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Plugin Groups


If you have a lot of plugins installed, it can be difficult to manage them all. Now you can organize the plugins admin page by grouping your plugins by purpose. Each group will be displayed as a plugin status tabs in the plugins admin page, so you can easily filter which plugins you are viewing by group.

A free plugin by David Cramer.


  • Easy to use UI for creating and managing filter groups.
  • The filter groups added to the Plugin Page.
  • Presets makes common plugins easier


Install the plugin through the WordPress Plugins Installer or upload the decompressed folder to the plugins directory of your content directory
1. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Installation Instructions

Install the plugin through the WordPress Plugins Installer or upload the decompressed folder to the plugins directory of your content directory
1. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Does it support Multi-site?

Not yet, still working on it and will be out asap!


Great Plugin

does exactly what it says.
should have an “uncategorized” category for plugins added after sorting though.

Disable on front

Good work!

Some issues:

1. please add unistall.php file, to delete unused options of the plug if we uninstall it…

2. we dont need the plugin on front, so better do nothing on front. Add please this line on top of main plugin file:

if( ! is_admin() ) return;

3. why we need codemirror.js file if it’s not used anywhere?

Not maintained and causes errors

The plugin has an error initially upon activation as there are no groups by default. This is resolved once you add a group, however once you try activating a plugin from a group you get

Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_get_current_user() in wp-includes/capabilities.php on line 539

Shame really, it had so much potential.

Works perfectly

Allows to group your plugins into different, non-exclusive groups.

Interface is user friendly, plugin is stable sofar, and unique to my knowledge… thanks to the author for providing such a great service when having to manage tenths of plugins, having to disable part of them for some debug sessions and then enable manually one after the other !

potential, but not yet ready

the method of selecting plugins being on a separate screen is a bit annoying. I would have thought that you could select them on the main plugin page and maybe bulk action them to add them to a group, that didn’t seem to be the case, or not in WP4.4 anyway.

And the filter once setup didn’t work in 4.4 either. Maybe it’s a multiplugin issue, maybe my multisite, I don’t have the time to work this out now. Incidentally, that’s why I’m looking for a plugin manager so that I can diagnose other problems more easily and bulk enable them again. I’ll revisit this in a few months (if I haven’t found anything in the meantime).

Please keep developing and look forward to seeing where this plugin goes next 🙂

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Added to Bulk Actions! You can now create and add plugins to groups via the Bulk Actions Dropdown.


Made editing of Group names more obvious.
Added Export and Import to easily share configs between sites
Added Presets for WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, Ninja Forms and Gravity Forms.
Added Filter plugin-groups-get-presets to allow other plugins to register thier own preset groups
Added Keyword Grouping. This allows you to add keywords to a group and will automatically add plugins that match


Added a notice to confirming saved changes.


prefixed group slugs to prevent overiding built in status types.


Fixed issue on 4.2 with plugins having an update


Initial Version