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[resolved] Plugin appears in the FTP directory but not in the Dashboard (9 posts)

  1. jsrcg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello everyone,

    I was planning to add new plugins to my blog (makingsenseofthings.info) but for some reason that proved impossible. Despite the fact that the plugins are correctly uploaded to the FTP directory (I tried with 3 different plugins and 2 different FTP accesses) they do not appear in the plugin list of my blog (all of my previous plugins are visible and functioning).

    Can anyone please explain me how to overcome this malfunction?

    Thanks a lot indeed,

    jsr

  2. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    They need to be in the PLUGINS directory and not an ftp directory.
    So if you use for instance calendar-plus:
    /wp-content/plugins/calendar-plus

  3. jsrcg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep you are right - that's the case, I simply expressed myself poorly. As I said, all of the previously installed plugins work, but not the three latest ones. Thanks though.

    any further idea anyone?

  4. Shayne Sanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Make sure the plugin is not buried in a folder like:

    wp-content/plugins/new_plugin/new_plugin/actual_plugin_file.php

    WordPress only looks two directories deep I believe, so maybe check that?

  5. jsrcg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hmm, interesting, I wasn't aware of that thanks. But unfortunately, that doesn't help. The latest installed plugins are in the same folder than the all of the previously installed ones...

    My computer recently crashed so I had to install a new hard drive as well as Windows 7. I doubt it, but could that play a role in the malfunction the blog is facing?

  6. Shayne Sanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That shouldn't have anything to do with it. If you want to click my name and send me login info I can look, but it's just hard without seeing what's going on.

  7. jsrcg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sounds good. Sending you an email now.

    Thanks.

  8. Shayne Sanderson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok. This is resolved.

    The plugins in question were buried two levels deep:

    wp-content/plugins/plugin_name/plugin_name/plugin_file.php

    I removed the second directory so that WordPress could see them.

  9. jsrcg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep, it now works indeed. Thanks for the great work Shayne!

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