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  • Hello there,

    I have 2 plugins on a site that I need to delete. One is Broken Link Checker the other is WP Security Scan. I can activate and deactivate both of them but when I click the delete link, nothing happens – it acts like a dead link.

    I don’t want to just delete from ftp because then the tables for these plugins will remain — I need a clean delete. I’ve changed ftp permissions to 777 on each of them but that didn’t work. I’ve tried renaming them via ftp, that didn’t work.

    Any suggestions?

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  • UPDATE: For anyone else experiencing this — looks like I fixed it.

    I ftp’d in, renamed the plugins *folder* to pluginsBAK momentarily. Clicked in the admin over to the plugins page where it then showed all plugins had been disabled. I then went back to the ftp, renamed pluginsBAK back to plugins, went back to the plugins page in the admin, refreshed the page and reactivated the plugins *excluding* the two mentioned above that I wanted gone. I was then able to delete them and all seems well.

    Hope this helps someone else.

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