This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Reset Database


It resets your database to the default installation and deletes any media files.

  • It adds a settings page to “Dashboard”->”Tools”->”Reset Database” where you can simply reset the database of your WordPress.

  • Very useful tool for programmers to reset the database.

  • Secure – requires admin password to complete.

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  1. Download and extract this plugin to wp-content/plugins/

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

  3. “Dashboard”->”Tools”->”Reset Database”


Does it delete plugins?

No, but it will reset them.
You will have to reactivate any plugins except Reset Database.

Does it delete themes?

No, but it will reset the theme back to current default theme.

Why does it delete the media?

WordPress stores a record of the media in the dabase. We have reset the database, so we need to clear the media directory.

Contributors & Developers

“Reset Database” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Tested up to WordPress 5.0


  • Fixed a typo in the input password
  • Added Autocomplete ‘Off’


  • Added a reminder to not use admin as username
  • passed compatibility test for WordPress 4.6


  • Fixed a typo and eliminated the random password email.
  • Continue to use your admin password.


  • First release.