7 Responses to “WordPress help”

  1. Jane September 7, 2008 at 10:45 AM #

    That looks like your direct path to the wp_plugins.  Do you have direct access to your database?  You can probably change the path to your plugins file via the wp_options table.

  2. Lisda September 10, 2008 at 4:14 PM #

    I agree with Jane, /homepages/23/d161111088/htdocs/blog/wp-content/plugins seems like the absolute path from your root directory on your server to the usual WP plugins directory. Do you have an FTP program? Like Filezilla on the PC or CyberDuck on the Mac? With an FTP program you can access your server and copy the plugin files directly into the wp-content/plugins directory. Then login to WP and activate it.  

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  3. Angie September 10, 2008 at 4:22 PM #

    Hi Lisda 🙂

    I use SmartFTP to upload all of my plugins directly to wp-content/plugins which is why I’m just not sure what the deal is. I might try doing a new “upgrade” of WP and seeing if that corrects the issues. Otherwise, I’m lost.

  4. Bree September 10, 2008 at 4:53 PM #

    Did you install any plugins in between the last few updates?  Knowing which update it started happening with could be useful.  It might be something your webhost can help you with, though…at least they’d be able to tell you exactly where that path is leading.   It could be a case of where the upgrade is confusing the complete, direct path (the location of your folder in regards to the entire server) with the local path (the location of your folder in regards to your particular page.)

  5. Angie September 10, 2008 at 4:59 PM #

    That just made my head hurt, Bree, lol! No new plugins since I upgraded to 2.6.2. Before I did that, I was using the old version of WordPress that had the old format/Dashboard. All of the plugins worked with the changeover, with the exception of LJ crossposter and Now Reading.

  6. Bree September 10, 2008 at 5:09 PM #

    Haha, don’t worry.  It makes my head hurt, too, and it’s my job to think about these things.  ;)Think of it like an address.  If you’re already standing on my street, I can tell you to go to Building 204, Apartment C.  But if you just know that I’m somewhere in the USA, I’m going to have to get you to my state and city and neighborhood first.   There are probably a lot of Apartment Cs in Buildings 204 throughout the country.  LOLThat said, without digging around in the code myself, the best advice I can give is to check with your webhost.  At least they’re familiar with what that address SHOULD be.

  7. Lisa September 11, 2008 at 9:52 AM #

    I use SmartFTP to upload all of my plugins directly to
    wp-content/plugins which is why I’m just not sure what the deal is. I
    might try doing a new “upgrade” of WP and seeing if that corrects the
    issues. Otherwise, I’m lost.I’m lost with you then. When I upgraded to 2.6 I lost all of my categories and it was really annoying. Have you tried using the beta version of the plugin? It is odd that it’s showing up in your plugins list, but you can’t activate it. You have to be uploading it to the correct directory or it wouldn’t show up at all.

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