wp_is_large_network( string $using = ‘sites’, int|null $network_id = null ): bool

Determines whether or not we have a large network.


The default criteria for a large network is either more than 10,000 users or more than 10,000 sites.
Plugins can alter this criteria using the ‘wp_is_large_network’ filter.


'sites' or 'users'. Default is 'sites'.


ID of the network. Default is the current network.



bool True if the network meets the criteria for large. False otherwise.


function wp_is_large_network( $using = 'sites', $network_id = null ) {
	$network_id = (int) $network_id;
	if ( ! $network_id ) {
		$network_id = get_current_network_id();

	if ( 'users' === $using ) {
		$count = get_user_count( $network_id );

		$is_large_network = wp_is_large_user_count( $network_id );

		 * Filters whether the network is considered large.
		 * @since 3.3.0
		 * @since 4.8.0 The `$network_id` parameter has been added.
		 * @param bool   $is_large_network Whether the network has more than 10000 users or sites.
		 * @param string $component        The component to count. Accepts 'users', or 'sites'.
		 * @param int    $count            The count of items for the component.
		 * @param int    $network_id       The ID of the network being checked.
		return apply_filters( 'wp_is_large_network', $is_large_network, 'users', $count, $network_id );

	$count = get_blog_count( $network_id );

	/** This filter is documented in wp-includes/ms-functions.php */
	return apply_filters( 'wp_is_large_network', $count > 10000, 'sites', $count, $network_id );


apply_filters( ‘wp_is_large_network’, bool $is_large_network, string $component, int $count, int $network_id )

Filters whether the network is considered large.


4.8.0The $network_id parameter has been added.

User Contributed Notes

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    Whether the network has more than 5,000 users/sites instead of 10,000:

    function custom_large_network( $is_large_network, $component, $count, $network_id ) {
        return ( $count > 5000);
    add_filter( 'wp_is_large_network', 'custom_large_network', 10, 4 );

    Source: https://generatewp.com/snippet/9XaNVan/

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