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How to Unarchive an Archived or Suspended Site in WordPress Multisite

| November 4, 2013 | 3 Comments

On one of our clients’ site which is running on WordPress MultiSite, I saw that the primary (main) site was archived in the Network Admin and I wanted to unarchive or reactivate it but there wasn’t an Unarchive link for the main site (I only saw that option on sub-sites).

Worst of all, I couldn’t even see this archive problem with the site because I was logged in. Only when I went to an incognito window in Chrome, did I see this lovely message:  “This site has been archived or suspended.”

After much searching around, the solution was to go into PHPmyadmin and open the wp_blogs table and change the archived table cell from “1” to “0”


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About Rebecca Markowitz: Rebecca Markowitz has built over 50 WordPress sites for clients as Web Project Manager and WordPress specialist at illuminea. illuminea is a Jerusalem-based boutique web agency. WPGarage shows my dedicated relationship with WordPress over the years - full of love, laughs, tears, growth and strong drinks. L'chaim! View author profile.

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  2. Big_John says:

    Thanks, that worked for me and that was easy to fix.
    You are a life saver for this newbe!

    Have a great day!

  3. Karim says:

    I had the same problem and the Godaddy tech came here and unarchived it using your tutorial. However, it is just a blank page now and I do not know where to find it or a way to develop it. Using wordpress multi-site setup. Any help out there?

    Thank you.

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