Removing "ghost" plugins


Upon upgrade, two invalid plugins appear in the list of plugins in the admin interface, but those folders and files no longer exist on the server. Uninstalling is not possible at this point. How do you clean up the plugin list once you've removed plugins folders?

The most straightforward is to see if there is an updated version that you could drop into the correct folder, which should let you uninstall them, then remove the files.

Seems more likely, though, that that's not the case? In that situation, I think your only next move is to directly remove the records from the database. Look for the plugins in the plugins table, and just delete the rows for those plugins.

Yes, the db record removal is my only option at this point. Thanks for the instructions!