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Still can't delete plugin (5 posts)

  1. suburbtosuitcase
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I am having the same issue as others where the plugin will not delete even though deactivated and having selected the delete option. I do not receive an error - it just gives me a blank screen when I click "Yes, Delete these files and data." I have read the other posts and don't know where to log into a control panel and manually remove, nor do I want to try to figure out how to find the FTP or whatever is required for that since I am a beginner.

    When will this plugin be fixed so that a use can delete it the standard way (through WordPress \ Plugins \ Delete)? I have deleted the files from my computer, but it is annoying to have this still in my plugin list when I am not using it. It did not work the way I had hoped it would. Thank you for any help you can offer.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-columns/

  2. harmonyinfotech
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    You can try installing http://wordpress.org/plugins/filebrowser/ plugin and browse to the easy-columns plugin folder and delete it. The file browser will be available at Tools -> FileBrowser. But be careful when using this plugin as it allows you to delete any file/folder.

  3. suburbtosuitcase
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Thank you but the file browser plugin hasn't been updated since 2010 so this is not the way I want to handle this. I need the author to step up and provide clear instructions for how to remove this plugin. Not being able to delete a plugin is unacceptable.

  4. AviBadash
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Let me understand:
    You can't delete the plugin in FTP ?
    Or you don't know how to do it ?
    Do you have the passwords for FTP ?

  5. suburbtosuitcase
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I appreciate you trying to help. I will try to clarify.

    I do not want to install another plugging in order to delete this particular plugin, so I am not using the suggested work-around the prior member suggested (esp. since that plugin hasn't been updated since 2010 and will likely cause my other problems).

    When I simply try the standard approach to deleting this plugin (navigating in the WordPress admin menu to Plugins > Installed Plugins and then finding Easy Columns in the list and clicking on "Delete"), I receive a message confirming that I wish to delete all the files and data for this plugin. When I click on "Yes," I receive a completely blank screen and the plugin does not delete even after repeated attempts.

    To my knowledge, this is the only approach I should need to delete a plugin and I should not have to use an FTP approach. I've never had to do that with any other plugin I changed my mind on. I would have no idea where to hunt for the FTP and I would not know of any passwords because I have never had to use that for this, unfortunately (or fortunately).

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