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  • Resolved BayouBill


    I did an automated install of a plugin (eShop Order Mailer) a single time, then activated and configured it, and it is working properly. Its folder appears only once in my wp-content/plugins directory, but it is listed three times in the Installed Plugins list in my Dashboard. It is listed twice with options Activate|Edit|Delete, and once with options Deactivate|Edit|Settings.

    I would like to get rid of the first two instances that appear under Installed Plugins but am reluctant to click Delete on them lest it delete the active instance of the plugin.

    Would appreciate some help on how to deal with this. I’m capable of manually editing the contents of the mySQL database without fear if that is required.

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  • I found the problem. After some debugging attempts I had multiple variants of the main class in the plugin’s root folder. Deleting them and going through a cron cycle removed the extraneous listings in the Dashboard. (Sorry if I alarmed you, Paul. <g>)

    If any other struggles with their plugin showing multiple times backend, you can go through your PHP-files and check if the installation data is listed in the top of any files other than the main plugin file.

    The installation data looks like this:

    Plugin Name: Portfolio plugin for Bachelor Webutvikling
    Plugin URI:
    Description: Portfolio plugin that creates the possibility for students to create portfolios and upload their projects
    Version: 0.1
    Author: Marius, Christian & Torstein
    Author URI: - -
    License: Dunno yet

    Removing this from every file except the main file (usually named the same as the plugin itself) will probably do the job.

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