Sometimes we need to create a MU plugin (Must Use) WordPress plugin in your WordPress based project. In this tutorial, I will explain How to Create MU (Must Use) WordPress Plugin.
WordPress MU Plugin is also known as Must-Use plugins, which are installed in a special directory inside the wp-content folder of your WordPress website. It is automatically enabled on all of your site in that installation. MU-Plugins are not listed in the default plugin lists in WordPress admin panel and It can’t be disabled until you have not remove the plugin from must use directory.
Must-Use plugin have many features, Below is the some features of WordPress MU-Plugin:
Let’s create a simple MU-Plugin. In this example, I will create a WordPress MU-Plugin with an example, so that it will help you to understand more.
Step 1) Go to the wp-content folder and create a mu-plugins folder like
Step 2) Create a file named “hello-world.php” inside the mu-plugins folder.
Step 3) Now copy the below code and add inside the “hello-world.php” file.
Plugin Name: My First MU Plugin
Description: This is just a test.
Author: Prem Tiwari
Author URI: http://freewebmentor.com
After saved the file, it will automatically be enabled on your WordPress site and not listed inside the plugins list in Admin panel.
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