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How to deactivate all WordPress plugins when not able to access the administrative menus? July 22, 2011

Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Wordpress - 3.

WordPress has thousands plugins for extending it’s functionality , some of them are necessary for your website ( Caching , DB-backups , Google xml site map …. ) . Other plugins offer some features that you can’t resist and decide to install them . And some day …… , after installing/ activating of a plugin , your administration panel isn’t more accessible from your browser.
This article will present three ways to recover your administration panel .

  • Login your web-hosting account with an FTP client and drop the directory of the last installed plugin .
  • Login your web-hosting account with an FTP client and rename the plugin directory-folder ( let say to plugin-old ) . Now create a new empty folder in it’s place with the name of ” plugins” .
    Access the dashboard via your browser and install the plugins again .
  • Reset all plugins via the database table : Web-hosting companies offer an web-interface to reach your database , phpMyadmin is a common tool . Login your database and locate the table wp_options .
    In the table wp_options , under the option_name column (field) find the active_plugins row . Change the option_value field to : a:0:{}
    Now activate again all plugins , one by one .

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