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Fix 'Add New Plugin' Menu Missing in WordPress Backend

Step 1: Locate Your 'wp-config.php' File

First, you'll need to navigate to your WordPress site's file system. Most commonly, you can find the crucial 'wp-config.php' file in the root directory of your WordPress installation. This file contains essential configuration settings for your WordPress site.

Step 2: Open 'wp-config.php'

Now, open the 'wp-config.php' file using a code editor or text editor of your choice. Once inside, look for the last two lines of code:

define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', true);
define('DISALLOW_FILE_MODS', true);

These two lines are what control the visibility of the "Add New Plugin" menu and other related functionalities.

Step 3: Make the Necessary Change

To bring back the "Add New Plugin" menu, you'll need to modify the values from 'true' to 'false' like so:

define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', false);
define('DISALLOW_FILE_MODS', false);

Step 4: Save Your Changes

Once you've made this change, save the 'wp-config.php' file. This update effectively re-enables the code and file editor in your WordPress admin interface.

Step 5: Check Your WordPress Dashboard

After saving the changes, return to your WordPress dashboard. Voilà! The "Add New Plugin" menu should now be back where it belongs.

This straightforward tweak allows you to regain control over your WordPress site and access the powerful functionality of adding and managing plugins from your dashboard. However, remember to proceed with caution and maintain good security practices when making changes to your site's configuration files.

Should you ever face issues with your WordPress site, don't hesitate to explore your 'wp-config.php' file. It holds the key to unlocking various capabilities and solving common problems.

And that's it! You've successfully resolved the mystery of the missing "Add New Plugin" menu in WordPress. Happy plugin hunting!

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