I am running a multisite network on the latest version of WP. I am the Super Admin.

I setup a user as "Administrator" on a site in the network. The Admin User cannot see the plugins menu.

I completely Network Deactivated all plugins and re-Activated them at the site level.

The Admin User still cannot see the plugins menu.

How can I grant Plugin access to a secondary/alternate Admin?

2 Answers 2


Have a look at the Network Admin Settings screen (in my installation, it's at example.com/wp-admin/network/settings.php). Tucked away down near the bottom is this:

Menu Settings

Enable administration menus [] Plugins

Checking that box should allow your users to see the Plugins menu in their sites' back end. (I don't think it'll allow them to install new plugins. I haven't tried it out yet, though, so test it before you put it into production.)


Try this - it worked for my situation - add_submenu_page( WP_PLUGIN_DIR . '/multisite-super-admin/includes/admin/settings.php', "Plugins", 'Plugins', 'administrator', '/plugins.php', '') ;

The URL there is to a plugin I wrote. so you will want to add this to your own plugin. Very straight forward.

Learn more about it here - https://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Menus

  • Correct solution is the one from Pat J. Commented Dec 21, 2023 at 18:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.