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  • Could someone explain to me the etiquette of creating a plugin? I have a plugin that for the last five months has done fine. Then I expanded and required more files. To keep it better organized, I put the non-core files into a sub-folder. When I ZIP it up and install it onto another WordPress install, I get the error: “Invalid Headers” and the plugin won’t activate.

    This only happens when…

    • Installing from a ZIP file. FTP works fine.
    • Trying to activate it after the plugin is uploaded via ZIP. If I go to my plugins page instead and click activate, everything goes fine.

    I read somewhere online that WordPress cannot handle ZIP files with sub-folders. Is that true? It seems to me that large plugins like WooCommerce work fine. So why doesn’t mine?

    I greatly appreciate any insight you can give! Thanks 🙂

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