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How do I remove WordPress completely?

  • I am having trouble installing/configuring WordPress and want to remove everyting to start with a clean slate. I have erased/renamed all the folders where WordPress was installed, install all the files again, but then I get this error message:

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.

    I can’t access the dashboard of the previous installation, I can’t reinstall WordPress. What do I do?

    Thanks for any help.

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  • Hello Pasek,

    just remove wp-config.php from your blog home directory and then try to install it.

    Jeremy Clark

    @jeremyclark13

    Member

    You’ll need a tool to access the MySQL database to clear out the wordpress database. Your host should provide you with these tools ie PHPMyAdmin is a popular web based tool. Whenever you have access you just need to clear all the tables from the wordpress database then you should be able to reinstall.

    Thanks – that was driving me crazy.

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