How to activate a plugin without using the admin UI (1 post)

  1. sethpackham
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sounds strange, I know. But I de-activated our custom plugin that actually controls how we login against our LDAP directory. So now I can't log back in to activate the plugin. :-(

    So, I need to activate this plugin purely by accessing the file system or the database directly. I don't see in the wordpress tables where a list of activated tables is, and I don't see anything in the file system that indicates active v. deactivated plugins.

    I've tried to parse through the plugins.php and the plugins API, but I can't tell what actually happens when a plugin is activated.

    Any pointers?

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