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:
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.
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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