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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#49842 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Installed Plugins page from Dashboard shows duplicated plugins

Reported by: savvypop's profile savvypop Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.3
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


I have had an issue where I am seeing plugins showing multiple times in the Installed Plugins page (screenshot attached). I have tried switching themes and deactivating some plugins. This has happened with multiple installs of wordpress and multiple versions (5.3 and up for sure, but it could have been earlier).

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Screenshot of Installed Plugins page

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Change History (4)

4 years ago

Screenshot of Installed Plugins page

#1 @savvypop
4 years ago

FYI, I generally start my wordpress sites on my localhost, which is running MAMP on a Mac. I have used Duplicator plugin to move site to my hosting environment and issue persists.

#2 @savvypop
4 years ago

I discovered why the plugins were showing up multiple times, but I don't know what caused it... I'm assuming it was something related to my computer/environment. I found there were multiple files within my plugins that had been duplicated with a space then number behind it (plugin-name 2.php, some were even plugin-name 3.php, plugin-name 4.php). It was not all the files within the plugins and it wasn't just plugins made by the same vendor. I deleted the duplicate plugin-name.php files within each of the plugins and it made the duplicates disappear from the list.

#3 @garrett-eclipse
4 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hello @savvypop thanks for reporting back.

I've had that happen myself when copy/pasting files accidentally or uploading a plugin multiple times. It sounds like you've cleaned them up for now and if more appear you can delete and hopefully determined original cause. If you find WordPress has an actual bug feel free to reopen this ticket but for now I'm going to close as you've found the duplicates in your filesystem there.

All the best

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