How to Check if a WordPress Plugin is Active [Code Snippet]

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Do you want to check if a plugin is active? When you write plugins that depend on others, such as an extension for a popular plugin, you’ll need to perform certain actions only if the parent plugin is active. Before performing the action, always use this snippet to check if the plugin is active.


You will need to make sure you specify the name of the plugin sub-directory/file.

   If (is_plugin_active('plugin-directory/plugin-file.php')) {
      //yes my plugin is active

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