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/plugins directory

Plugins cannot be added or removed via the WordPress admin dashboard (WP Admin) on the VIP Platform. Plugins must be added to the /plugins directory found in the root of a site’s code repository via GitHub, and can be code activated to ensure control and consistency across all environments.

The /plugins directory is mapped to /wp-content/plugins/ ; this directory works similarly to WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/plugins/' in a self-hosted WordPress installation. To install plugins to this directory, they must be added to the plugins directory in the application’s GitHub repository.

Third-party plugins should load from the /plugins directory to allow for better compatibility with VIP security features such as Automated Security Scanning.

Custom plugins can be loaded from either the /plugins directory, or the /client-mu-plugins directory, depending on the preferred loading behavior.

Last updated: December 05, 2022