Fail to load plugin that is already installed in Ob v0.10.11

Steps to reproduce

Settings > Community plugins > (try to activate a plugin that is installed manually)

Expected result

The plugin be loaded successfully

Actual result

The plugin failed to be loaded, and Obsidian sent a message: “Failed to load plugin ***”


  • Operating system: macOS Big Sur, 11.2
  • Obsidian version: v0.10.11

Additional information

does it happen with other third party plugins?

Yes, it happens with, like, all 3rd party plugins.

I’ve never succeeded to install any plugin that is downloaded from github.

how are you installing the plugins exactly?

I downloaded the zip file from github, unzip, rename and copy to <%vault dir%>/.obsidian/plugins

you need to download the release of the plugin not a zip file of the whole repo.

Thanks, problem solved…!!

This sounds like the issue I’ve been having (fail to load/install community plugins, as well as obsidian crashing sometimes if they do work!). Would like to try to download the release, as you suggest, but have no idea how to do this.