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This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file, mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.

The path to a Movable Type plugins directory. This defaults to a path relative to the Movable Type home directory: plugins/.

As detailed in the central installation model, the plugin directory does not need to be under the MT home directory, and it can also be an absolute path.

PluginPath is an ARRAY config directive. This means that it can be specified multiple times allowing you to build up a search path for all of your plugins. Plugin paths are processed in the order that they are specified except for the addons/ directory which Movable Type processes automatically before any others.

One important note: Like all ARRAY config variables, if you specify the directive, you overwrite the default value. Hence, if you want to include MT’s plugin directory, you need to add it yourself:

PluginPath plugins/
PluginPath /usr/share/movabletype/plugins/
PluginPath /home/jallen/etc/mt/plugins/