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


Does it support Multi-site?

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


June 26, 2020
WordPress 5.4.2 on multiste instalation. The plugin doesn't save the changes. Then, it never show any group.
February 1, 2019
This plugin has been a life saver. Many years ago there was a similar plugin that was abandoned. Hilariously, while this plugin has many uses, I find it MOST valuable when I am trying to find out why my site is broken, and determining which other plugin has broken my site. (Add all running plugins to “Should be active group”, Disable them 4-5 at a time till stuff fixes/breaks, remove the shite plugin, enable all of the plugins from the “Should be active group” Real life saver.
January 26, 2019
Still works with WordPress 5.0.3 even though upon first-time activation it logs two light notices on the plugins page, but works great!!!!
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Contributors & Developers

“Plugin Groups” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • WordPress 5.6 compatibility.


  • Fixed warnings on activation.
  • Fixed bulk action creation when no groups exist.


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