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How to Enable Plugins in MU ? (7 posts)

  1. sbraford
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Ok, silly question.

    How do you enable plugins in WPMU?

    i.e. regular WordPress plugins, as well as WPMU-specific ones.

    Is there an interface for this?

    Or, does it "enable" them as soon as you plop them into the "wp-inst/wp-content/plugins" directory?

    Any insight would be mucho appreciated!

  2. andrea_r
    Posted 17 years ago #

    If it is dropped into the mu-plugins folder, it's automatically enabled for everyone, AFAIK.

    If you put it in the regular plugin folder ("wp-inst/wp-content/plugins"), it has to be activated on a per-user basis. Go to Admin, then Plugins and you'll see a list of plugins with "activate" on the right side.

  3. sbraford
    Posted 17 years ago #

    That's strange.

    So, login to the master account, then go to "Site Admin" .

    On that page, I don't see a 'Plugins' submenu.

    I've dropped several plugins into "wp-inst/wp-content/plugins", including subscribe-to-comments and polls.

    Also tried logging in as one of the regular WPMU created accounts. (I couldn't find any Plugin-related pages there, either.)

  4. sbraford
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Ok, nevermind.

    Here's the trick. Login as the master account, go to:

    Scroll down to the bottom of the screen where it says:

    Menus (Enable or disable WP Backend Menus)

    Check that box to enable the Plugins menu.

    It now shows up under the Root WPMU account.

    I guess the idea is to disable that once you've got all the plugins enabled that you want.

  5. samsonasu
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I wrote an MU-plugin that can manage the plugins of all the blogs on the site without having to enable that backend plugin menu if anyone is interested.

  6. fimion
    Posted 17 years ago #

    ooh, yes, please. that'd make our lives easier i think.

  7. samsonasu
    Posted 17 years ago #

    There ya go. I haven't tried it on any installations except mine, and I've modified quite a bit of WPMU code so it might not work. E-mail me at bsamson at asu dot edu if you install it and have problem. I'm not too busy today and can probably address any concerns you have.

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