UM in Multisite

This article describes the features of using the Ultimate Member plugin on a WordPress multisite installation.

Installation and activation

Plugins are installed for the entire network. There are two ways of plugin activation: network activation and single-site activation. Use network activation for the core plugin Ultimate Member. Use single-site activation for extensions.

Image - Network Activation

Image - Single-site activation

Pages and forms

You have to create the required pages (User, Account, Registration, Login, Password Reset, Logout, Member Directory) for each site.

Image - Create pages

The plugin creates pages and forms for each site. You may configure different fields, captions and styles for different sites.

Image - Different pages and forms


WordPress uses a common authorization for all sites in the network. Once users are registered on any site, their login credentials may be used to log in to other network sites. You don't need to register users on other network sites. 

You will see an error message in the registration form if you try to register a user with the same Username or E-mail Address again.

Profile and data syncing

Users can view their profiles on any site. Users can edit their profiles on the site they used for registration. Administrators can manually add a role for a certain site for existing network users to let them edit their profiles on that site.

Image - Add existing user

Changes in profile will be synced across all sites, except images (cover photo, profile photo, etc.) that are individual for each site.

Image - Profiles

Patch for common uploads

You may use the extension Ultimate Member - Multisite to change the registration and uploading logic on multisite. This extension automatically adds a user's role for all sites on registration (this allows users edit their profiles on any site) and makes uploads (cover photo, profile photo, etc.) common for all sites in the network.