Support » Plugin: Redux Framework » How to determine if Redux Framework plugin is in use?

  • Resolved cag8f

    (@cag8f)


    Hello. This plugin is installed and activated on my site. But does the plugin offer a method to easily determine whether or not the plugin is actually in-use on my site? I would like to know if it is safe to remove the plugin, or if doing so will cause issues.

    Thanks.

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  • Plugin Author Dovy Paukstys

    (@dovyp)

    If you see a control panel or metaboxes, it’s in use. 😉 . Redux is the user interface people use to control their theme or plugins. Devs integrate it all the time. More than likely it’s in use.

    Thanks very much for the reply.

    >> If you see a control panel or metaboxes, it’s in use.

    OK. But that’s a bit broad, don’t you think? After all, every theme, including the default Twenty Seventeen theme, has metaboxes. And they don’t *all* require that the Redux Framework plugin be installed.

    >> Redux is the user interface people use to control their theme or plugins. Devs integrate it all the time.

    I asked my theme devs, and they say the theme does not require this plugin to be installed. Are you saying that one of my other plugins may require that I have the Redux Framework plugin installed in order to use it?

    >> More than likely it’s in use.

    OK. But just to be clear: does the plugin offer any way to actually test this for sure, rather than assuming that it’s in use?

    Plugin Author Dovy Paukstys

    (@dovyp)

    *sigh*

    Go to: ~/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redux-status

    Scroll down to Redux Instance, and then find the “Calling Files” section to see which plugin/theme is calling Redux.

    Best of luck.

    >> Go to: ~/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redux-status

    I tried to open this page (specifically: https://www.samuipropertyinvestments.com/dev/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redux-status) and the page displayed, “Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.” (screenshot) Thoughts on that? I am indeed logged in as a WordPress admin user.

    Plugin Contributor Kevin Provance

    (@kprovance)

    Without admin access to your site, it’s impossible for me to say. That is also considered premium support by us, to do so.

    As a rule of thumb, themes that use our framework, that do not embed Redux, should be using something like TGM to install the plugin. This lets you know the theme uses it and other other plugins required by the theme. This way, you could disable Redux, and if the theme requires it, it will let you know via a notice on your admin page. Now, that is not a rule of thumb everyone always adheres to. If you can;t tell, disable (but do not uninstall) the Redux plugin. If your theme no longer has an option panel, or the front end does not render properly, then chances are high Redux is required and you should active it again. Worst case, contact the developer of the theme and ask them if the theme required Redux.

    Good luck!

    Plugin Author Dovy Paukstys

    (@dovyp)

    You can also visit this URL on your own panel:
    http://[YOUSITE]/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redux-status

    Scroll down to Active Plugins, and you can see what plugins are using Redux.

    @kevin thanks for the reply. You mentioned, “Worst case, contact the developer of the theme and ask them if the theme required Redux.” You may have missed it, but earlier in this thread I mentioned that I asked my theme devs if the theme requires Redux, and they said no. But Dovy mentioned that Redux still may be required/in-use by one of my plugins. Is that accurate?

    @dovy

    >> You can also visit this URL on your own panel:
    http://[YOUSITE]/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redux-status

    As I mentioned earlier, I tried to open that page but encountered an error screen with the message, “Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.” I’m not sure how to resolve that, since I am indeed a WordPress user with the admin role.

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