Resets the WordPress database back to it’s defaults. Deletes all customizations and content. Does not modify files only resets the database.
This plugin is very helpful for plugin and theme developers.
If the admin user exists and has level_10 permissions it will be recreated with its current password and email address. If the admin user does not exist or is a dummy account without admin permissions the username that is logged in will be recreated with its email address and current password. The blog name is also kept.
The plugin will add an entry to the Admin Bar under the site title and has the ability to reactivate itself and other plugins after the reset.
- Use the plugin updater in WordPress or…
- Delete the previous
wordpress-resetfolder from the
- Upload the new
wordpress-resetfolder to the
- Visit the WordPress Reset Tools page by either clicking the link in the Admin Bar or Tools>WordPress Reset
- Type ‘reset’ in the text field and click reset.
- Upload the
wordpress-resetfolder to the
/wp-content/plugins/directory or install directly through the plugin installer.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress or by using the link provided by the plugin installer
- How can I get this plugin to automatically reactive after the reset?
define( 'REACTIVATE_WP_RESET', true );to
/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
- Can this plugin reactivate other plugins automatically after performing the reset?
Add an array called
$reactivate_wp_reset_additionalto the global scope by placing it in
/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */that contains the plugin basenames of the plugins to activate, such as:
$reactivate_wp_reset_additional = array( 'hello.php', 'akismet/akismet.php' );
I hope someone will keep this plugin alive because it still work very well.
Exactly the way I want 😉
I teach WordPress classes a lot and I have sandbox sites for students to use. I use this plugin to reset all the sites after a class for use at the next class.
This plugin does an excellent, easy, and fast RESET.
Even with the newest default theme Twenty Seventeen (currently in beta available), it does also reset this themes default content, after the first save & publish in the customizer.
I just wish it would also be translatable. Would give 5 stars then.
The last time that I used it, I couldn’t login. Not a big deal but annoying.
Saved me in one click.
Contributors & Developers
“WordPress Reset” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
January 19, 2016
- Fix compatibility with PHP 7.0
- Fix an issue where a user does not have a user_level
- Support PHP versions below 5.3.0, by not using lambda function creation in add_action for admin_notices
- Apparently in a LIKE query, an underscore matches a single character, so we must escape it
- Fixes a deprecated notice in WordPress 3.3 when using get_userdatabylogin
- Removes the $auto_reactivate variable
- Look for REACTIVATE_WP_RESET constant to be defined in wp-config.php for auto reactivation after reset
- Look for global $reactivate_wp_reset_additional for additional plugins to auto reactivate after reset
- Add a Reset link to the admin bar under the site title
- Updates to fix deprecated notices for WP 3.0
- Updates for 3.0 to disable password nag
- Modify new blog email to not include the generated password
- WordPress 2.8 Updates, do not show auto generated password nag after reset
- Initial Public Release