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"The plugin does not have a valid header."

  • toddmccalla


    I upload the zipped plugin and it installs ok but when I click Activiate I get the message “The plugin does not have a valid header.”

    What is wrong?

    Thanks for you help :)

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  • chrishajer


    Sounds like the plugin does not have a valid header.

    Can you post the plugin here, in a code block, or send a link to where it can be downloaded? What plugin are we talking about?

    I have the same problem. My website is completely new with no design yet.

    I am using wordpress 2.8.4 and I downloaded the zip file

    Thank you,



    Please note that bbPress is not a plugin.

    It is a standalone forum software.

    Yep, figured that out after reading the directions more closely, but unfortunately ran into another error. There was a configuration problem and when I tried to visit the intended URL, it gave me a 500 Internal Server Error. My host says it could a configuration problem, but they are going to check to see if it’s on their end first. If not…



    Ohhh, for the first post, toddmccalla, you were installing bbPress as a WordPress plugin, that was the problem. bbPress is not a WordPress plugin.

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