White Label Branding for WordPress Multisite


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Are you running a WordPress Multisite Network? Are you a WordPress developer or a Web Designer who uses WordPress to develop websites for your clients?

Have you ever wished that it was easier to customize the menu’s and logo’s on each sub-site in your WordPress Multisite Network? Would you like to give each sub-site the ability to do their own branding? Look no further!

This plugin lets you control the branding of the main site and all sub-sites in a network of websites powered by WordPress Multisite.

You can create a global template with branding and menu customization that all sub-sites in the network will be using. Or you can allow each sub-site in the network to create their own branding and customize their menus for the Editor role. You also have full control over all User Roles and Capabilities.

Replace the WordPress logo from the log-in screen and dashboard with your own identity or even your client’s. Add custom dashboard meta box viewable only to Editors or all users with your own welcome message or help.

White Label Branding for WordPress Multisite is also tested on WordPress 5.2.

Please notice that if you are using a Single Site WordPress installation you need the White Label Branding for WordPress.

List of features

Dashboard Tool

  • Create an unlimited number of Custom Dashboard Metaboxes with the Dashboard Tool. If you have our Pages by User Role for WordPress plugin you can add Access Control to each Metabox. This makes it possible to completely customize who will see each Metabox (Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor or Subscriber). Please notice that the custom dashboard meta boxes will only show up on the main site. You have a Public, Editor and Administrator meta box, which will show up on sub-sites.


  • Enable Branding
  • Add your own Favicon
  • Replace “W” logo with your own logo.
  • Set width of logo
  • Add custom link to your own header logo
  • Add Developer Logo (Footer)
  • Add Developer Name
  • Add Developer URL
  • Remove “WordPress” from title
  • Hide update nag message
  • Hide update download link
  • Hide Contextual Help
  • Hide Screen Options
  • Hide Favorite Actions
  • Hide WordPress version number from footer
  • Set custom From Email Address
  • Set custom Email From Name
  • Add Public Dashboard Metabox viewable by all users; Subscriber, Contributor, Author, Editor and Administrator
  • Add Private Dashboard Metabox only viewable by Editors
  • Add Private Dashboard Metabox only viewable by Administrators
  • Use HTML and Shortcodes in the Custom Dashboard Boxes
  • Remove WordPress Dashboard Widgets on-by-one
  • Remove Custom Dashboard Widgets added by other plugins


  • Hide Top-level Menus (Dynamic generated list that shows all the menus depending on which plugins you have installed).
  • Hide Sub-level Menus (Dynamic generated list that shows all the menus depending on which plugins you have installed).
  • Sort (Re-order) the Top-level Menus by easy drag and drop interface.
  • Hide individual items in the Admin Bar (can also be based on User Roles and Capabilities)
  • Hide the Admin Bar
  • Hide the Admin Bar Setting from profile
  • NEW: Rename menu in wp-admin
  • NEW: Change menu icons in wp-admin (type face retina support)

Sceen Options

  • Set Default Screen Layout for all users
  • Set Default Screen Layout per user
  • Remove Individual Screen Options


Visual CSS Editor

  • White Label Branding for WordPress Multisite uses our popular Visual CSS Editor. It will allow you to customize the wp-admin colors, styles and fonts. Choose from more than 800 Google Web Fonts.

    You can also easily customize the default WordPress login, Regsiter and Forgot Password screens. You can save your layouts as different templates.


  • Advanced Settings
  • Enable Role and Capability Manager
  • Hide Administrator User Role form the users list
  • Enable Custom Dashboard Tool
  • Settings, Import and Export (easily backup global settings and import global settings)

License & Downloads

  • Get access to our premium support, knowledge database and Free Downloadable Content when you enter a valid License Key.

Role & Capability Manager

  • Create Custom User Roles
  • Create Custom Capabilities
  • Set Capabilities for all standard User Roles
  • Set Capabilities for your Custom User Roles
  • Disable wp-admin for individual User Roles

Please notice that the Role and Capability Manager does not apply to all sub-sites when set on the main site. You will need to set Roles and Capabilities for each sub-site individually.


Option to provide access to White Label Branding feature for sub-sites

  • WLB Branding
  • WLB Navigation
  • WLB Login
  • WLB Options
  • WLB Downloads
  • WLB Dashboard Tool

Language Localization

  • English support
  • Spanish support
  • German support


Versions – August 17, 2020

  • Compatibility Fix: Javascript error in Options Panel after upgrading to WordPress 5.5.
  • Bug Fixed: Screen Options crashing on some sites when saving
  • New Feature: Hide the WooCommerce advanced tab and sections when the user is not a WLB Administrator. WLB Administrators continue to have access to the advanced WooCommerce tab always.

Version – May 22, 2020

  • Update: Lower the custom_menu_order filter priority, some unknown third-party plugin disables the menu sorting control
  • Update: Option to hide update plugin should not apply to network admin.
  • Bug Fixed: In some sites saving Screen Options is not working.
  • New Feature: Replace Gutenberg WP logo with custom logo

Version – May 18, 2019

  • Update: Rollback, previous fix in Options Panel causes more issues with other settings
  • Bug Fixed: When saving any settings, the license gets reset (this only apply to White Label Branding for WordPress Multisite) and add-ons get deactivated.

Version – May 17, 2019

  • Update: Options Panel updated to version 2.9
  • Update: RightHere API updated to https
  • Bug Fixed: PHP warning save_option not defined
  • Bug Fixed: When saving settings on WordPress Multisite license is being removed

Version – December 14, 2018

  • Update: Styling improvements in Options Panel

Version – April 25, 2018

  • Compatibility Fix: Not possible to hide top-level menu WPBakery Page Builder
  • Update: Options Panel version 2.8.9

Version – March 7, 2018

  • Bug Fixed: Missing icons for Admin Menu Settings

Version – June 15, 2017

    Version – June 15, 2017

    • Bug Fixed: When using Multisite Option 4, ON/OFF Options that are set to OFF are not being loaded

    Version – February 6, 2017

    • Bug Fixed: WooCommerce menu icons not changing when replaced
    • Update: Adjusted CSS in WLB Settings > Navigation > Admin Menu Settings
    • Update: Removed capability for old wp-admin Color Schemer (depreciated and removed)

    Version – January 15, 2017

    • Bug Fixed: Old login sub-menu still visible after removing depreciated Login Branding.

    Version – January 2, 2017

    • Bug Fixed: Replace “Howdy, username” option stopped working after the release of WordPress 4.7
    • Update: Move the “Enable notifications on non options pages” from Options > Troubleshooting to Options > Advanced Settings
    • Update: Remove old Login Branding from Options > Advanced Settings. Over a year ago we announced that this feature would be depreciated and removed. It has been replaced with the much better Visual CSS Editor
    • Update: wlb_options capability required in order to see the White Label Branding dashboard notification

    Version – December 13, 2016

    • Update: When using the Panic Key, also remove the wlb_administrator option, so that regular Administrators with the appropriate User Role and Capabilities can see hidden WLB menus.

    Version – October 21, 2016

    • Bug Fixed: PHP warning (class.wlb_branding.php on line 104)

    Version – June 6, 2016

    • New Feature: Added Troubleshooting option to disable White Label Branding update notifications

    Version – May 26, 2016

    • New Feature: Allow to set multiple users in the WLB Administrator field
    • New Feature: Added filter wlb_skip_login to allow customization of the default WordPress login with the Visual CSS Editor without having to disable the old Login module
    • Update: Added depreciated message to the old Login module

    Version – May 10, 2016

    • Bug Fixed: PHP Warning when hiding Plugins and Themes menu in wp-admin
    • Bug Fixed: Disable Plugin and Theme notification is forcing an update every time. Implement a better notification disable that does not trigger a remote call every time
    • Bug Fixed: When the WLB Administrator is set, the update notifications should show for this user
    • Update: When WLB Administrator is set, Plugins and Appearance is only visible to this user if the Hide Plugins and Appearance options are set

    Version – May 9, 2016

    • New Feature: Added option to disable the Downloads section from in Calendarize it! for WordPress. Requires the latest version of both plugins that use the Options Panel
    • New Feature: Added feature to hide update plugins and update themes
    • New Feature: Added feature to hide plugins and appearance menu. This will only hide the menus, the screens are still accessible
    • New Feature: Added feature to specify a White Label Branding Administrator (single user). Fallback to user role if the user looses Administrator rights. This feature is specially useful if the plugin is used in a customers website, and the customer insists to be an Administrator, but you don’t want the customer to have access to certain features
    • New Feature: The White Label Branding (WLB) Administrator feature is only visible to the WLB Administrator

    Version – May 2, 2016

    • Compatibility Fix: Change classes where the constructor has the same name as the class to __construct (PHP 7 compatibility).
    • Bug Fixed: Function Reference get_currentuserinfo has been depreciated and replaced with wp_get_current_user()

    Version – January 6, 2016

    • Bug Fixed: Installation of bundled login templates is not working
    • Update: Updated the reported pop version
    • Update: Changed visibility of update notification to only Administrators

    Version – November 17, 2015

    • Bug Fixed: PHP warning when using the move logout to root option
    • Bug Fixed: Branding > Dashboard > Hide Dashboard Widgets, some widgets have empty labels
    • Bug Fixed: Removed debugging code that generates a PHP warning in the navigation backend

    Version – September 29, 2015

    • Update: Options Panel updated to support add-on payments using Bitcoin and Alipay through Stripe.com

    Version – September 16, 2015

    • Compatibility Fix: Custom Admin Bar menu not showing in the backend to hide/show (WordPress 4.3.x)
    • Bug Fixed: Some custom menus where always checked hidden in the navigation options
    • Bug Fixed: Some plugin icons show smaller in menu when customized with WLB

    Version – August 20, 2015

    • New Feature: Custom CSS field in the branding section
    • Update: Depreciated the old Color Schemer. For styling download the free Visual CSS Editor
    • Compatibility Fix: Avoid third party plugin causing PHP warning

    Version – April 24, 2015

    • Improvement: Replaced add_query_arg() due to an XSS vulnerability issue that affects many WordPress plugins and themes. Please observe that before the function could be accessed the user had to be an Administrator, meaning that the potential issue was not available to the public.

    Version – May 5, 2015

    • Update: When using Blog Branding type 2 (all sites use default branding), pressing save in Options will automatically save to the Global Default Branding affecting all sub-sites immediately.
    • Bug Fixed: Faulty third party code can cause an infinite loop in the Toolbar options

    Version – April 24, 2015

    • Improvement: Replaced add_query_arg() due to an XSS vulnerability issue that affects many WordPress plugins and themes. Please observe that before the function could be accessed the user had to be an Administrator, meaning that the potential issue was not available to the public.

    Version – April 9, 2015

    • Bug Fixed: Missing a menu hover selector
    • Compatibility Fix: When using WLB and Tribe Events Calendar, the Google Map is not showing on the Event Page. The Events Calendar plugin sending an integer value when a string is expected.
    • Bug Fixed: Removed PHP warning
    • Update: Added WLB icon to menu
    • New Feature: Added support for Downloadable Content
    • New Feature: Added support for disabling the original color scheme module
    • New Feature: Added support for disabling the original login branding
    • New Feature: Added option in Troubleshooting tab to restore (Super) Admin capabilities to User Role
    • New Feature: Visual CSS Editor for White Label Branding wp-admin (downloadable content)
    • New Feature: Comments by User Role for White Label Branding (downloadable content)
    • New Feature: Author Posts by User Role for White Label Branding (downloadable content)
    • New Feature: Custom Menus for White Label Branding (downloadable content)
    • New Feature: Hide Plugins in Plugins List for White Label Branding (downloadable Content)
    • New Feature: Hide Widgets in WP Admin for White Label Branding (downloadable Content)

    Version 3.3.0 rev51963 – July 4, 2014

    • Bug Fixed: PHP fatal error when using WordPress 3.8.

    Version 3.2.9 rev51760 – June 25, 2014

    • Bug Fixed: When a Custom User Role is too similar to the Administrator Role, the list of what that Custom Role was empty in the users list screen.
    • Bug Fixed: Prevent a PHP warning when admin menu order has not been set ever.
    • Compatibility Fix: Added WordPress 3.9 color scheme styles and back compatibility with WordPress 3.8.
    • Bug Fixed: Alignment of hover action in menu for changing icons for wp-admin menu.

    Version 3.2.8 rev49628 – May 15, 2014

    • Bug Fixed: Blocking wp-admin for specific user roles also blocked Ajax

    Version 3.2.7 rev48669 – April 7, 2014

    • Bug Fixed: Some Toolbar (admin bar) items from the frontend are not shown in the Options > Navigation menu.

    Version 3.2.5 rev43118 – December 12, 2013

    • New Feature: Change label on menu in wp-admin (WLB Settings > Navigation – Sort Admin Menu)
    • New Feature: Support for Custom Icons (type face) in wp-admin menu

    Version 3.2.4 rev43099 – December 11, 2013

    • Compatibility Fix: WordPress 3.8 top header logo broken
    • Compatibility Fix: WordPress 3.8 custom icons feature broken

    Version 3.2.3 rev40353 – September 23, 2013

    • Bug Fixed: In the user list, fix the total number of users, so that it does not count the Administrators.

    Version 3.2.2 rev38649 – August 5, 2013

    • Bug Fixed: If you block wp-admin for the Administrator user role the Super Admin was also blocked.

    Version 3.2.1 rev37655 – June 24, 2013

    • Bug Fixed: Download section not working on some websites

    Version 3.2.0 rev37025 – June 5, 2013

    • Update: Options Panel updated to latest version
    • Update: Compatibility fix, WLB error message showing on Shortcode icon dialog
    • Bug Fixed: Prevent a PHP warning when saving navigation options
    • Bug Fixed: When unchecking all dashboard items and saving, the unchecked items just became checked again.
    • New Feature: Allow branding of the title in the link, when the header logo is replaced
    • New Feature: Added Multisite option to remove the WP logo in front of sites in the toolbar

    Version 3.1.0 rev36147 – April 23, 2013

    • Bug Fixed: Handle a situation where an incorrect backup that duplicates site meta records cause the global branding to be loaded incorrectly.
    • Update: Hook loading text domain after theme setup
    • Update: As per WordPress recommendation use load text domain in the plugins_loaded hook
    • Update: Add missing text to localization files
    • Update: Added missing text in Spanish

    Version 3.0.9 rev35847 – April 5, 2013

    • Bug Fixed: Prevent a PHP warning when using checkbox and load_option=false

    Version 3.0.8 rev35176 – April 2, 2013

    • New Feature: Update Options Panel with Auto Update

    Version 3.0.7 rev29022 – August 29, 2012

    • Bug Fixed: Crashing on some WordPress installations

    Version 3.0.6 rev29001 – August 23, 2012

    • New Feature: Allow to change the dashboard icon url
    • Bug Fixed: Remove php warnings
    • Bug Fixed: jQuery script is not registered on the login screen, so it is loading
      from WLB folder
    • Bug Fixed: Added space to a very long ling so that it doesn’t give a false
      positive on certain security scanners.

    Version 3.0.5 rev26420 – June 25, 2012

    • Depreciate: Remove header height option, use the header logo to replace the
      WP logo on the Tool bar (Admin bar).
    • New Feature: Added control for setting the width of the logo in the Tool Bar.
    • New Feature: Replace the logo in the frontend Tool Bar.
    • Bug Fixed: Compatibility issues with WordPress 3.4 Tool Bar settings.
    • Update: Add back compatibility with WordPress 3.3
    • Update: Use the WordPress jQuery

    Version 3.0.4 rev23647 – April 26, 2012

    • New Feature: Added support for using {site_title} in Email From Name
      under Branding
    • New Feature: Added support for using {site_url} to dynamically load the current
      site URL in the Email From Name.
    • Bug Fixed: Prevent a php warning in certain WordPress installations
    • Bug Fixed: Sub Menu items with ampersands (&) where not saved
    • Bug Fixed: Gap between custom logo and login form.
    • Bug Fixed: Compatibility fix, make the left footer replacement selector more
      specific, as there is a theme using the same ID in a widget #footer-left
    • Improvement: Admin, Editor and Public dashboard support Shortcodes in content

    Version 3.0.3 rev23098 – March 21, 2012

    • Bug Fixed: Pages by User Role (PUR) fix, after WP 3.1 PUR was not restricting
      Custom Dashboards correctly.
    • Bug Fixed: Login form label not getting WLB setting
    • Bug Fixed: Compatibility issue with some other plugins that was hiding the WLB
      Advanced Settings tab.
    • Bug Fixed: When login advanced templates are empty, even if this feature is
      deactivated there is a javascript error.
    • Bug Fixed: Main menu is showing orange on click (focus), applied same color
      as hover
    • Updated: Added a description to the button Save Global Branding

    Version 3.0.2 rev15720 – January 9, 2011

    • Bug Fixed: Admin Bar checkboxes are reset when saving a differen panel
    • Bug Fixed: Custom Post Type column not showing in WordPress 3.3
    • Bug Fixed: Allow non WLB administrator to edit hide dashboard widgets
    • Bug Fixed: Hide dashboard widgets are unset when saving another panel
    • Bug Fixed: Hide Profile on Admin Bar when hiding sub-menu
    • Bug Fixed: Admin Bar broken when opening the navigation tab
    • New Feature: Added option to move the logout link to the Admin Bar.
      By default this is
      inside the profile submenu.
    • New Feature: Added option to hide the Welcome Dashboard Panel
    • New Feature: Added option to disable the automatic color scheme generation
    • New Feature: Enable Admin Bar customization for WordPress 3.3
    • New Feature: Added option to disable WordPress 3.3 pointers
    • New Feature: Added option to replace “Howdy” username
    • New Feature: Save, Export and Import settings for wp-admin color branding
    • New Feature: Save, Export and Import settings for login template branding
    • New Feature: Save, Export and Import global settings for White Label Branding
    • New Feature: Added optional Downloadable Content when License key is entered
    • New Feature: Add Favico
    • New Feature: Set WordPress from name and email address
    • New Feature: Hide dashboard panels created by other plugins
    • New Feature: Change order of wp-admin menu
    • New Feature: Login Screen CSS Settings (logo, opacity and background)
    • New Feature: Optional Drag and Drop file upload for Login Screen, Login Form
      and Favicon
    • New Feature: Customize Login Form
    • New Feature: Login form support for iPad, iPhone and Smartphones
      (small template trigger)
    • New Feature: Custom Icons (optional)
    • New Feature: Added advanced wp-admin color branding
    • New Feature: Disable wp-admin for specific User Role
    • New Feature: Disable specific Screen Options (Editor or lower user role)
    • New Feature: Save Default Screen Options layout (global)
    • New Feature: Save Default Screen Options layout (per user)
    • New Feature: Merged all White Label Branding related menus under WLB Settings
    • Update: New Options Panel version 2.0

    Version 2.0.1 rev6420 – July 1, 2011

    • Bug Fixed: Role Manager was not saving.

    Version 2.0.0 rev6240 – June 25, 2011

    • New Feature: Hide WordPress in header title
    • New Feature: Individually remove dashboard metaboxes
    • New Feature: Enable Custom Metabox Tool
    • New Feature: Enable Role and Capability Manager for Super Admin
    • New Feature: Hide Admin Bar in WordPress 3.1
    • New Feature: Support for {pluginurl}
    • New Feature: Added the capabilities in parenthesis needed to show specific sub-menu

    Version 1.5.0 – February 19, 2011

    • First Release:
      (This plugin is based on one of our best selling plugins
      White Label Branding for WordPress version 1.5. A substantial part of the code
      has been changed in order to make the plugin work under WordPress Multisite).


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