How to Disable WordPress Plugins?

One of the most important aspects of creating a website with WordPress is thousands of third-party plugins which are a supplement for everything you need to do without any coding knowledge.

Unfortunately, the big help of plugins also makes a big difference in aspects like versions and security. Some of the common WordPress problems have been related to plugins:

  • The website pages appear as blank pages.
  • Slow website speed.
  • Error information appears on the web page
  • In addition to the above issues, other problems are there.

The following article will give you information on how to disable plugins as a way to fix WordPress problems.

There are 4 ways to disable the installed plugins

1. From WordPress Dashboard
2. From File Manager
3. From FTP
4. From SSH

How to Disable WordPress Plugins From WordPress Dashboard

Follow the steps below to disable the plugins.

1. Login into your WordPress Dashboard. For login type https://domain.com/wp-admin

Replace domain.com with your domain name.

Login WordPress Dashboard

2. Click on the Plugins.

Click on the Plugins.

3. Click on the checkbox to select all the installed plugins.

How to Disable WordPress Plugins?

4. Click on the Bulk Action drop-down and select Deactivate. Click Apply.

How to Disable WordPress Plugins?

5. All the plugins will be disabled after the page reload.

6. Alternatively, if you are sure about the plugin which you want to deactivate, click Deactivate just below the plugin.

How to Disable WordPress Plugins?

How to Disable WordPress Plugins From File Manager

Follow the step given below:

1. Login into the control panel. Here my control panel is DirectAdmin.

2. Type “file manager” in the search bar or scroll down and locate File Manager and click on it.

file_manager

3. Click Domains –> your domain(for which you want to edit wp_config.php) –>public_html

public_html_directadmin

4. Navigate to wp-content and plugins and rename the directory (folder). After renaming, all the plugins will be disabled.

How to Disable WordPress Plugins From FTP

  • Open FileZilla and connect your server via FTP.
    1. Enter Hostname: Enter your domain name or Server IP
    2. Username: Enter your FTP username.
    3. Password: Enter your FTP password
    4. Port: The default port for FTP is 21 and for SFTP it’s 22
How to disable WordPress Plugins From FTP
  • “Directory listing Successful” message confirms that the login has been successful.
  • Navigate to root/domains/yourdomain/pubic_html/wp-content directory.
  • Right Click on the plugins and rename them.
How to disable WordPress Plugins From FTP
  • All your plugins will be disabled

How to Disable WordPress Plugins From SSH

Follow the steps given below:

  • Connect your server via SSH
ssh root@serverIP
  • Navigate to your website directory using the cd command
cd /home/username/domains/yourdomain/wp-content/
  • Rename the /plugin folder using the mv command.
mv plugins plugins12
  • All the plugins will be disabled after the rename.
  • Alternatively, you navigate inside the /plugins directory and rename the plugins individually to disable them one by one.

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