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can activate/deactivate but can't delete plugin (2 posts)

  1. MouseClicks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello there,

    I have 2 plugins on a site that I need to delete. One is Broken Link Checker the other is WP Security Scan. I can activate and deactivate both of them but when I click the delete link, nothing happens - it acts like a dead link.

    I don't want to just delete from ftp because then the tables for these plugins will remain -- I need a clean delete. I've changed ftp permissions to 777 on each of them but that didn't work. I've tried renaming them via ftp, that didn't work.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Deb

  2. MouseClicks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    UPDATE: For anyone else experiencing this -- looks like I fixed it.

    I ftp'd in, renamed the plugins *folder* to pluginsBAK momentarily. Clicked in the admin over to the plugins page where it then showed all plugins had been disabled. I then went back to the ftp, renamed pluginsBAK back to plugins, went back to the plugins page in the admin, refreshed the page and reactivated the plugins *excluding* the two mentioned above that I wanted gone. I was then able to delete them and all seems well.

    Hope this helps someone else.

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