How to Reset Wordpress ThemeReverting to Wordpress theme
This is the simplest way to reset your WordPress website.
Perhaps you'll try a new theme on a hosting site. At this point, you want to reset your WordPress databases. Most likely, in these cases, you're going to import or create example test files, and when you're done trying, you'll probably want to get rid of them. Or, you can use the Advanced WordPress Reset plug-in to restore your website to the way it was when you launched it in a few seconds.
One of the simplest ways to quickly reset the WordPress data base is with the free Advanced WordPress Reset plug-in. It removes the user, blogs, posts, shop product, portfolios, or anything else you have added to your WordPress install, along with all associated mediafiles, commentaries, taxonomies, reviews, etc.
Does not erase your designs and plug-ins - it just disables them (so don't worry). It is recommended to use this plug-in in test environment where you have to restart all the time. It' s used by us when we test for our own WordPress theme, as well as for many of the plug-in previews you see in our blogs.
Although the plug-in does not currently provide multi-site functionality, it does an excellent job on individual installs and significantly accelerates the test and re-test proces. Well, now that you know what the Advanced WordPress Reset plug-in does, here's how you can setup and use it to reset your website. First login to your WordPress setup and browse to Plugins > Create New.
Look for "database reset" and look for the Advance WordPress Reset (it should be the first result). Then click on the installation icon and enable the plug-in. As soon as the plug-in is activated, it adds an options under Extras that allows you to reset WP further. Here you can reset your website.
Please note: Keep in mind that this plug-in will reset your whole website, i.e. all your user (except the admin), postings, pages, employees, portfolios and everything else will be erased - even if it is gone forever. We recommend a plug-in such as Advanced Database Cleaner (from the same plug-in developer) if you just want to purge your WordPress install.
Just enter the term "reset" to verify that you really want to reset your website, and then click the big blue Reset Data Base icon. Once you have confirmed your reset, you should see a hint that it was a success (yay!). If you now look around your website, you will see that it is a very recent one.
When you click on Contributions, you will see that your website has returned to the standard WordPress "Hello World!" article with example comments. Also, if you checked under Pages defaults, WordPress "Sample Page" should also be back. It also resets your website to the latest standard WordPress theme.
Don't be afraid - all your designs and plug-ins should still be there. Advanced WordPress Reset just disables them (see above photo - all our plugs are still available). Previously this was our test page (complete with example post ings, taxionomies, event, menus and more). You will see that the Mesa theme we used is now disabled and our website uses the standard 2017 WordPress theme instead.
Full instructions for restoring your WordPress install with the Advanced WordPress Reset plug-in. Simply make sure you use it on a unique WordPress install and keep in mind that it deletes all your contents (as we already said - this is best for test beds, for webpages where you want to keep your contents, the Advanced Database Cleaner plug-in is a much better choice).
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