What do "Skipping: inactive" errors in the Event Daemon logs mean?

The log lines look like:

2018-09-25 17:38:42,944 - plugin.tasks_approved - DEBUG - Skipping: inactive

And are often repeated over and over.

This error is reported for a few different reasons. Let’s go through them:

  1. If an event matches a script conditions in your plugins directory, but the script/plugin is inactive and so it is not processed. Plugins can become inactive by either removing them from the plugin directory or deleting them altogether:
  1. The plugin will also become inactive if an error is raised whilst loading the plugin due to an issue in the code:
  1. If it fails to register:
  1. Or if there is a plugin with no registering method found: