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[closed] Can't install Plugins (13 posts)

  1. NiciMcCown
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I keep trying to install a couple plugins and I can't get them activated.
    If I use the "add new" feature in wordpress, it does say it successfully installs, but when I click on activate, I get the error message "The plugin does not have a valid header." If I use FTP to check the plugin folder, the new plugin does appear.

    If I ftp the folder into my plugins directory, and copy files over that way, the plugin doesn't show up on the WordPress dashboard.

    I've tried many different plugins, all of which result in the same message or end result.

    Thanks for the help.
    -Nici

  2. Andrew Bartel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you using a fresh install of WordPress? What plugins are you trying to install?

  3. NiciMcCown
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just updated the WordPress to WordPress 3.4.1., but it's not a fresh install.

    I've tried to add add-to-any, collapsing-archives, and kb-easy-picasaweb.

  4. Andrew Bartel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Were you able to install plugins prior to your update?

    And this is a self hosted site right? You're not yoursite.wordpress.com correct?

  5. NiciMcCown
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was unable to install plugins prior to the update, I was hoping the update would fix that.
    This is a self-hosted site, http://riversanctuary.net/, hosted by a local company called Cruzio. (www.cruzio.com)

  6. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is because of a 4-year-old version of Plesk (version 9), it seems.

  7. BlakListed
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same Here,

    Tried FTP remotely & from my hosting side (GoDaddy) to try and resolve
    the supposed plugin problem of duplicated folder names in the ZIP files, still no change.

    The Plugins keep deactivating. Just 2 days ago I got the "white screen of death" as well on my site.

    I hope someone has a solution for this soon

  8. rlaveaux
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same problem. This is with common plugins like Akismet or JetPack.

    Installing the plugins works fine. But when I want to active the plugin, I get the message "The plugin does not have a valid header". When I go to the Plugins tab, it does not list any of the installed plugins. When I look into the "wp-contents/plugins" directory with a FTP client, I can see the plugins are installed and have the correct privileges (755).

    I have tried re-installing WordPress 3.4.1 manually. But this did not help.

    If anyone knows a solution, I would be happy to hear it?

  9. fitit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am experiencing the exact same problem on the latest Version of WordPress (Version 3.4.2) with a relatively fresh install of about one month, still on the latest version, with plugins like Akismet and Jetpak.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. Your problem - despite any similarity in symptoms - is likely to be completely different.

  11. fitit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    esmi - This was an unresolved post.

    I have the same problem as the creator of the post:

    QUOTE

    I keep trying to install a couple plugins and I can't get them activated.
    If I use the "add new" feature in wordpress, it does say it successfully installs, but when I click on activate, I get the error message "The plugin does not have a valid header." If I use FTP to check the plugin folder, the new plugin does appear.

    If I ftp the folder into my plugins directory, and copy files over that way, the plugin doesn't show up on the WordPress dashboard.

    I've tried many different plugins, all of which result in the same message or end result.

    Thanks for the help.
    -Nici

    END QUOTE

    What is the point of creating another post/thread when this one remains unsolved?

  12. sopth1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can't install plugins
    It would be nice to know for sure, so we can throw pertinent errors to the user.
    Maybe manually check the data/other/plugins.xml and see whats in it. Maybe rename it and try again

    Are you having issue saving pages ?
    Does the other folder have an htaccess file if apache ?

    My host was once in read only filesystem mode, but permissions said everything was fine. But writes actually failed.

    My goal is to make health check as robust as possible to catch all these issues.

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you using the same version of WordPress on the same physical server hosted by the same hosts with the same plugins, theme & configurations as the original poster?

    No? Then your problem - despite any similarity in symptoms - is likely to be completely different. So please help us to help you and post a new topic when we ask you to.

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