unable to see (or activate) plugins copied manually into wp-content/plugins/
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Unable to see (or activate) any plugin that is manually copied into "wp-content/plugins/" directory...unless another plugin is installed afterwards using the "Add New" selection or after 2 hours has passed (cron takes that long to reread "wp-content/plugins/ and update "wp_options" apparently).
To reproduce bug: 1) download a new plugin that contains multiple files onto your PC, 2) unzip new plugin, 3) "FTP" new plugin folder to your web server and put it in "/www-root-folder/my-wordpress-path/wp-content/plugins/", 4) in browser, load www.my-site.com/my-wordpress-path/wp-admin/plugins.php, 5) new plugin is NOT listed.
To fix (IMHO): 1) have "plugins.php" reread "wp-content/plugins/" directory every time it is loaded, or 2) add a button "[refresh/reread plugins list]" that rereads the contents of "wp-content/plugins" and updates "wp-options" whenever it is clicked.
FYI. This might be the same bug reported in ticket#9649.