I am unable to see it network admin link in a multisite blog. Can anyone tell me how to activate it again? I am logged in as super user. For the main blog I could see, I used to see the network admin link previously for any other blogs too if am logged in as super user but now I am unable to see. check the below images,

Before, I can see network for all sites if am logged in as super user

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Now, I cannot see network admin link for any blogs

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  • What has changed - any plugin updates, WP Core updates, etc. ? Feb 13, 2014 at 19:40
  • I tried to network activate a plugin, but after this I deactivated and even tried deleting it. Still cant access.
    – NEO
    Feb 13, 2014 at 19:43
  • When I try to access the url like 'blogurl/wp-admin/network' I get "Error establishing a database connection" though I could access 'blogurl/wp-admin'
    – NEO
    Feb 13, 2014 at 19:50
  • It sounds like the plugin tried to alter something in the database, and failed. Make sure your wp-config.php multisite settings are still in tact, and so is your .htaccess file. Feb 14, 2014 at 16:19
  • Or that it removed you as a super administrator. Feb 14, 2014 at 16:19

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The problem was that the username of the super admin was changed and this did not reflect in other blogs of the system. The below query solved my problem,

update wp_sitemeta set `meta_value` = 'a:1:{i:0;s:6:"adminusername";}' where `meta_key` = 'site_admins'


update wp_sitemeta set `meta_value` = '[email protected]' where `meta_key` = 'admin_email'

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