Here at WordPress.com VIP, we have a large directory of plugins that have been reviewed and approved by our engineers. Here are the following ways to activate a plugin.
1. From Your Dashboard #
Simply navigate to VIP > Plugins and Services in your dashboard, find the plugin you’d like, and click “Activate.”
2. Activating a Shared Plugin In Your Theme #
To test these plugins in your development environment, use your WordPress.com username and password to check out a copy of them from
https://vip-svn.wordpress.com/plugins/ using Subversion. To match our environment, they should be checked out to
wp-content/themes/vip/plugins/ and not
wp-content/plugins/ like you would normally.
svn co https://vip-svn.wordpress.com/plugins/ wp-content/themes/vip/plugins
To load plugins from the shared themes/vip/plugins/ folder, you can use the following function call:
wpcom_vip_load_plugin( 'zoninator' );
3. Activating a Custom Plugin #
If you are interested in using a plugin that isn’t available as a pre-approved VIP shared plugin, we will have to review it for stability, performance, and security before it can be used on WordPress.com. Please read more about Plugin Reviews here.
Once your plugin is approved, add it to the “plugins” directory within your theme directory. To activate it, require_once/include_once them in
require_once( __DIR__ . '/plugins/custom-plugin/custom-plugin.php' );