Genesis Simple Sidebars Doesn't Activate on MultiSite

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    FireSamurai
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    I’m wondering if anybody else has come across the issue of a couple Genesis plugins not activating on a MultiSite install. The two plugins I’m specifically referring to are:

    • Genesis Simple Sidebars (v 2.0.1)
    • Genesis Featured Widget Amplified (v 0.8.1)

    When I attempt to network activate GSS, I get the message:
    "Sorry, you cannot run Simple Sidebars without WordPress 3.6 and Genesis 2.0.0, or greater."

    And when I attempt to activate GFWA, I get a similar message:
    "Sorry, you can't activate unless you have installed Genesis."

    However, I have already installed Genesis (currently v 2.0.1) and am also on WP 3.6.1.

    Any ideas?


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    FireSamurai
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    The Quick Answer:
    Make sure a Genesis-compatible child-theme is activated (and not broken) on your site(s); for MultiSite, this has to be on all of your sites.

    The Long Answer:
    After doing some more testing after giving it a rest, I discovered this same thing can happen on regular WordPress installs as well. The issue is caused when you don’t have a Genesis-compatible child theme activated on your site. This means on MultiSite, if one of your sites is not using a Genesis child theme (even if the framework is installed), it will not let you activate the plugin. You’ll have to go through each site 1-by-1 and activate it that way. This isn’t very practical for MultiSite installs, and it would be nice to have this changed.


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