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Must-use Plugin Autoloader

Bedrock includes an autoloader that enables standard plugins to be required just like must-use plugins.

The autoloaded plugins are included after all mu-plugins and standard plugins have been loaded. An asterisk (*) next to the name of the plugin designates the plugins that have been autoloaded. To remove this functionality, just delete web/app/mu-plugins/bedrock-autoloader.php.

This enables the use of mu-plugins through Composer if their package type is wordpress-muplugin. You can also override a plugin's type like the following example:

"installer-paths": {
  "web/app/mu-plugins/{$name}/": ["type:wordpress-muplugin", "roots/wp-stage-switcher"],
  "web/app/plugins/{$name}/": ["type:wordpress-plugin"],
  "web/app/themes/{$name}/": ["type:wordpress-theme"]

wp-stage-switcher is a package with its type set to wordpress-plugin. Since it implements composer/installers we can override its type.


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