Although I have installed the OpenLayers plugin in QGIS 2.4, I cannot see it in the list when I click on Plugins.

Does anyone else have this issue?

  • Thanks the question with the answers have really helped me. I kept wondering why I couldn't find the openlayers pluggin.
    – Nelly
    Commented Jan 24, 2017 at 13:24

4 Answers 4


Unlike previous versions, the OpenLayers plugin now resides in the web menu:

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Since QGIS 2.4, it is in the "Web" submenu.

It was a kind of design decision to move the plugins from the plugin submenu to Raster/Vector/Web submenus.

If you updated from QGIS 2.2 you have to update the Plugin too.

If you have another installation of QGIS 2.2 in a different folder, you have to reactivate the plugin in QGIS 2.4 after each running of QGIS 2.2, because the latest version is not compatible to QGIS 2.2 or older.

  • I don't see it in the Web sub menu either.
    – NWT Adam
    Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 21:20
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    @NWTAdam Look under "installed" plugins if it is there, but unchecked. Sometimes it gets deactivated.
    – AndreJ
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 3:54
  • Thanks. That did the trick. You would think having it checked would be default after installation.
    – NWT Adam
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 4:50

For my QGIS 2.4 this is located in:

Web > OpenLayers plugin


I faced the same issue on QGIS 2.14.3, but the issue was because I was connected to the enterprise VPN network which has a framework preventing the download to all of these so the plugin manager window was not showing any of the important plugin in the list. Once I disconnected from the Enterprise VPN, I started to see these important plugin in the manager menu.

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