The get_blog_list() function has been deprecated from v3.0. How does one get a list of blogs in a multisite blog?

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Trac has some discussion and code for possible replacement in future version, ticket #14511 new function - wp_get_sites($args).

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    Until the future release we don't have an alternative to get_blog_list()?
    – rsman
    Dec 18, 2010 at 17:18
  • Correct. As far as I know there is currently no native function for this, get_blog_list() documentation says No alternative available.
    – Rarst
    Dec 18, 2010 at 17:29
  • Correct. you'll have to use it until it is replaced.
    – andrea_r
    Dec 18, 2010 at 23:14

You could directly query your database.

global $wpdb;

$blogs = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT * FROM $wpdb->blogs ORDER BY blog_id" );

This will return an array containing all your sites on the network, you can then use a foreach statement to build & populate your own array.

Also remember to carefully read the codex page on interfacing with the WP database when using $wpdb particularly pay attention to the $wpdb->prepare method when doing more advanced queries.

  • +1 as it FIXES stuff. Even if not pretty, it works. Thanks.
    – kaiser
    Jul 3, 2012 at 13:42

One possibly useful alternative is get_blogs_of_user($user_id).

It provides a perfect alternative, but only if all blogs have been created by the same (admin) user - which works in my case.


There are plugins for this like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-recent-posts-widget/.

I've used a similar plugin (derivative of the plugin above) code (original source no longer available, hence no link, only found it two weeks ago as well!) to create a Multisite sitemap Page template that lists the most recent 300 new multisites.

You can download my Page template at www.google-adsense-templates.co.uk/seo-plugin/sitemap-multisite.zip will only work with the Talian 05 SEO theme, but you could easily copy the relevant code to your own themes Page template.


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