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2.13.1.2.2. Disabling plugins in WordPress

Disabling plugins can be useful if there are problems with the site and there is no access to it adminpanels.

To temporarily disable plugins, do the following:
  1. Via filemanager or any FTPclient openup root directory site.
  2. Go to subdirectory wp-content/plugins.
  3. Rename the directory of the plugin or plugins that you want to temporarily disable (if you need to disable all plugins at once, rename the directory itself plugins).

Disabled plugins can be enabled back by returning their original names to directories.

To deactivate all active plugins, do the following:
  1. In the site config file takealook the name of the database to which it is connected.
  2. In case of unforeseen situations back up your database or export it.
  3. Execute the following SQL query:
    UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins';

    If the names of the tables in the database do not start with the standard wp_and with a different prefix, make the appropriate changes to the SQL queries.

Deactivated plugins can later be activated via Adminpanel WordPress in the usual way.