We said that the recently released Notepad 7.5.9 lets you replace Notepad with Notepad++, the app developer released Notepad++ 7.6 with a new Plugin Admin module that allows users to install new plugins and update or remove already installed plugins. If you upgrade from previous Notepad++ version to this, app may no longer show non-default plugins in Plugins menu item, this happens with 32bit version, developer shared a workaround for missing plugins to show up in NPP Interface .
Notepad++ with plugin manager
Plugin Admin shows a list of installed plugins, users can install, update/remove existing plugins.
To open the new plugin manager, launch Notepad++, click Plugins > Plugin Admin.
Plugins not shown problem and fix
As this version of NPP loads the plugins from
%LOCALAPPDATA%Notepad++plugins in the directory, after installing the update, you may notice that some plugins do not load, to fix this, find these plugins in this location
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%Notepad++plugins and move them to
%LOCALAPPDATA%Notepad++plugins the folder.
Restart Notepad++, the plugins will now be available for access in the Plugins menu item.