I have configured multi-site wordpress. I have some sub-sites as like site1.mydomain.com and site2.mydomain.com. Now i just want to enable the user registration on my sub-sites.

When a user clicks on register link in any sub-site (site1.mydomain.com or site2.mydomain.com) it takes them to the main site(mydomain.com) and register them as an administrater of another site. so he will be having another site as (site2.mydomain.com).

But i want is that, if the user clicks the register link on the sub-site (ex:site1.mydomain.com) they should be register only on that sub-site itself and become the member only for that site with some roles.

I am very new to wordpress. I dont even know the coding standard of the wordpress. But i hope i can manage these things. Now i am just roaming around with the plugins.

Please some one help me for this.

2 Answers 2


What you've described is default behavior for WordPress where when a user registers on a subsite, they're really registering with the root site.

Check out this plugin, which looks to help with new user sign ups and adding them to the right subsite.


If that plugin isn't what you're looking for then perhaps this one is.


A couple options for you to check out.

A word of advice, be sure to back everything up (including your database!) in case something goes wrong, you have a way to go back to a working site.

  • Thank you pat. The multi-site user registration manager plugin was helped me. I am checking over the coding to customize to make the user get register directly without requesting. Do you have any idea on this? Anyway thanks for your help pat.
    – siddiq
    Commented Mar 22, 2013 at 11:46

There is a new plugin that covers this functionality.. https://wordpress.org/plugins/network-subsite-user-registration/

its based on the guidance from https://halfelf.org/2012/multisite-registration/ and extends this to create a simple plugin solution allowing the networkwide activation to be seemless to the user registration on the subsite.

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