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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)


    Support Team Volunteer

    There is no uninstall routine. From your hosting control panel or from FTP, delete the files. From your hosting control panel’s database manager, delete the database.

    (Although, it occurs to me, a 1 click install *may* have an uninstall, so check with your host.)

    Bluehost has a ‘1-click’ uninstall –

    I’m not sure who your host is but if you do a quick Google search you should be able to find out if your host provides a 1-click uninstall.

    Deleting the MySQL database of the WordPress installation under question via PHPMyAdmin is one click uninstall. You can read the answers on StackOverflow on how to delete database via phpmyadmin.

    Except wp-content directory there is nothing specific in FTP. If you delete the wp-config.php file on FTP, it will start one click install wizard on browser.

    If you delete everything related to WordPress on FTP as second step (after deletion of the MySQL database of the WordPress via PHPMyAdmin) you’ll fully get rid of old installation of WordPress.

    Note : WordPress or any similar PHP-MySQL web application has no official “uninstall” button.

    I try to use “Uninstall”, but I get continuously the message:
    “JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data”
    Looks like WordPress is a PItA to Uninstall.

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