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500 Error in WordPress After Plugin Installation

I had a fright after installing a new plugin into WordPress via the normal (inside WordPress) procedure… a ‘500’ error in every part of the web server that WordPress touched.

I did some searching and the fix was easy… log into the web server file structure and delete the offending folder under ../wp-content/plugins/.  The server came back up immediately and wp-admin worked once again.  Naturally, the admin interface noticed that the deleted folder was gone and removed the plugin from the installed plugins list.

Mischief managed!