How can I change where WordPress Plugins are installed?

Posted OnOct 31, 2013     CategoryDevelopment, Plugins, Question & Answer     CommentsNo comment

How can I change where Plugins are installed?

Just as you may want to change where wp-content resides, you can do the same with your Plugins folder.

You will need FTP/SFTP/SSH access to your server to complete this.

Step 1) Log in to your server with FTP/SFTP/SSH

Step 2) Locate and open wp-config.php

Step 3) Define the two constants as below, being sure to change the specifics for your website

define( 'WP_PLUGIN_DIR', dirname(__FILE__) . '/path/to/my/wp-content/plugins' );
define( 'WP_PLUGIN_URL', 'http://www.mywebsite.com/path/to/my/wp-content/plugins' );

Step 4) Save your changes to wp-config.php

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