The title pretty much sums up the question I have. If you want background then read on.

My multisite install uses an AD integration plugin to log people on. I just upgraded PHP to the latest version but the plugin that I was using is not compatible. It's actually no longer being supported. I found another plugin to take it's place but since the install is set up to us AD integration, I'm not able to log into the dashboard because I deleted the old plugin. So I'm trying to activate the new plugin to see if it will allow me to login.

I found the active plugins for the main site in the wp_options table but I need to find the active ones for my network.

Can anyone help?

  • If you rename the plugins folder, that will deactivate them all, and you should then be able to log in with a WP user rather than an AD user.
    – WebElaine
    May 24, 2017 at 19:05
  • Hi @WebElaine, There isn't an active AD plugin on my installation and it still won't allow me to log in. Do you still think it's worth a try? May 25, 2017 at 12:07
  • In my experience it's always worth trying deactivating all plugins because this forces WP to resume normal out-of-the-box behavior, including logging in as a normal WP user.
    – WebElaine
    May 25, 2017 at 14:34
  • @WebElaine I tried it and it still isn't letting me in. May 25, 2017 at 16:08

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Update as per comments below

Hello! You can query your database like this. e.g.

SELECT * FROM wp_sitemeta  
WHERE option_name =  'active_sitewide_plugins'

Where wp_ is your first database in the network. There you can find the plugins active within the whole network.

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    I'm not sure that this will work because I have a multi-site network. The only plugins that I see in this field are the ones that are active for the main (original) site and not the network as a whole. May 25, 2017 at 12:09
  • there i see that in every site is these separetet, but site 1 is base Site and this is by me wp1_ perhaps by you has an other name!
    – stooni
    May 25, 2017 at 12:11
  • Do you mind editing your comment? I'm having trouble understanding it. May 25, 2017 at 12:18
  • In each site, the plugins are handled separately, but the first site is the base of the network, so are they network-activated plugins!
    – stooni
    May 25, 2017 at 12:26
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    I have found ---yeahh in database -(by me) wp1_sitemeta meta_key:active_sitewide_plugins ! ---stooni
    – stooni
    May 26, 2017 at 12:52

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