I added a filter for option_active_plugins to keep most plugins from loading on an admin page. Confirmed to be on the right page and to be returning a properly altered array, but it's having no effect on which plugins are being included on the page.

Tried high numbers for filter priority. No effect. Any ideas?

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    Where/how are you adding the filter? Post you code please and state which file the code is in.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented May 10, 2013 at 20:20
  • Have you seen this?
    – fuxia
    Commented May 10, 2013 at 20:40
  • That's exactly what I'm doing. It doesn't work in my own plugin, and it doesn't work in the plugin-organizer plugin either.
    – beej
    Commented May 10, 2013 at 20:48
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    Have you already noticed the "edit" link at the bottom of your question?
    – kaiser
    Commented May 10, 2013 at 21:05
  • My apologies for the lack of info. Will post an answer when time is up.
    – beej
    Commented May 10, 2013 at 23:51

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OK, duh: I needed to have my plugin in the /mu-plugins dir to make its filter available early enough for function wp_get_active_and_valid_plugins().


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