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  • Hi,
    I was setting up and uploading some plugins to my site. I downloaded to computer, Uploaded to Plugin Folder, Extracted files, and went to admin. Only a couple of them have come through to the site to activate/deactivate. Do i only have room for so many plugins or could this be another problem?

    Thanks so much for your help.
    Jodie

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  • its another problem — and this might be it.

    when you are extracting them, whereever you choose to do that, the ultimate directory structure needs to look like this:

    wp-content/plugins/plugin/

    NOT

    wp-content/plugins/plugin/another-plugin-name

    in other words, make sure you dont nest directories.

    Looking here though,

    http://suchacleverdick.com/wp-content/plugins/

    I dont see that being a problem.

    Hmmm how very frustrating. I think i must be missing something very simple. I deleted the plugins and reloaded them, extracted them again making sure the directory was just
    wp-content/plugins/plugin/

    Still no go, they are still not turning up in my admin.

    What do you mean by ‘don’t hnest directories’ Was that a typo or lingo?
    I have not updated my wordpress yet though and this might help? Fantasia doesn’t have the version 2.3.2 yet?!

    Any other ideas.
    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly…you are a star!

    typo 😛 “nest”

    also, for the subscription plugin.. Read the installation instructions inside the readme:

    http://suchacleverdick.com/wp-content/plugins/subscribe-to-comments/readme.txt


    1. Put subscribe-to-comments.php into [wordpress_dir]/wp-content/plugins/

    you have that inside its own directory (nested).

    I am having the same problems with a few plugins. any other suggestions?

    no, because what i am describing is the most common problem, and you havent provided a link to your blog so that I can peek at what you are doing.

    thanks, thats no help though. Your server setup restricts me from snooping into your plugin directory.

    I would simply doublecheck that you arent doing what Ive already suggested. trust me, thats the most commom problem.

    A close second is uploading plugins to the wrong directory all-together.

    thanks for the tips!
    -It’s in the right directory
    -It is the same plugin (statpress)i am having problems with
    -It used to work fine until i updated it a few weeks ago
    -A subsequent update has been released, still a no go
    -Do you think it is a plugin specific problem and i just need to go bother the plugin author some more about how this can be remedied?

    Hey homeycomb, sorry i disappeared.

    If this file keeps nesting up with the same actions i take with other plugins, how do i unnest it…so to speak?

    All i am doing is extracting the files into the /public_html/wp-content/plugins directory.

    Thank you so much.

    Just one more thing,…
    The comments one is fine. The ones i am having trouble with are the wp-Polls and the Statpress.
    Cheers

    whooami

    (@whooami)

    Member

    If this file keeps nesting up with the same actions i take with other plugins, how do i unnest it…so to speak?

    you can move the files, OR dont extract them on the server. you have downloaded the zip files to your computer — so you can extract them right there, read the readme files right there (as you should be doing), and then upload the files according to the instructions.

    The ones i am having trouble with are the wp-Polls and the Statpress.

    statpress is (or was) incorrectly nested. I havent looked again since this morning. the polls one isnt even unzipped.

    Look at the link I provided this morning:

    http://suchacleverdick.com/wp-content/plugins/

    Good luck! 🙂

    I didn’t realize WP out-of-the-box was so “open” in terms of directory listings. I had to whip out my WP-root .htaccess and add Options -Indexes as a line. Why doesn’t WP come installed with directory listings disabled?

    whooami

    (@whooami)

    Member

    tzefp8ezfn7h, the devs dont provide index.html/php files for whatever reason. They are aware of the result. It’s only been recently that they even included one inside wp-content/

    Why doesn’t WP come installed with directory listings disabled?

    See above. And realize too that the devs are never going to go for editing .htaccess files beyond what might be done for pretty permalinks. In other words, they don’t believe, and neither do I, actually, that they/WordPress ought to be editing your .htaccess …

    Thats your job.

    The lack of index files has been a sore spot for a lot of people.

    But thats not nearly as bad as the path info that can be gleamed off some of the files.

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