, et il ajoute des fonctions utiles pour vos visiteurs.

  44. TablePress Extension: Row Filtering

    Extension for TablePress to filter table rows by using additional Shortcode parameters

  45. TablePress Extension: Shortcode Filter from GET parameter

    Custom Extension for TablePress to use the Row Filter extension with a filter term from a $_GET parameter

  46. Tako Movable Comments

    This plugin allows you to move comments from one post or page to another. You can also move comments across post types and custom post types. Just click on edit comments and move your comments through the Move Comments with Tako metabox.

  47. Testimonials by Aihrus

    Testimonials by Aihrus lets you randomly slide or list selected portfolios, quotes, reviews, or text with images or videos on your WordPress site.

  48. ThreeWP Activity Monitor

    Plugin to track user activity. Network aware.

    Revisions of threewp-activity-monitor

    Trac Log - Revisions of threewp-activity-monitor

    Obsolescence message.
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: May 20, 2014, 10:16 pm
    activity monitor 2.11
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: July 23, 2012, 8:53 am
    Activity Monitor 2.10
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: July 18, 2012, 3:30 pm
    Activity Monitor 2.9
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: April 4, 2012, 11:50 am
    Activity Monitor v2.5
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: December 20, 2011, 8:08 am
    Activity Monitor v2.4
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: December 15, 2011, 7:24 pm
    v2.3
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: October 18, 2011, 6:09 pm
    v2.2
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: October 12, 2011, 5:53 am
    v2.1
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: August 30, 2011, 7:06 am
    Fix for activation: no more error messages
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: July 27, 2011, 10:22 am
    v2.0
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: July 27, 2011, 6:24 am
    v1.4
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: June 28, 2011, 12:07 pm
    v1.3
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: April 23, 2011, 6:17 am
    Wrong contributors
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: January 16, 2011, 8:49 am
    v1.2
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: January 16, 2011, 8:07 am
    * Wordpress deleting posts and comments isn't logged anymore. * Pagination added * Password tried info added for login failures
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: January 3, 2011, 8:39 pm
    v1.0
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: November 27, 2010, 6:25 pm
    0.3
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: July 4, 2010, 10:22 pm
    0.0.2 Files have been moved and renamed.
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: March 3, 2010, 12:39 am
    Fixed link
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: February 23, 2010, 11:34 am
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: February 23, 2010, 11:34 am
    Fixing link
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: February 23, 2010, 11:29 am
    Fixing broken link
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: February 23, 2010, 11:27 am
    0.0.1 Initial import
    Author: edward mindreantre
    Posted: February 23, 2010, 11:15 am
    adding threewp-activity-monitor by edward mindreantre
    Author: plugin-master
    Posted: February 23, 2010, 11:09 am
  49. NOT FREE : Thumbnail Scroller (WordPress Plugin)

    This Plugin will help you to easily add a thumbnail scroller to your WordPress website or blog. The scroller is completely customizable, resizable and is compatible with all browsers and devices (iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones). You will be able to insert it in any page or post you want with an inbuilt short code generator.If you like this plugin, feel free to rate it five stars at CodeCanyon in your downloads section. If you encounter any problems please do not give a low rating but contact us first so we can help you.

  50. Top Authors

    A highly customizable widget that sums the top authors(most contributing) on your blog

  51. Ultimate TinyMCE

    Beef up your visual tinymce editor with a plethora of advanced options.

  52. User Role Editor

    Change/add/delete WordPress user roles and capabilities.

  53. W3 Total Cache

    The highest rated and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.

  54. WooCommerce

    Un outil de e-commerce qui vous aide à tout vendre. Magnifiquement.

  55. WP-Mail-SMTP

    Reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail() and creates an options page to manage the settings.

  56. WP-PostRatings

    Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.

  57. WPMS Site Maintenance Mode

    Provides an interface to make a WPMS network unavailable to everyone during maintenance, except the admin.

  58. WP to Twitter

    Posts a Tweet when you update your WordPress blog or post to your blogroll, using your URL shortening service. Rich in features for customizing and promoting your Tweets.

WordPress Multisite Chief Editor plugin

This page is dedicated to the WordPress Plugin Chief Editor. You can download it on wordpress plugin site.

It allows the chief editor of a WordPress multisite platform to manage all drafts, pending and scheduled posts across the network.

As it uses standard post statuses, it is compatible directly without creating custom intermediate statuses for posts.

You can also manage all comments across the network from its interface, as well as complete authors statistics in order to easily compare their performances.

Any comments are welcome!

Reviews

WordPress.org Forums » All Topics

Replies: 0

Not much I can say about this plugin, since it won’t Activate for me. Does anyone know the reason for the error below? I am using PHP 5.2.17 and WordPress 4.9.5.

wp-content/plugins/elvtn-zillow/elvtn_zillow_api.php on line 56

Author: MrRanklin
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:50 pm

Replies: 2

Hello Lester and thanks very much for so good plugin WP-Sweep. I use Mailpress in my webs but cannot clean with your plugin a lot of issues: when sweep, lost all suscribers and data in this plugin.
please, could you take a look and fix?
thanks very much in advanced.
asis

Author: asisrodriguez
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:50 pm

Replies: 0

Jetpack, i have a problem.

I’m using only Jetpack to show sitemaps (ps) but, your plugin is showing this message since 2 days ago.

No sitemap found. Maybe it’s being generated. Please try again later.

How can i fix that?

Ps: That instance, is now with 3.5 Million products. It’s can be the problem?

  • This topic was modified 5 minutes ago by Thlenzi.
  • This topic was modified 4 minutes ago by Thlenzi.
Author: Thlenzi
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:45 pm

Replies: 0

It’s not doing anything. How do I enable it? I have the pro version but there is no way to use it? I downloaded, installed and activated it and nothing

Author: ztrek
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:45 pm

Replies: 0

Easy to configure and use. Works really well

  • This topic was modified 6 minutes ago by petegarner.
Author: petegarner
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:45 pm

Replies: 0

Having had this plugin previously, I was informed of an update. Attempted to run the update but had an error so I deleted the plugin to do a fresh install. Now whenever I try to install I get the following error

Warning: require(/home/xxxxx/public_html/xxxx/wp-content/plugins/awesome-support/includes/functions-fallback.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/xxxx/public_html/xxxx/wp-content/plugins/awesome-support/awesome-support.php on line 385

Warning: require(/home/xxxx/public_html/xxxx/wp-content/plugins/awesome-support/includes/functions-fallback.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/xxxx/public_html/xxxx/wp-content/plugins/awesome-support/awesome-support.php on line 385

Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required ‘/home/xxxx/public_html/xxxx/wp-content/plugins/awesome-support/includes/functions-fallback.php’ (include_path=’.:/opt/alt/php70/usr/share/pear’) in /home/xxxx/public_html/xxxx/wp-content/plugins/awesome-support/awesome-support.php on line 385

Amended the error with x’s to omit address details

Author: hazzashaw
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:43 pm

Replies: 0

Hi Philipp,

first of all: thanks for the plugin, which is quite what i was looking for!

I have two questions though:

1) Is there a possibility to add padding between the slides (i’d love to have just 1px)?

2) Would it be possible to replace the arrows with icons from Font Awesome, i.e. fa-long-arrow-left “\f177” and fa-long-arrow-right “\f178”, preferably below the slider, to the left and right of the bullets? i tried to achieve that in the style sheet of my child theme, alas of no avail.

Thanks in advance!
Max

Author: floridante
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:42 pm

Replies: 0

Nice plugin. Excellent support from the team!

Author: jutescycle
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:42 pm

Replies: 0

When trying to obtain data with the [gdpr_request_form type=”export-data”] shortcode by providing an email address directly when not logged in the functionality breaks with a

“We could not verify the security token. Please try again.”

message.

  • This topic was modified 9 minutes ago by ghubika.
Author: ghubika
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:40 pm

Replies: 0

Thanks for sharing

Author: xuxingguang
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:38 pm

Replies: 0

Hello,

Some currency symbols are quite similar, and actually some of them are some at frontend if only symbols are applied.

For example:

Hongkong dollar is same with US dollar: $, please check the screenshot:

http://prntscr.com/j8kkk6

but they are sam at frontend:
http://prntscr.com/j8kip9

if there is no widget help, customer will be completely confused what it is exactly, since US dollar is also quite popular in Hongkang.

Hongkang dollor officially is HK$, and US dollar is US$, so, is there anyway to change those symbols at frontend to a quite official expression?,it would be much helpful for clear understanding.

Alex

Author: alexlii
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:33 pm

Replies: 0

Hello!

I would like to know if the Pique theme is compatible with Polylang, or other localization plugin.

Thank you!
João Correia

Author: joaoocorreia
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:32 pm

Replies: 0

Has anybody tested running this plugin on PHP 7.0 or higher? I‘m thinking about switching my site to 7.0 and the check gave me 65 warnings on this plugin, for example:
WARNING | Possible use of ASP style opening tags detected. ASP style opening tags have been removed in PHP 7.0. Found: <%= m %>”><%= m %></option>

Author: Silsin
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:31 pm

Replies: 0

Great plugin

Author: Ankur Gupta
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:26 pm

Replies: 0

How about if you would like to add colorful icons and not only monocolor? Or any idea of how to have the prefilled path for let’s say elegant icons since naming all of the icons in the package will be a bit to much for a smooth integrations.

Author: alriksson
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:25 pm

Replies: 0

I use it for almost 2 years now and it works without any problems.

Author: whoopysnoopy
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:19 pm

Replies: 0

Hello,

You know PayPal not support all the Currencies of all of Countries.

I tried to setup different currencies for different countries, but it will show up a message: “10605-Currency is not supported” for those currency that PayPal does not support yet, so, I would you like have your instructions upon how to collect the payment from the customer in the country where the currency not support?

Thanks a lot.

Alex

Author: alexlii
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:17 pm

Replies: 0

Product images does not show when customers receive emails for review. Can someone help me to fix this. It only shows the product name and price.

Author: ishiloop
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:14 pm

Replies: 0

I purchased this plug-in in the hopes of being able to better manage accounts receivable in woocommerce. Unfortunately it turned out to be a big disappointment. Some of the promise is not delivered eg. imports detail from orders. In fact every product is named sales (no detailed description) and inexplicably it adds an 0 priced item at the end of the list. In addition to that there were several bugs that are in need of repair. Eg printing invoice prints the web page displaying invoice not just the invoice. And there are many standard accounting functions that are just not supported. EG the ability to print a customer statement (fundamental for any accounting system that supports accounts receivable). It was very disappointing to not be able to receive a refund on this plug in since it clearly did not do many of the things that were described on their web site.

Author: Brian1
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:13 pm

Replies: 0

Hi. I’m editing Pique’s header. I know how to add css and change html via the editor, but don’t quite understand how to fix the difference in height of a hidden feature. It happens from the moment the page starts loading to when it’s fully loaded. It makes the page do kind of a jump in height. I’d really appreciate it if you could help me with this. Thanks!

Imagen ejemplo A1

Imagen ejemplo A2

Imagen ejemplo B1

Imagen ejemplo B2

Author: lohrmannsilvia
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:12 pm

Replies: 0

Hi,

Just getting this notification that says Error: Nonce verification has failed.

I have gone through the other topics around this error but both I am not running any cache plugins. I have tried adding define( ‘GIVE_USE_PHP_SESSIONS’ , false); to my wp-config and used the free plugin which switches my site to use native PHP Sessions instead, but nothing worked.

Are there any other solutions yet?

Thanks

Rick

Author: relenbaas
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:11 pm

Replies: 0

Hi,

I have a serious problem with YOAST meta descriptions, because I use the WPML plugin to have the page in 2 languages. The problem is that when I modify the metadescription in any of the two languages the other language is also modified, that is, if I modify a page in “English” the metadescription of the “Spanish” language changes to English.
Could you give me a solution …please

Many thanks!
Alexander

Author: alexander_sp
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:09 pm

Replies: 0

Hello ladies and gents, I would like to use the bulk theme on the website I am creating at the moment and instead of having a static header image I would like to put on a slideshow. I’ve tried some plug-ins but I cannot figure out where exactly to put the code of the plug-in so it actually replaces the static image with the slideshow. Any help? Thanks in advance.

Author: jimisfele
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:09 pm

Replies: 0

Hello,

I am moving from flickr to wordpress and I need a flickr-like justified layout. I started with the free version of Foogallery. Unluckily my thumbnails are very blurry on mobile devices and on desktop.

Original Image size: 1200×800

Foogallery settings:
– Height of thumbnail: 300
– Height of row: 250
– Max height of row: 200 %

URL: https://tinyurl.com/yc224xrk

Can anyone assist? Thanks.

Author: oinker
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:08 pm

Replies: 0

top !

Author: annephili
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:05 pm

Replies: 0

Pre purchase question. Is there a way to show a specific users activity on other pages or post using a short code with the user id?

Author: swifteye
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:03 pm

Replies: 0

Hi,

How do I integrate the Max Mega Menu with the One Page Express theme? I tried following the integration documentation on the Max Mega Menu site but the .php code that it shows to delete isn’t the same as the theme’s header.php?

Please help!

Majella

Author: majella999
Posted: April 22, 2018, 1:02 pm

Replies: 0

works great!

Author: rexedead
Posted: April 22, 2018, 12:58 pm

Replies: 0

Hi Webba,

First and foremost: Thank you for your work on this plugin. It seems like this is the plugin that suit my needs the most.
I’m no coding expert, but do get the basics. I’m trying to achieve an automatically filled Name+E-mail+Phone on the booking form. It’s a kayak rental service only used internally for members of the kayaking club. The booking page can’t be reached without the required security.
I’m “simply” trying to achieve one of the following:

1. No display of the Name/E-mail/Phone form (hidden, but filled with the standard fields that the user is registered with on WordPress page).
2. The mentioned fields is displayed but filled with the same information as in #1.

The most smooth option would be #1, since the user would not be able to chance their name/phone/email unless they do it for their account.
What would be the best approach for achieving this? This is basically the only thing I need in order to “go-pro”, so I could send the users a cancelation email 🙂

Author: jelboen
Posted: April 22, 2018, 12:58 pm

Replies: 0

This is awesome plugin for product review

Author: priyadud
Posted: April 22, 2018, 12:57 pm