WordPress Plugin “The plugin does not have a valid header”

I use an excellent plugin to display my Last.fm recently listened to tracks.  You can find the plugin here.  After the upgrade to WP 2.8 I kept getting this error when trying to activate the plugin “The plugin does not have a valid header.”  After trying a few different things I ran into this post that actually makes sense.  Ultimately, if your plugin is contained within a two folders it will be a problem.  For example, plugins\lastfm-records\last.fm\ will create a problem, you need to remove the lastfm-records folder and keep everything within last.fm.




  1. Jeroen,

    I did notice that and I’ll update my post, by the way since I upgraded the plugin has stopped working, any thoughts? I also posted this question on your website.


  2. Richard,

    Thank you for your post, but your explanation is exactly the same as mine and to be honest it’s way too wordy. Regardless, I appreciate you helping people out.


  3. hey! thanks for the help. now the has stopped but i don’t know why still the plugin is not working, though it’s showing up in the plugin area and i have already activated it……..

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