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On the Plugins screen I have options to activate and deactivate plugins, but I no longer have the "Delete" option. I'm relatively sure the option appeared earlier.

Also, when I hover over "Plugins" on the admin menu I don't get the usual popup submenu showing "Install New / Add / Editor". And when I click the Plugins menu I don't see those submenu options either.

What's gone wrong?

FWIW, the client I'm working for is hosted at GoDaddy.

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Are you running a single WordPress site, or a WordPress network? What is the user role for your current user? – Chip Bennett May 10 '13 at 19:32
Excellent deletion candidate. :D And thanks for sharing your aha moment. We need more of this. – toscho May 10 '13 at 20:25
@chip-bennett This is a single, self-hosted WordPress site on GoDaddy, and the user is an Admin. – Andy Giesler May 11 '13 at 0:27


I fixed it, but I'll leave this question in case others have similar problems.

When copy/pasting various options into wp-config.php I accidentally included this setting, which I don't normally use:

// Overkill but FYI: disallows installation/updating of any theme or plugin

That produces the described problem, albeit by design.

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