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  • I have been creating pages. When i try to see this page on the website it shows 404 not found error. Even in the preview it shows the same message. These were some pages which were being displayed earlier. Hence i would like to re install wordpress and see if that will work. Pls help me with the un-installation.

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  • “Un-installing” WordPress if you’re not worried about saving any of the data you might have entered (warning: you will lose everything, so backup if you’re not sure), is a simple 2-step matter:

    1) Delete all WordPress files. If you installed into your root directory, delete all the files and directories installed by WordPress (wp-config.php, /wp-content/, /wp-admin/ etc). Be careful to not delete any other files you might have had there before WordPress. If WordPress is in a subdirectory, simply delete the subdirectory and all its contents.

    2) Go into PHPMyadmin or whatever else you have on your server to edit MYSQL databases. Select the database used by your WordPress install and drop all the WordPress tables. Again, if this was a fresh database only used by WordPress, you can drop all tables. If the database had existing tables before, make sure you don’t lose them.

    WordPress is now un-installed and you can use the same blank database with the old settings to install it again.


    Instead of reinstalling did you try and reset your permalinks as most of time permalinks can be reset by switching to default and save and see your links work if they do you can switch back to custom structure.

    Host gator told me to use fantastico to uninstall from main domain.
    I have another domain hosted by host gator that I do not want to delete word press from.

    If you used Fantastico to install WordPress, then by all means use it to uninstall WordPress. Please be advised doing so will remove all traces of that WordPress installation including the Database and the all files.

    Dear sir, word press creat problem please again reset my server my site:


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