Manage plugins under Multisite
There are a few differences in managing and updating plugins on WordPress multisite network and single site:
- You can add, update or delete plugins under network settings only
- Network activate or deactivate plugins will activate/deactivate for all sites in the network. However, if a plugin has been activated on an individual site, “network deactivate” action won’t make it become inactive.
How to Update Password Protect WordPress plugins in Multisite mode
Step 1: Install our plugins under the network admin dashboard, e.g PPWP Lite, and Pro but do not activate them.
Step 2: Go to the site where you want to use these plugins and activate them individually.
It’s worth noticing that you can only see notifications for plugin update when accessing network admin.
Step 3: In order to update plugin, go to the network admin screen and network activate our plugins again. After that, you will see the update notification.
You can also click on “Check for update” to get the update link. The update process should work the same as in a single site.
Step 4: Finally, network deactivate our plugins again.
Those sites with our plugin activated still remain active and working. The rest of the sites are still working without our plugins as usual.