WP Reset – Fastest WordPress Reset Plugin

Description

WP Reset quickly resets the site’s database to the default installation values without modifying any files. It deletes all customizations and content. WP Reset is fast and safe to use. It has multiple fail-safe mechanisms so you can never accidentally lose data. WP Reset is extremely helpful for plugin and theme developers. It speeds up testing and debugging by providing a quick way to reset settings and re-test code. It was developed by developers for developers.
For support please use the forums, and if you need more information visit wpreset.com and be sure to check out the roadmap for the list of upcoming features.

Access WP Reset admin page via the “Tools” menu.

Please read carefully before proceeding to understand what WP Reset does

Resetting will delete:

  • all posts, pages, custom post types, comments, media entries, users
  • all default WP database tables
  • all custom database tables that have the same prefix table prefix as the one defined in wp-config.php and used by default tables

Resetting will not delete or modify:

  • media files – they remain in the wp-uploads folder untouched but will no longer be listed under Media in admin
  • no files are touched; plugins, themes, uploads – everything stays
  • site title, WordPress address, site address, site language and search engine visibility settings
  • currently logged in user will be restored with the current username and password

What happens when I click the Reset button?

  • you will have to confirm the action one more time because there is NO UNDO
  • everything will be reset; see bullets above for details
  • site title, WordPress address, site address, site language, search engine visibility settings as well as the current user will be restored
  • you will be logged out, automatically logged in and taken to the admin dashboard
  • WP Reset plugin will be reactivated

WP-CLI support

WP Reset comes with full WP-CLI support. Help on our WP-CLI commands is available via wp help reset. By default the commands have to be confirmed but you can use the --yes option to skip confirmation. Instead of the active user, the first user with admin privileges found in the database will be restored after reset. Please be careful when using WP Reset with WP-CLI – as with using the GUI there is no undo.

Screenshots

  • WP Reset admin page
  • Reset action has to be double-confirmed

Installation

Follow the usual routine;

  1. Open WordPress admin, go to Plugins, click Add New
  2. Enter “wp reset” in search and hit Enter
  3. Plugin will show up as the first on the list (look for our black&red round logo), click “Install Now”
  4. Activate & open plugin’s settings page located under the Tools menu

Or if needed, upload manually;

  1. Download the latest stable version from from downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-reset.latest-stable.zip
  2. Unzip it and upload to /wp-content/plugins/
  3. Open WordPress admin – Plugins and click “Activate” next to “WP Reset”
  4. Open plugin’s admin page located under the Tools menu

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Follow the usual routine;

  1. Open WordPress admin, go to Plugins, click Add New
  2. Enter “wp reset” in search and hit Enter
  3. Plugin will show up as the first on the list (look for our black&red round logo), click “Install Now”
  4. Activate & open plugin’s settings page located under the Tools menu

Or if needed, upload manually;

  1. Download the latest stable version from from downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-reset.latest-stable.zip
  2. Unzip it and upload to /wp-content/plugins/
  3. Open WordPress admin – Plugins and click “Activate” next to “WP Reset”
  4. Open plugin’s admin page located under the Tools menu
How can I log in after resetting?

Use the same username and password you used while doing the reset. Only one user will be restored after resetting. The one you used at that time.

Will any files be deleted or modified?

No. All files are left untouched.

Will I have to reconfigure wp-config.php?

Absolutely not. No reconfiguration is needed. No files are modified.

Do you support WP-CLI?

We sure do! Just type “wp reset” in your shell to see the list of available commands and options.

How long does it take for the reset operation to complete?

On most installations a second or two. If you have a huge amounts of data in tables then up to ten seconds.

Reviews

Helpful when testing locally

I often test themes and plugins on the local server, so this plugin helps me a lot – instead of installing a new WordPress site, I just press the reset button. Works great.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Reset – Fastest WordPress Reset Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.2

  • 2018/07/09
  • we hit 40k installations on 2018/06/26
  • WP-CLI support via “wp reset” command
  • new logo
  • ask for rating notice
  • GUI improvements
  • code clean up
  • preparations for further development and new features

1.1

  • 2018/05/09
  • WebFactory took over development
  • numerous bug fixes and improvements
  • 30,000 installations; 199,000 downloads

1.0

  • 2016/05/16
  • Initial release