How to Solve – Can’t Add New Plugin Issue in WordPress

WordPress Plugin - New Plugin

This post will show you how to enable add new plugin in your WordPress admin dashboard.

Recently i encountered a problem i haven’t seen in WordPress after about 9 years of using WordPress CMS consistently. A client gave me an existing site to rebuild, i logged on to the admin dashboard, to my greatest surprise there was no option to add new plugin.

Okay, it’s a small problem right? Yeah i thought so as well because some plugins can’t conflict with other plugins sometimes leading to malfunctioning of the source code.

So i tried deactivating all the active plugins at once, NO where, it didn’t work out, I deactivated each plugin one after the other while testing the site all to no avail.

After trying the 2 options above, the possible solution is login to your cPanel >> File Manager.

File Manager - New Plugin

Go to your WordPress install directory, right click on wp-config.php to edit

wp config file - New Plugin

Scroll down to the wp-config.php, if you see these two last line of codes shown below, just change ‘true’ to false and click save changes.

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