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Cannot Install Plugins? (10 posts)

  1. tf888
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have per the instructions uploaded the wp-cache plugins into the wp-content/plugins directory and for the life of me cannot understand why it does not show up under plugins? I checked the syntax against hello.php and it matches. Help?

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If it's this plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-cache/

    You should have a folder called wp-content/plugins/wp-cache and under that folder you should have 6 files (includes the README.TXT file).

    You may also need to set your folder permissions on wp-content/plugins/wp-cache to 777.

    See Changing File Permissions.

  3. dhanchey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have several plugins already installed and working. However, when I upload these new ones: add-meta-tags-1.6, another-wordpress-meta-plugin, simple tags.1.2.4; they do not show in WP Plugins with the others.

    I know the others are working so why can't I see the new ones? I'm using WP 2.2

    Thanks

  4. homeycomb
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You are not uploading the plugins properly.

    Look at this:

    http://www.weirdthingsthathappened.com/wp-content/plugins/add-meta-tags-1.6/add-meta-tags-1.6/

    There is an extra directory in that path. You want this:

    http://www.weirdthingsthathappened.com/wp-content/plugins/add-meta-tags-1.6/

    Stop nesting the directories improperly.

  5. dhanchey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I see the errors of my ways! I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong when I download them but will take a closer look tomorrow. Got to go get ready for guests. Thanks again.

  6. dhanchey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just curious, how did you get those urls you showed me?

  7. homeycomb
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    what do you mean -- how did i get them? I expect them to be there, thats how wordpress works.

    Look here:
    http://www.weirdthingsthathappened.com/wp-content/plugins/

    thats a normal wordpress install.

    IF youre worried about the fact that that directory is browsable like that create a file on your desktop, put this inside it:

    <?php
    ?>

    name it index.php and upload it to wp-content/plugins/

  8. dhanchey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I didn't mention the url of my website but you were able to find it. That's what I wondered about. But then, I guess you went into my profile and found it?

    I'm a little concerned about anyone being able to browse the directory, but it sure came in handy when I needed help. Could someone mess something up if they wanted to? I'm really new to WordPress and every day is a learning experience.

    There's something about the way I unzip those downloads that is making that extra folder. I figured out how to do it correctly, thank you.

  9. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you are concerned - follow homeycomb's advice above.

    I don't know of any case of messing up things through this way... but anyway, not showing a directory index is always a healthy choice :)

  10. dhanchey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I followed homeycomb's advice. How do I know it's working?

    And, is it safe to upgrade to 2.3? I'm too much of a novice to fix anything that messes up.

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