Uninstall plugins completely (4 posts)

  1. moosechic
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I know how to uninstall and deactivate plugins. But what i'm trying to do is re-install a plugin that i already uninstalled...but when i do, it still has the same settings as it did before i uninstalled the plugin. I have even deleted the plugin file manually, but it still keeps the settings when re-installing.

    How can i completely wipe out any traces of a plugin before re-installing, so that it doesn't hold on to the old settings?

    Any help would be great. THANKS!

  2. elfin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If the plugin didn't have an uninstall routine, then you can't unless you edit/delete the changes it made directly in the database.

  3. moosechic
    Posted 4 years ago #

    how do i make changes to the database? Is it difficult?

  4. elfin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    not if you know what you are doing, but you can seriously mess things if you don't know what you are doing... However I would suggest you contact the plugin author and see if they can tell you what to look for.

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