I am looking for a way to activate a WordPress plugin via a SQL query. I am aware you can login and hit "activate" on the particular plugin, but I would like to automate the activation as part of a release process.
I came across
this question which makes me think that it may not be possible as the activate plugins are stored in
wp_options in a specific format.
I am using a heavily-modified version of WordPress 3.3.1.