Disable certain plugins in non-production environments using PHP constants.
Define an array of plugins that deactivate automatically in certain environments (e.g. caching plugins in development).
This plugin is designed to work with Bedrock based sites, and will not work with a Standard WordPress installation.
$ composer require lukasbesch/bedrock-plugin-disabler
It will be installed as a
If you try to activate it as a regular plugin, the plugin will deactivate itself with a notice.
Download the latest release and place it in your
Define the constant
DISABLED_PLUGINS with an array of the plugins main files you want to deactivate in your preferred environment configuration, for example
Config::define('DISABLED_PLUGINS', [ 'autoptimize/autoptimize.php', 'updraftplus/updraftplus.php', 'wp-super-cache/wp-cache.php', 'w3-total-cache/w3-total-cache.php', ]);
If you have an older Bedrock installation (< 1.9.0) you have to define the constant using the regular
if (! defined('DISABLED_PLUGINS') define('DISABLED_PLUGINS', [ 'autoptimize/autoptimize.php', ]); }
PHP 5.6+ can store arrays in constants, but you can also provide serialized data:
Config::define('DISABLED_PLUGINS', serialize([ 'autoptimize/autoptimize.php', ]));