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🤔 Why Can't I See Plugins in my WordPress Dashboard

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There are 3 different reasons why you might not see the plugins area in your WordPress Dashboard. Kori shares with you some ideas how to fix that.
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EMME KHAN (20 hours ago)
Beautiful work janeman :)
Mahmoud Zinji (1 month ago)
I am signed in as Admin on wordpress.org and i cannot find the PLUGIN button on the menu at all, my site is hosted on Azure Wordpress VM by the network administrator. Moreover i have build the whole website on a local server MAMP and now i wanna move it with all plugins and other things, is there any plugin that transfer the whole things without extra effort. Would be really appreciated if you can help.
Kori Ashton (1 month ago)
You may be on WordPress.com. Are you on a self hosted version too?
sycookies (1 month ago)
Hi Kori, I am stuck at trying to use the wordpress app but it is taking forever to load when I am at the app. First of all, it was fine when I was using wordpress.com and the the problem started when I started paying for host. Upon contacting the app developer, they pointed out that I must uninstall and reinstall jetpack from my old wordpress.com website. Problem is, how do I go to jetpack from wordpress.com when I can't see the plugins to begin with? Please help.
Random Guider (1 month ago)
Upgrade to the Business plan to install plugins. lol
Kori Ashton (1 month ago)
You have to do that when you're on WordPress.com version. .Org version is self-hosted and doesn't require that fee.
HyperThreat Sound (2 months ago)
How about telling us how to change the permissions to access plugins?? How is this video a solution!
Kori Ashton (2 months ago)
+HyperThreat Sound Simply have an admin change your role to an admin. You’ll be able to see plugins if you’re on a self hosted version of WordPress.
Yoni Resnick (2 months ago)
You are amazing!
Kori Ashton (2 months ago)
Wow, Thanks!!
Raymond Day (3 months ago)
You say you love doing this but you love more asking for more people to subscribe.
Raymond Day (3 months ago)
@Kori Ashton That is not being no nice. About 90% of YouTube say make sure you subscribe. I never do in my videos and about I guess 10% don't ether.
Kori Ashton (3 months ago)
I only like nice folks to subscribe though.... So no need to join in the fun.
Mac Naveedtom (4 months ago)
Hi Kori, I too cant see plugins however i installed some by directly downloading on local machine and uploaded zip file and activated. However it doesn't function with all the option and i cant see them in the Plugin list neither. M using Wordpress 3.0.1 Please help, Thanks in advance..!
Mac Naveedtom (4 months ago)
@Kori Ashton Unfortunately no, I don't have that much set up
Kori Ashton (4 months ago)
That could be the issue. Do you have the ability to test in a live environment online?
Mac Naveedtom (4 months ago)
@Kori Ashton Yes, m just practicing on my local host
Kori Ashton (4 months ago)
Are you developing the whole site locally?
The best (4 months ago)
I was googling something completely different and you answered it without knowing it LOL! Thanks!
Kori Ashton (4 months ago)
+The best Awesome!! Thanks for taking a min to leave positive feedback!
Israel Oyelaja (4 months ago)
Just seeing your educating video, thanks for it. However, I am having a serious problem with a website I want to start managing for the company I work, the host is by enom as a searched for the whois but the individual that hosted the website is no where to be located so as to gain access to the cpanel and also unfortunately from the dashboard nothing can be done because there is nothing like no plugin, appearance, themes, user etc. which is obvious the username was not made admin from the control panel. Please is there a way to solve this problem and gain access? Anticipating your response.
Kori Ashton (4 months ago)
See if this type of tutorial can help you https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-add-an-admin-user-to-the-wordpress-database-via-mysql/
punkmantion (6 months ago)
Kori, thank you so much, what a simple solution but what an ideal one (to check user permissions). Thank you thank you thank you! Searched all morning but couldn't find ANYTHING on Google/YouTube until your video. So thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Kori Ashton (6 months ago)
Gave you a thank you on twitter today :)
Kori Ashton (6 months ago)
Ah! Thanks for leaving a kind comment for me :)
Dina Levin (6 months ago)
I have this page, I can see that I downloaded a certain plugin. But I can't see this plugin on the menu, and therefore cannot use it. what should I do?
Kori Ashton (6 months ago)
Are you on the WordPress.com or .org version?
MarcusDaNoobGamer (7 months ago)
I downgraded from WordPress 5.0 to get Divi installed. Installed successfully. But, Divi does on appear in left side bar to access plugin. Any tips would be helpful. Thanks.
Ellie Darrego (8 months ago)
Veeeeery helpful! thanks a lot!
Kori Ashton (8 months ago)
Glad to help :)
Mariah Paul (9 months ago)
Hi Corey, I have installed a plugin and activated it but it is not shown in the dashboard or settings. Do you know why?
Kori Ashton (9 months ago)
Did you follow the plugin installation instructions? Sometimes they put the settings in different locations.
Mam currently I applied ssl But can't open my website on local on my PC why? Mam pls explain?
Kori Ashton (9 months ago)
You may want to reach out to your hosting company or the folks you purchased the SSL from. That should in no way affect a local server though.
Leland Baptist (10 months ago)
thanks guys!
Kori Ashton (10 months ago)
Sure thing
Switco Media Agency (10 months ago)
i have a site to redesign but i cant see the dashboard. can someone help
Kori Ashton (10 months ago)
Sounds like your role is not an admin status. You would need to get a higher level access role.
Adjah Fio (10 months ago)
Hi Corey, i can log in to wordpress but i cannot see my dash board instead i see the site and hello with a log out option and daz all nothing to do no setings ,plugins view etc
Kori Ashton (10 months ago)
Sounds like someone who developed your theme did not allow you access. Do you know what your role is? Are you an admin?
Alina Soluk (10 months ago)
Thank you! i couldn't understand why!!!! but as you said the company that created my website didn't give me access to that
Kori Ashton  Is it possible they will if you request it? I want to install the fb pixel just cant download plugins :/
Kori Ashton (10 months ago)
Ah! that happens sometimes
QAMAR (11 months ago)
I don't see the Appearance menu in my Wordpress. That is my problem.
Kori Ashton (11 months ago)
Is your profile role Admin? You may need different permissions to access that area.
K Lu (11 months ago)
Hi Kori! "Plugins" is still on the Dashboard; however, the add, new, and editor options are gone. The only option listed is "SiteOrigin Widgets." I have warnings for wp-includes: wp-db.php [mysqli_query()] and pluggable.php [header information] and wp-admin post.php [header information]. I can see all the plugins in the cPanel, but cannot access from the WordPress dashboard. Hopefully, this makes sense to you! Any idea how I can resolve this problem?
Kori Ashton (11 months ago)
Sounds like a plugin or update caused an error. Can you connect with your hosting company to see if they can revert or rollback your website & database?
Aymane benlechheb (1 year ago)
Was that a snowball microphone????
Kori Ashton (1 year ago)
Why yes it is :)
Tore B (1 year ago)
Thank you so much, you saved me a head ache.
Kori Ashton (1 year ago)
Glad to help :)
Stéphanie Smith (1 year ago)
Hi, I have a wordpress.org through Heroku and cannot Add new themes nor Plugins ?
Manju K gowda (1 year ago)
yes madam, i roal set to as admin on my website jnanakaranji.tk on wordpress hosting. iam not developper. i don't know much of knowledge on website creation. one of webdevelopper created that website for me. he as no admin right, he given to me it. thanks.
Kori Ashton (1 year ago)
If you're on WordPress.com that's the issue. They do not allow plugins unless you're on a different plan with them. You have support directly with them. I would suggest reaching out to them in your dashboard.
Manju K gowda (1 year ago)
i have wordpress host and .tk website. but me also uanble to find pluggins option. please help me how to salve.
Kori Ashton (1 year ago)
Is your role set to admin?
waseem mushtaq (1 year ago)
Hi Corey we just moved our website to a godaddy vps server and we re not able to use our wp administration panel....doesn’t show us woo commerce options
k864.info (1 year ago)
thank you so much!! that really helped
Aparicio Quiñones (1 year ago)
Hello, I cant see plugin, appearance, only post, media, pages, profile, tools?
Audio Pervert (1 year ago)
Hello ~ I am logged in.. yet I cannot see the same tabs you have displayed on your screen. Namely Plugins and Appearance. Please help. I wish to change the default fonts on my site ...
Audio Pervert (1 year ago)
Hi and thank you. I can log in, and see all the tabs, except appearance/plugins. How do I see and or change this user role? We are on a self hosted site www.synthfarm.in
Raul Dhruva (1 year ago)
how to update alt tags in your wp 4.9.4 version?
Narendra Verma (1 year ago)
My role as administrator but still plugin option is not displaying on the dashboard. Any help?
Narendra Verma (1 year ago)
I don't know it's on wordpress.com or WordPress.org. So what I did I check on google to find the solution for this. I found some solution.1) www.domain.com/wp-admin and hover the WordPress logo but this didn't help becaues it's showing my domain name. 2) The second solution is I logged in the dashboard and top left side I found the WordPress logo and I hover over it and it says wordpress.org and WordPress version is 4.8.5. So my site is on wordpress.org
Onwuanibe onomeh (1 year ago)
Thanks very helpful.
Md Abu Talha (1 year ago)
I can't see product tab in my dashboard inspite of installing woocommerce plugin
My Saral Support (1 year ago)
I am not able to add this plugin in my WordPress which is a zip file    I will  be very thankful to you if you guide me to add this on my WordPress I tried in two ways  1.directly buy add a new plugin and upload 2.filezila after uploading in plugin folder it get uploaded but not showing in WordPress
Bob Mullins (1 year ago)
Hi Can you help please. I don't know much about this. A few years ago I made this using WordPress www.lawnsigns.ca I was able to update photos and anything needed. But now after I log into the dashboard every thing is gone. It looks just like before I started building pages. I differently don't want to publish anything because what everybody sees is fine but things I built on WordPress is gone. Help please. Bob
Bob Mullins (1 year ago)
the WordPress dashboard is empty of all that work I did. I did't even know there was a problem until recently. I guess I need to start over again😫 Do you know of a plugin so I can somehow copy all of the photos and pages that I can see on my www.address and create another WordPress dashboard. This time I will differently use a backup plugin.  Bob Mullins
Bob Mullins (1 year ago)
I thought I did but maybe I miss some. I edited the site last month. Can things get messed up that soon.
Joel Evans (1 year ago)
You are absolutely the best, you have earned my subscribe and good feedback for life!
john karippery (1 year ago)
I have a website that was built by web development firm. Now I want to add new language to my website. so that I need to access plugin and appearance menu. That web development firm gives one username and password for uploading photos and adding some post. But I can't access the plugin menu. What I want to do for adding new language to my site.(i already create new pages in new language)
john karippery (1 year ago)
how can i get that?
Brent Hampton (1 year ago)
Hey, Kori. I love your videos. They've helped me on a number of occasions with my WordPress sites. Sadly, I can't seem to find a solution for my plugins ordeal. I have several plugins installed and they all work, but the only one listed in my plugins area is Akismet Anti-Spam. It's like all the other are hidden. I created the website and am set as an Admin. I haven't worried about it until recently because everything just worked.But now I need to see them.
Mi Nobre es Juuel (1 year ago)
Hi Kori, I have a question, I do have a Worpress but I can't find the 'Apperance' Menu on it. What should I do to find it?
Mi Nobre es Juuel (1 year ago)
I've already had a solution for it! Thanks Kori for replying fast! :D
njasra (1 year ago)
Whenever i click on all the plugins installed in my wordpress, i am getting 404 error on that, i just can not see all the pluging in my Wordpress, may i know how to get that fixed ?
Blake Wyatt (1 year ago)
Thanks for the awesome video! Definitely helped a lot :).
Tanvir Akhtar (1 year ago)
Respected Kori! I am rally thankful for your always help. I need to know about one plugin but I cant explain with text, how can i show you a image for that pluging / gigats, I need name of the plugin and I am sure you knew that. its kind of Events calender plugin. my client need exactly that plugin. please help.
Tanvir Akhtar (1 year ago)
Thanks Kori! I will try it!
GeoPar (1 year ago)
My server / host / person I'm paying £200 a year plus an up front cost of well over £1k to host my site has disabled plug ins and is asking for £800 for an ecomerce section. I have spent the past 3 months completely designing the website myself (took me about 2 days to learn wordpress... as soon as we paid the guy, he asked for more money to make further updates) and therefore I'm more than capable of doing this myself. Can someone please tell me how to get the plug in menu back and likewise if its possible to switch hosts. Thanks.
Tanvir Akhtar (2 years ago)
Dear Kori! I would like to insert my publication in thumbnail style like Issuu.com display multiple publiation on the page. how can i do that? please help?
JA Esher (2 years ago)
I have learned quite a few things from your videos as I was preparing my blog, thank you for taking the time to teach us - the newbies. Could you help me, please? My site is reading "Ministires" when people search in google. It's a personal blog and it has nothing to do with ministries. I don't even have this word in any of my posts. How do I fix it? Thank you so much. www.trailsoftheheart.com
Brian Reeves (2 years ago)
hi Corrie I am visiting my clients wordpress site and yes can't see the Plug ins button on the left. How can I determine if this is a .com or .org site
Pranita Gurung (2 years ago)
Onlyhave this in my dashboard and no such thing as Role option within the profile menu. And this is wordpress.org as well. Please help. Any advice would be appreciated greatly. Thanks very much.
Pranita Gurung (2 years ago)
Is there anyway I can email or message you a screenshot of my wordpress to show what I mean? I can't see a way here in YouTube or maybe I am just not seeing it. Sorry I struggle with everything technology which is why I desperately need your help please.
Pranita Gurung (2 years ago)
there is no such thing as role within my profile for some reason there is only name, email, website and google+. I am going crazy please help
Sarosh Sheriff (2 years ago)
Hi - My problem is that I CAN see all my Plug Ins but I dont know how to work with any of them. For exmple I have installed the Woocommerce plug in - I can see ot and it is activated, but cant figure out how to change its settings and work with it. Can u help please. I am a total beginner
Pairow (2 years ago)
hii Corey im vary big fan from india how r u achuly i need ur help how can i hide my page or drop down menu from navigation bar i alrady instald (exclude pages) nd un chek the (Include this page in lists of pages) but its still sow in navigation manu what to do plz tell me
textchx (2 years ago)
This is cool but I still have a few questions though
Jo Burr (2 years ago)
Thank you! You are amazing:) Now I know what to do.
Dragan Jovanoski (2 years ago)
why is the widgets editor not loading when i press widgets it comes blank page?????HELP !!!!
KarEve van (2 years ago)
You look like Ellen, at first I thought you were her 😁
Tamika Harris (2 years ago)
hello I certainly hope you can help me. I recently downloaded the Orsay theme from wordpress.org.. In the right side bar there is a really nice box to "subscribe to the blog via email" I can't find where or how to create that box with the email box along with the subscribe button. HELP lol where is it? How do I add it to my site. I appreciate your help
Sahar sahar (2 years ago)
Hi Cory, i'm new to WP and can't see the plugin add new button on my admin page, also i can't see if my user profil is set as an administrator or not, PLZ help!!
Metallic Money (2 years ago)
hey i just got the premium wordpress ... i am in the admin page : / wp ... but cannot see the word plugin ... i need help please ?
GeoPrint (2 years ago)
Ok. My collegue that left the company made the website and did smth that i cannot install plugins, like you said.. I have his account, as an administrator, so can I resolve the problem? Thanks!
GeoPrint (2 years ago)
My hosting says they did not set any restrictions and that the person who installed my theme may have put some restrictions. My question is: Having in mind that i have admin role, all the acces to my host and website panel, is there a way I can check those restrictions and cancel them? Thank you very very much!
Tjhen Wandra (2 years ago)
Thank you so much!
B TOWN (2 years ago)
hay thanks for explaining this... nd Can u plz make a video for *Facebook Instant Articles* with *blogger or **wordpress.com* plz help
GIRL, I usually don't comment on videos, but you made me change not only that but also my mood and I solved a problem thanks to you. You're gorgeous and I click subscribe! Cheers from Oz!
Mila Nikolova (2 years ago)
Kori, I still have an issue with seeing or adding plugins. I changed my theme and I also checked for those 3 things you explained and there is still no change. Please help me!
Mangesh Rane (2 years ago)
I liked the way you explained, saved time Thanks !!!
D'ynne Abliter (2 years ago)
my plugins doesn't have any options and so by that i won't be able to add plugins and idk how to fix it, please help me
Visualstress (2 years ago)
Hello! i was hoping to find help because my plugins pop up but the little button on the pages doesn't, can someone help me? thank you
jose barahona (2 years ago)
I'm using .org but i still cant see the plugins and I'm the admin, advice?
jose barahona (2 years ago)
im not sure, how can i check?
Blocked Drains Norwich (2 years ago)
Hi I can see my plugin but when I try and access them I get a page not found. Any help would be great
Tiffani W (2 years ago)
Hey Kori.  Ive been causing myself stress and headache with accessing panel. I have a software that is needed to be uploaded from my file explorer into the WP plugin. Although i DID sign up. But I was not asked whether i am an administrative user or not.  I have both wp.com and wp.org. Also I do not currently have a www."    ".com host. (Is this why?) If you have a little time to spare-- i would like to connect with you over teamviewer sometime.  It is free. it allows you to remote access over to my side of the web, as if my pc is yours right in front of you.  This will be easier for you to see what's going on if you'd like.  Please help me!  Looking forward to hear from you soon
Rafael Tasca (2 years ago)
Nice video, cool informations you passed. But I found out that I was added as 'admin' in a multisite WordPress so I couldn't see the Plugins. Asked for the 'network admin' to enable Plugins in 'Network Configurations' but looks like that just allows me to see the Plugins, still not able to install new plugins.
Matt Restoles (2 years ago)
hi kori, i train myself to make a website by using free wordpress.com but i can't see its dashboard, please help me where to located it. thanks
hi. i can see plugins and when i click on plugins, woocommerce helper is there, but it is not displaying on the left hand side bar. the products are also not there anymore. in the frontpage settings, when i click on products then it says woocommerce needs to be installed, but it is installed and whenever i try to re-install, it fails because it says it is already installed. can you please assist because all my products is now gone!
STEP UP (2 years ago)
thank you very much you realy helped me a lot
Karan Basnet (2 years ago)
YES!!! THANK YOU!!! this information is not easily available for beginners
johncrab67 (2 years ago)
Have you made a video about disappearing dashboard icons. I installed the 'TablePress' plugin and it was there and I did experiment with it. And made one table which I did insert into a page. But, then the next day the 'TablePress' dashboard Icon was gone. But, my table that I made is still on my page. If I deactivate the plugin then of course my table goes away. But, when I re-active it I can see and use the table that I made. I do have the Wordpress.org version and I have installed about 6 other plugins with TablePress being the last one. My role setting is Admin. Also, I'm running this as a localhost on my computer using WAMP Server version 3.0.6. I did it this way because I teaching myself how to use WordPress. I've tried every thing I can think of to get that icon back. I even uninstalled the plugin and then re-installed it. But, still no icon. Thanks. :)
Ali Azzouzi (2 years ago)
like + subscibe :)
Loungebuddy機場 (2 years ago)
Hi, I am in the admin page :my site: /wp-admin but cannot add plugins ?
Loungebuddy機場 (2 years ago)
How to I check if both I use. Seems confusing? It seems I can always can log in to WordPress.com/dashboard
Erick Adrián (2 years ago)
Hi can you help me, I can't see the editor on my appearance drop down menu, how can I fix that? Great video by the way
Erick Adrián (2 years ago)
Yes, my user role is set to admin. I have the Theme: Oblique by themeisle
larerevokit1 (2 years ago)
Hi Cory! I'm new to wp and don't see the plugin add new still after looking at your video. Is it possible you could TV in fix it. I could pay you. I also have some other small problems also. thx Earl 773.419.7712 chicago or [email protected] thx
Shenai Hylton (2 years ago)
Not sure if you can help me. But I have the Blizlight theme. I'm not sure why my customization section has disappeared. The only option I have is to purchase the premium. Help please!
Shenai Hylton (2 years ago)
I had to clear my cache. Thank you! ❤️
blacklist ufo (2 years ago)
OK but how do I fix it? I bought WordPress.com so.. do I call them up and ask to change it to .org?
fawziyya abdulhamid (2 years ago)
This was really helpful, thanks.
LH Live (2 years ago)
how do i change my wordpress.com to wordpress.org
Dinuka Hewawasam (2 years ago)
thanks Kori, i was struggling two days. i couldn't find Add new theme Button & Plugins Buttons. I found the solution thanks to you. i have installed .com desktop version > :D :D
Ramona Apostol (2 years ago)
I have alittle problem. I cant seem to see my widgets on the webpage after I add them on :( please can you healp?
Marvin Kansiime (2 years ago)
When I click plugins, I get a page not found error.
I moved hosting from wordpress.com to bluehost, downloaded the files from wordpress.org, and installed in cPanel, but still have no option for plugins on sidebar???Help!!
screambornify (2 years ago)
hi. im also using a free account in wp but it seems there's no way i can find the html editor on the dashboard.
sheryyyn (2 years ago)
Hey, I can't see the feedback area on WP. Using the "contact page" with "contact form". Is there a way to show the feedback in the Dashboard or to send it directly to my Mail account? Atm I don't have any access to it. Could you please help me? Thanks so much
Ran Li (2 years ago)
Hi Kory, I bought a hosting and a domain. But there is no plugin appeared on the left bar. And I found my WordPress is totally different with others on YouTube. Do you know why? Thank you so much!
Tabitha Abiola (2 years ago)
Are there any resources online that can enable access to viewing plugins? for free? trying to connect to dropbox and i have a .com wordpress
For Pakistan (3 years ago)
ok but why its visible with you?
A. Brytney Reaves (3 years ago)
im using a free account in WP. is that why i cant see the plugins???
Ramprasad Bhat (3 years ago)
Hey, thank you soooooo much :)
George Santillan (3 years ago)
Hi Corey, I have installed Wordpress.com I do have a premium account. Can I switch to wp.org? [email protected] Thanks
George Santillan (2 years ago)
No ... I just want to cancel at this time. Very poor service.
Fazlee Vegan (2 years ago)
Hi there, I have the same problem as yours, have you got yours solved?
Paul Mosca (3 years ago)
First, I love your energy. The tips were super on point. Sad face. My site shows the plugins and number of plugins. But it goes to a 404 Not Found page generic kind when I click the plugins or installed plugins. So somehow WP has these set to a 404 how do I set them to the right location?
Paul Mosca (3 years ago)
+WebTegrity Yes. WP 4.5.2. Great suggestion about switching themes. I did not try that before. I can add plugins. I just can't see the plugin area. Directs to 404.
Danny O. (3 years ago)
Hi,I've added and activated a new plugins but can't see it in the widget area. the defaults and past installed ones, I see them. Can you help me with that please
aaron klein (3 years ago)
Hey I just had this mistake and I dont need to save the content of my site just want to switch over domain name to wordpress.org, how can I do that with out paying money?
Madhur Kaur (3 years ago)
Hey, i can't see "add media" button on my wordpress. i have been added by the admin of the website n also when i login directly from wordpress.com my account doesnot open . please help. Thankyou

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