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[Resolved] WP just won’t properly install plugins

  • Hi everyone. I have 3 years of experience on WP from the installation on my blog. After the latest installation of 2.9.1 (it is a fresh install and not update) WP is just killing me. Many pligins like WP super cache and Yet Another related Posts Plugin won’t install. They just wait at unpacking. And yes I have increased the memory from 32 to 64Mb.

    After I manually uploaded the plugin folders and COPIED the plugin core file to the plugin root directory (the second solution to plugin problems) the plugin is not even listed iin the Active or Inactive set.

    There is not even a single practical solution I have come across. I am stuck. Please help.

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  • Who’s your host — and are they running PHP 4 or PHP 5?

    I recently ran into a similar issue when building out someone’s blog on 1&1. Had to add a line to .htaccess to get the right version of PHP:

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

    That being said… if you’ve been using WP for 3 years, then you must recall that until recently there were no automated plugin installers. You could just unzip and FTP the plugins to your site the “old way” instead.

    Yes I am on 1&1 . I will try the htaccess you mentioned.
    Thanks a lot for your reply.
    Unzipping some plugins won’t show them in my plugins installed List.

    BTW can you please tell me where in the htaccess I have to add the line?

    Thank a lot, Chris. Its now up and running. 🙂

    For others, here is the start of my htaccess file

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    Just a quick note for others…I had the same problem with a brand new website hosted by 1and1 using WordPress 3.x. I had to create the .htaccess file and add the two lines shown above:
    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

    This fixed my problem of plugin not installing.

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