How to install and activate WooCommerce Plugins in WordPress Multisite?

What is WordPress Multisite?

WordPress Multisite is a special feature of WordPress, which allows you to create a network of multiple websites, all running on a single installation of WordPress. For detailed information about multisite and network setup, See WordPress Codex.

How to add a new website on the network?

After setting up Network for multisite, you get the option as Network Admin. Hover the mouse on the site name.

  1. Hover the mouse on the site name in menu bar. It appears as shown below:
    Network Admin

    Network Admin

  2. Click on the Arrow next to Network Admin, the submenu appears as shown below:
    Sub-Menu

    Sub-Menu

  3. Click on Sites, the window appears as shown below:
    Add new Website

    Add new Website

  4. Click Add New,  the window appears as shown below:
    Add Site

    Add Site

  5. Enter all the details and click Add Site.
  6. The new website gets added to your network and it is shown as below:
    Added new Website

    Added new Website

How to Install the plugins to your multisite online store?


As a Network Admin, you can install the plugin to your network. All the installed plugin automatically get installed to all network sites.

Steps to Install

  1. Navigate to Network Admin > Plugins > Add New. It is as shown below:
    Network Admin Menu

    Network Admin Menu

  2. In Add Plugin window, click Upload Plugin as shown below:
    Upload plugin

    Upload plugin

  3. The Add Plugins appears as shown below:
    Add Plugin

    Add Plugin

  4. Browse the required plugin zip file by clicking on Choose File.
  5. Click Install Now. The window appears as shown below:
    Network Activate

    Network Activate

  6. Click Network activate, the plugin gets activated for all the websites.
    Note: Preferred way of activating our plugins is to activate it on individual website level.

How to Activate the plugin for individual Website?

According to your requirement, if you want to activate the plugin for few site and deactivate for rest of the site. You can do it very easily. You just need to deactivate the plugin at Network Admin page and activate it for all the required plugins individually.

Steps to activate the plugin only for individual website

  1. Under Installed Plugins, Click on NetWork Deactivate as shown below:
    Network Deactivate

    Network Deactivate

  2. Go to individual website > Dashboard >Plugins. It appears as shown below:
    Plugins page of Individual Website

    Plugins page of Individual Website

  3. Click the Activate button. The plugin gets activated as shown below:
    Activated plugin

    Activated plugin

  4. Click Settings to go to Admin settings of Plugin.

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