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How do I remove WordPress completely? (4 posts)

  1. Pasek
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having trouble installing/configuring WordPress and want to remove everyting to start with a clean slate. I have erased/renamed all the folders where WordPress was installed, install all the files again, but then I get this error message:

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.

    I can't access the dashboard of the previous installation, I can't reinstall WordPress. What do I do?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. Mamoun.othman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello Pasek,

    just remove wp-config.php from your blog home directory and then try to install it.

  3. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You'll need a tool to access the MySQL database to clear out the wordpress database. Your host should provide you with these tools ie PHPMyAdmin is a popular web based tool. Whenever you have access you just need to clear all the tables from the wordpress database then you should be able to reinstall.

  4. Pasek
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks - that was driving me crazy.

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