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[resolved] Normal install works but not in mu-plugins (6 posts)

  1. voopress
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Kind of confused here.

    Running the lastest WP in network mode and the latest version of your plugin.

    The installation says to create an wp-content/mu-plugins directory then put your php file in there. When doing that, it never shows up in the admin menu of the network.

    However, if I install it as all other plugins, then it shows up and is configurable.

    Now, it does show up in a Plugins Must-Use directory but has no options for configuring it.

    What should I be doing?


  2. lia2yuliana
    Posted 2 years ago #

    the same thing happened to me :(

  3. voopress
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Turns out, that's normal for plugins that go into the mu-plugins directory. One thing that is still not clear however is that some people say that directory goes into the wp-content directory and others say it goes into the wp-content\plugins directory.

  4. Jason Lemahieu (MadtownLems)
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The folder "mu-plugins" should be inside wp-content, but NOT inside of plugins.

    that is, you should have two directories:


    Some things to keep in mind:
    The php file needs to be in that directoy - NOT nested inside another directory.

    That is, you need to have:

    and NOT something like:

    Also, please confirm you've got the actual latest version by downloading it fresh from this site. Once you've done the steps above, please let me know if it is now working for you or not.

  5. voopress
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had it installed like any other plugin. I need to start looking at the install notes from now on.

    I deleted the plugin, downloaded the one you showed me, placed it when you said and it shows up as it should.

    One thing I've been trying to figure out is why blog owners are able to see other blogs in the My Sites but worse, they can see all of the users and their emails.

  6. voopress
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was new when I posted this, I better understand now. Since I can't delete the question, I have listed it as resolved since there are no other options.

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