Plugins are simple tools that you can download and install for your WordPress website, and these tools are beneficial in enhancing the optimization and customization features of your blog, review website, or online shop. While plugins are relatively easy to install, it can sometimes be difficult for many of us to learn how to disable them, as the steps on how to install these plugins are different from the steps on how to disable or deactivate them. For this specific article, we are going to focus on the different steps and methods on how to disable plugins on WordPress.
There are two ways for you to disable plugins for your online store or casino affiliate website on WordPress, with the first method focusing on deactivating individual plugins while the other method shows you how to disable plugins simultaneously. Let us first talk about the first and easiest method, which is to disable one plugin at a time on WordPress.
How to Disable Plugins Individually
The simplest way that you can disable plugins is through the WordPress dashboard, which could be accessed if you are the administrator of the website. The first step to this method is to log in to WordPress as an administrator, which can be done by visiting the “wp-admin” page of the website.
Then, once you are in the dashboard, look at the panel to the left of the screen, and you will see a “Plugins” button. Click on that button, and you will automatically be directed to the Plugins page of the admin dashboard. From there, you will see all the plugins that are installed for your website, including the ones that are automatically added by WordPress after the creation of the website and before the use of a CDN service. Find the name of the plugin that you want to disable, and click on the “Deactivate” button below the plugin’s name. If you have changed your mind and you want to activate the plugin again, just click on the “Activate” button that replaced the “Deactivate” button.
How to Disable All Plugins Simultaneously
There are multiple ways for you to disable all plugins simultaneously, with one of the most common ones is by disabling them through the WordPress dashboard. After logging in to WordPress as an administrator, click on the Plugins button located to the left of the screen. Then, click on the “Bulk action” button at the upper left region of the Plugins page and choose “Deactivate.” After picking Deactivate, click on the Apply button, and all the plugins installed to your WordPress website will be deactivated after reloading the page.
The second method to disable all plugins in your WordPress website is to use a server management tool, which is great to use if you don’t have administrator access to your website. To do this method, you must first log in to your server management tool account (preferably through cPanel) and then go to the Files section of the cPanel home screen. Click on the “File Manager” button and navigate to the “/public-html/wp-content/plugins/folder” page of your WordPress website (make sure that your account is connected to cPanel to do this method).
After navigating towards the said page, right-click on the plugin’s folder (specifically the name of the page) and then click the Download button that will show up in the context menu. The Download button will not disable your plugins, as it will just save a backup file for each plugin if ever you want to install it again. After downloading the backup files, press right-click on the plugin’s folder again and click on the Delete button. The Delete function will not only disable all the plugins but delete them all on your website.
Those are just some of the simple methods on how you can disable or deactivate the plugins on your WordPress website. If you have any plugins that don’t work well with the WordPress themes that you like to apply to your website, you can easily take out those unnecessary plugins by just following one of the methods mentioned above. Be sure to deactivate them before changing the theme of your website so that they won’t cause any problems for your WordPress website.