Plugins cannot be added or removed via the WordPress Admin dashboard (WP Admin) on the VIP Platform.
/plugins directory is mapped to
/wp-content/plugins/ ; this directory works similarly to
WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/plugins/' in a self-hosted WordPress installation. Plugins must be added to the
/plugins directory located in the root of a site’s wpcomvip GitHub repository. Plugins can be code activated to ensure control and consistency across all environments.
Third-party plugins should load from the
/plugins directory to allow for better compatibility with VIP security features such as Codebase Manager.
Custom plugins can be loaded from either the
/plugins directory, or the
/client-mu-plugins directory, depending on the preferred loading behavior.
Last updated: April 03, 2023