I run a webserver with 2 installs of WP, one works perfectly, the other install will not list ANY plugins (even the default installed ones) when I go to the "installed plugins" page through wp-admin. It reads:
You do not appear to have any plugins available at this time.
When I go to install a new plugin, the FTP portion works, and it uploads the files to the 'wp-content/upgrade' folder, but doesn't move them to '/wp-content/plugins'
It errors out with:
Unpacking the package…
Installing the plugin…
The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.
Plugin install failed.
When I try to upload them manually with filezilla, it uploads and the permissions look appropriate, but still does not list in "installed plugins"
My permissions are as follows:
wp-content/plugins - 755 (I've also tried 777)
wp-content/plugins/(plugindirectory) - 755
wp-content/plugins/(plugindirectory)/(pluginfiles) - 644 (also tried 755)
all the files in wp-admin/ -644
I do know that our client went and was changing permissions around with FTP to try and fix an ftp upload file, but we realized that issue was with the host name and not permissions, I tried to change everything back as best I could, using my other WP install as reference for permissions. Is there any other directory/file permissions that could be causing the issue I'm seeing that our outside of the plugins directory?
All the searching I did I could only find threads on the file permissions of those directories/files. I'm sure the answer to this will be somethign obvious and dumb that makes me feel stupid, but I'm pretty sure it's not a server side issue at least because of the other install that is working. I also accidentally posted this in the "plugins/hacks" forum last week because while I was searching for solutions on the subject, I ended up in that forum without realizing I wasn't in the correct forum. I tried to delete my previous post, but don't seem to be able to.