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Bug #4638

CatList Deactivated - Shortcodes Not Working

Added by Leah Feder almost 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority name:
High
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Category name:
WordPress Plugins
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Start date:
2015-09-21
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Description

Hi,

I am getting the following error message on the plug-in backend of MurphyInstituteBlog.org:

"The plugin list-category-posts/list_cat_posts.php has been deactivated due to an error: Plugin file does not exist."

This plug-in error has resulted in shortcodes not working on:
http://murphyinstituteblog.org/labor-and-community-job-opportunities/
http://murphyinstituteblog.org/jobs-at-murphy/
http://murphyinstituteblog.org/all-opportunities/

Thanks for anything you can do to help.

Leah

History

#1 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 4 years ago

  • Category name set to WordPress Plugins
  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges
  • Target version set to Not tracked

Hi Leah - Thanks for reporting this so quickly. The problem stems from the release, about an hour ago, in which the list-category-posts plugin was updated to the latest version. The plugin developer renamed the main plugin file from list_cat_posts.php to list-category-posts.php. WordPress identifies active plugins using this filename, so when the filename was changed, WP assumed that the plugin was deactivated.

I wrote and ran a script that corrected the problem across the network. (https://gist.github.com/boonebgorges/25ba440369b875372656, for future reference.)

The script doesn't work on sites where the plugin has already been deactivated. As you found out, WordPress will deactivate a "lost" plugin when you visit plugins.php. So I've manually reactivated the plugin on the murphyinstituteblog.org website. This probably only affected you, since the release just went live a few minutes ago (and, as noted, you had to visit wp-admin/plugins.php to make the deactivation stick).

Let me know if you continue to have problems.

#2 Updated by Leah Feder almost 4 years ago

Great, thank you so much for the quick fix & reply!

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