The function get_current_site() that's in my themes' footer.php file doesn't return the 'site name' property as specified in the docs (and expected in the theme). The purpose of the function is to return all details about the parent site on a multi-site setup.

The only return values I am getting are the blog_id and path. eg:

<?php print_r(get_current_site());?>


stdClass Object ( [id] => 1 [domain] => www.mydomain.co.uk [path] => / [blog_id] => 1 ) 

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Try using get_current_site_name() to insure you get the site name so something like this:

echo get_current_site_name(get_current_site());

  • Glad i could help.
    – Bainternet
    May 23, 2011 at 9:17

I know this is an old question but get_current_site_name() has been deprecated; use this get_current_site()->site_name or get_current_site()->domain for the domain without the text "Sites" at the end.

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    Great answer Squiggler, thanks for adding it for others who come across this! Welcome to WPSE btw. Please feel free to take the tour. :)
    – Tim Malone
    May 23, 2016 at 3:04

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