I added my user to a user group that had every permission checked. I also looked at general.php and there was nothing about allowUpdates, so I added allowUpdates = true, but neither of these things helped.

I was not the person who installed this site, is there anything else that might cause the plugin store to lack install buttons?

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  • My guess would have been allowUpdates... are you sure you're setting that in the correct environment for a multi-environment config?
    – Brad Bell
    Feb 7, 2020 at 5:56
  • @BradBell it actually had to do with the host service being used (hyperlane). It was set to git mode so it doesn't allow any changes to the filesystem through the UI.
    – Brimby
    Mar 15, 2020 at 1:04
  • Ahh... nice catch. Want to add that as an official answer?
    – Brad Bell
    Mar 17, 2020 at 3:36

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Since the Craft install is hosted at Hyperlane, they have a way of locking changes so that you have to push to the repo through git and deploy. No changes can be made to the filesystem through the admin UI.

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