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How to Disable WordPress Plugins?

  • One of the most important aspects of creating a website with WordPress is thousands of third party plugins which is 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 appears as a blank page.
    • 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 the 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 the domain.com with your domain name.

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2. Click on the Plugins.

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

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

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

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

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How to Disable WordPress Plugins From File Manager

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: Default port for FTP is 21 and for SFTP it’s 22
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  • “Directory listing Successfull” 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 it.
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  • All your plugins will be disbaled

How to Disable WordPress Plugins From SSH

  • Connect your server via SSH
  • Navigate to your website directory using 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 of the /plugins directory and rename the plugins individually to disable them one by one.

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