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Installing Backupbuddy Inside Mu-Plugins Folder

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#1 Guest_Timothy_*

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:02 AM


I want to purchase backupbuddy but I'm just wondering if it will still work if I'll install it on another directory instead of the default one which is the plugins directory. I was planning to install it on "mu-plugins" directory which is also located inside the wp-content folder.

The reason for this is I don't want my clients to see some of the plugins (mostly premium plugins) that I installed on their site, all of the plugins installed inside the mu-plugins directory works just fine. It's automatically activated with the use of a php loader that I also put inside the mu-plugins folder.

The loader script would go like this:

<?php // mu-plugins/load.php
require WPMU_PLUGIN_DIR.'/backupbuddy/backupbuddy.php';

If you can confirm that it will work, I'll purchase one.




#2 Dustin Akers

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

Hi Tim,

I believe it will work. I also tested doing as you described and it appears to work just fine. The devs don't see any reason why this would be a problem either.

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#3 Dustin Bolton

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:10 AM

I just wanted to also note and emphasize the caveats of this as per http://codex.wordpress.org/Must_Use_Plugins#Caveats

BackupBuddy was not specifically designed or tested for use as a must-use plugin so it's not guaranteed though it appears to function properly.  This also won't hide the plugin from the users as it will still display in the menu.

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