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Uninstalling and reinstalling WordPress
Recently one of our user asked us how to deinstall and reprint WordPress? Re-installing WordPress can resolve problems if all other troubleshooting hints work. We will show you in this tutorial how to securely deinstall and reinstall WordPress without loosing your files or other SEOs. Do you need to reinstall WordPress?
Re-installing WordPress should never be the first choice. The majority of WordPress bugs are easy to fix, saving you the trouble of re-installing WordPress. Failure to find the cause of a problem can be corrected by following the steps in our WordPress Error Recovery How-to. If you have a WordPress site that has been chopped, you can try the hints in our guidelines on how to do this.
When everything else goes wrong, you can use the uninstall and reinstall of a new copy of WordPress as a last option. You should make a full back-up of your WordPress site before doing anything. To do this, you can use a WordPress back-up plug-in. Be sure to save your back-ups to your computer or to a virtual private location such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
It will not be used to reinstall WordPress, but it is good to have it in case something goes awry. The first thing you need to do is create a WordPress exporting executable to create your WordPress contents. Recovering a WordPress page with this exported filename allows you to omit information generated with WordPress plug-ins.
This is how you would prepare a WordPress exporting clip. First log in to your WordPress administration area and then go to the Tools " Tools " page. Choose all contents and then click on the'Download exported file' icon. You may want to know if you have a large number of registrated visitors to your site and want to be able to do so.
Read our guidelines on how to simply add and remove WordPress user accounts. Your WordPress topics, plug-ins, images as well as your downloads will be saved in the directory /wp-content/ on your website. Let us transfer this to your computer so that you can use it later to reinstall WordPress. Use cPanel to connect to your WordPress site using an FTP or file manager.
After the connection, choose the wp-content directory and upload it to your computer. Once you have downloaded the wp-content directory, you are done uninstalling WordPress. In order to deinstall WordPress, you must log in to your WordPress site using an FTP or file manager in cPanel. You will then need to remove all WordPress documents.
There is no need to really erase your WordPress data base. WordPress hosters allow you to build as many custom WordPress data bases and user names as you need. Rather than erasing the current data base, you can generate a new one with a new user name and passphrase. In order to build a new MySQL data base, you need to log into your cPanel user and click on the MySQL data bases symbol.
You will be taken to the page How to Insert a New Data Base. First of all, you need to type a name for your new data base and click the Make Data Base icon. It is necessary to type in a login name and pass word and then click on the "Create User" icon. You must now append the users to the databases you previously made.
Browse down to the "Add users to the database" section and then choose the login name and base you previously made. Press the "Add" icon to proceed. You can use your new data base when reinstalling WordPress. Well, now that you have successfully deinstalled WordPress, let's see how to reinstall it and recover your website.
From the WordPress.org Web site, you must have a new copy of WordPress to use. Once you have downloaded WordPress, you must unpack the downloaded document. Inside there is a WordPress directory. Click the WordPress button and you will see all WordPress documents. Now you need to use an FTP server to FTP these to your website.
Once you have uploaded the WordPress documents, go to your website. Now WordPress will prompt you to type your information into the WordPress file. It is necessary to type in the name of the data base, the user name and the login code you previously used. When you are finished completing the information, click the Send icon to proceed.
Now WordPress will try to establish a connection to your data base. Now you can click on the "Run Install" icon to proceed. The next stage is for WordPress to prompt you for your website information, such as page titles, descriptions, email addresses, and passwords. Once you have completed the information, click the "Install WordPress" icon to proceed.
Now WordPress finishes the install. Login to the WordPress administration area with the previously specified user name and pass word. As soon as you are registered with WordPress, you must remove the standard contents. Go to the posts and remove the entry "Hello World". Go to the "Comments" section and remove the standard annotation.
Finally, go to Pages and clear the example page. A new copy of WordPress has been successfully re-installed. First of all, you need to recover your files, pictures and designs that are in the wp-content directory that you previously used. In order to do this, you need to log on to your website using an FTP server and go to the /wp-content/ directory.
Next, you need to choose the /wp-content/uploads/ directory from your computer and submit it to your website. You can now submit any changes you have made to your WordPress themes or sub-theme file. You will find your topic directories in the directory /wp-content/themes/. First you have to go to the page Tools " Tools " and then click on the Install Now button under WordPress.
Now WordPress will start downloading and installing the WordPress Importers. It will take you to the WordPress Importers page, where you need to click on the'Select File' link and then choose the source document you were downloading during our first steps. Press the "Upload and Imports File" icon to proceed. WorldPress will ask you if you want to add new writers and associate the contributions with them, or if you want to associate all contributions with your existing login area.
In case it is a WordPress page with a unique writer, you can allocate all contributions to yourself. Otherwise, you do nothing and WordPress imports the writers. WordPress will be able to upload the pictures in your /wp-content/uploads/uploads/ directory to the WordPress multimedia lib. Proceed and click the Send pushbutton to proceed.
Now WordPress starts to import contents from the original WordPress database into your new WordPress installation. Once you have successfully imported contents on your newly installed WordPress page, you can proceed with the installation of plug-ins. All plug-ins must be installed one after the other and then activated. That' all, you have successfully deinstalled and re-installed WordPress.
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