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Deactivate All Plugins in WordPress If No Access Admin

Plugins are the heart of WordPress they help us to add different features in our site. In Normal situation disabling a WordPress plugin is so easy. We can login to WordPress admin area, Navigate to the Plugins tab and click Deactivate to disable a plugin but sometimes a poorly coded plugin can make your site inaccessible or become a cause of white screen of death. So in this situation your site will become unresponsive and you cannot disable a specific plugin to restore your site. In this article we will trying to show you how to deactivate all plugins in WordPress when you cannot access to the wp Admin Area.

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Deactivate all plugins in WordPress Through phpMyAdmin

You can deactivate all plugins through phpMyAdmin. Simply login to your cPanel hosting account. Jump to the Database tab > phpMyAdmin. Now open your specific database and select wp_options table. In the table wp_options search active_plugins row and then Change the option_value field to this a:0:{}. For more information see below image.

Deactivate All Plugins in WordPress If Can't Access Admin Area

Deactivate All WP Plugins Through FTP Protocol

FTP is the easiest way, which you can use to disable all plugins of your site. First of all login to your cPanel account and jump to Files > File Manager. Now go to root directory of your site and open /wp-content/ folder. In that directory you will see a folder called plugins. Simply rename the plugins folder to something else like”plugins.hold” or “plugins.disable”. After renaming the folder all your plugins will be disabled automatically.
If your issue will resolved after disabling the all plugins then go back to your /wp-content/ directory and rename “plugins.disable” folder to its original name. Now go back to your WordPress admin dashboard and activate all your plugins one by one until your site stop working again. At this point you can know the exact plugin which creates the problem. We hope this article helped you to deactivate all plugins in WordPress when you unable to access the admin area. HaPpY WordPressing.

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Muhammad Tahir lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Loves to read and write articles about tech and web resources online.

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