[resolved] Plugin Won't Install From Admin Area (3 posts)

  1. Austin Sweeney
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I released a plugin today called Civil Footnotes. It installs fine if you download from the Plugin Directory page and upload to /wp-content/plugins/ but it refuses to install through the admin interface. I get the following error text:

    Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/civil-footnotes.1.0.zip…

    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the plugin…

    The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.

    Plugin install failed.

    I'm really confused what the problem is. Is it because I just released it today? Something to do with WordPress's backend? Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Rachel Baker
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It looks as though the plugin within the SVN repo is with a folder, that could be the problem. There is no need for the 'civil-footnotes' folder within http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/civil-footnotes/trunk/

  3. Austin Sweeney
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep, that was the problem. This being my first foray, I was confused and thought the proper structure was /tags/1.0/plugin-directory/plugin.php, but it is /tags/1.0/plugin.php

    Thanks Rachel!

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