An Ajax Plugin Helper for the WordPress admin plugin page. Adds Ajax activate, deactivate, delete and upgrade functionality.

Allows a user to activate, deactive, delete and upgrade plugins from the admin plugins page without leaving the plugins page. Also provides an Ajax Upgrade All button for upgrading all plugins requiring upgrades using Ajax.

This plugin was designed to meet the needs of bulk plugin upgrades and a more efficient upgrade process to decrease the amount of time required to update the plugins for your blog.

Plugin Information

Version: 1.0
Requires WordPress Version: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.9
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  1. Use the WordPress Add Plugins page or…
  2. Upload the ajax-plugin-helper directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install directly through the plugin installer.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress or by using the link provided by the plugin installer


  1. Use the plugin updater in WordPress or…
  2. Deactivate the Ajax Plugin Helper plugin
  3. Delete the previous ajax-plugin-helper directory from the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Upload the new ajax-plugin-helper directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  5. Activate the Ajax Plugin Helper plugin


  1. Click the Ajax Activate, Ajax Deactivate, Ajax Upgrade, Ajax Delete or Ajax Upgrade All to perform these tasks without leaving the plugins page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why isn’t any of this plugins functionality working?

You likely have Javascript disabled or you are using a browser that doesn’t support Javascript. This plugin requires Javascript to function.

Why do I not have Ajax Delete or Ajax Upgrade links?

In order for these links to show up WordPress has to determine if PHP can perform the necessary file system level tasks without prompting for FTP or SSH/SFTP login information. See Editing wp-config.php and Using SSH to Install/Upgrade for information on configuring WordPress to not prompt you for this information.

Why can’t I use the Ajax functions on the Ajax Plugin Helper itself?

Using the Ajax Plugin Helper to perform the functions provided by the plugin would cause several things to break since it would become deactivated before it could perform all of its required functions. Because of this you will not have Ajax links added to the Ajax Plugin Helper plugin.

Does this plugin work with WordPress Mu?

Yes. Just place it in wp-content/plugins. Please note that it does not yet add an Ajax Activate Site Wide link yet. The Activate Site Wide links will just operate just as it did before.

Change Log

0.1 (2009-07-23):

  • Initial Public Release


Ajax Plugin Helper version 1.0
Archived and Development Versions