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[resolved] how to deactivate plugins if unable to log in? (4 posts)

  1. boreddusty
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My host apparently updated PHP and SQL to version 5 and I think that it messed up my WordPress install. I cannot login or access WP at all, but I do have FTP access and access to the database.

    Is there any way for me to deactivate my plugins so I can upgrade to 2.3, or do I just have to upgrade without deactivating and hope for the best.

    I'm not sure what version of WP I'm currently running, but if there is a file I can check I will check and post the version number. Thank you.

  2. DaBlizz
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Deleting the plugin files from wp-content/plugins will automatically deactivate them, :). You can do this via FTP.

    Here is how I would go about it. Download your entire /wp-content/plugins folder to your computer. Then empty out that folder on the server. Once your upgrade is complete, add back in each plugin one by one and see if there are any problems. Also, make sure your plugins are compatible with 2.3

    Go here to check it out...
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Plugin_Compatibility/2.3

  3. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Use ftp to delete those plugins in the wp-content/plugins

  4. boreddusty
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks! I will give that a try.

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