When I deal with Multisite installation.Some themes like mystique and aparatus provide the widget areas with in the theme-settings page to enter Advertising codes in the form of HTML or java script .But I want the 'Ad code Boxes' to access only by super admin(Me on my Multisite) and not by Normal admins .Can I make that boxes available only to me?

  • Please mark any of the answers as an answer. I think both are correct, it depends on your theme(s) and can not be generally answered.
    – hakre
    Commented Feb 5, 2011 at 23:35

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If that is custom functionality in theme options page then it is highly specific to that theme. Likely you will need to edit theme files and/or create child theme. Plus option pages can be simply in WordPress API but just as well can be built with help of theme framework or other kind of third party code.

I think your first stop should be developers of themes and information on how to best work with their option pages.


If a widget/feature is built in a theme, you can't specify it's access right to particular user. As long as the admins can use the theme, they can use the widget.


Take a look at the Capabilities plugin - Capability Manager (Wordpress Plugin) . You can give finer grained access to existing or new roles than you can with the default roles.

  • Do you mean the Capability Manager Plugin? - wordpress.org/extend/plugins/capsman
    – hakre
    Commented Feb 7, 2011 at 23:52
  • I think that's the one. It has a different name in Wordpress after you download it.
    – Ross
    Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 19:20
  • please share your link to the one you mean.
    – hakre
    Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 15:28
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    @hakre: Yes, that link you shared above was the one I had used wordpress.org/extend/plugins/capsman
    – Ross
    Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 14:36

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