Disable WordPress Plugins
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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show how to deactivate plugins in WordPress and the reasons for doing that. In this particular video, let's assume that we have lost the password to our WordPress site.
Click "Lost your password?" in order to access your page. One thing that may happen is that you will be taken to an "Not found: error 404" page after clicking this link. In order to get the link to work, you can deactivate the plug-ins and then attempt to access the same page again.
Open Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015.
Open the remote version of this site.
From "Remove Server", open up the plugins folder by clicking the "wp-content" folder.
Click "plugins" again to rename the folder.
Now, rename this folder to "plugins.deactivate".
Once the folder is renamed, go back to the login page of your web site.
Press "command" + "shift" + "R" (Mac) or "Ctrl" + "F5" (PC) on the keyboard to refresh the page.
Click "Lost your password?" again. You should see the option to enter your user name or email address in order to get a new password.
Enter your information. in the "Username or E-mail" field.
Click the blue "Get New Password" button.
Finally, check your email box for the message to set a new password and click it.
Click the link to reset the password.
Now that the password has been reset, you can reactivate the plugins by clicking "plugins.deactivate".
Rename the "plugins.deactivate" folder to "plugins" folder.
In this video, we covered both how to reset your WordPress password and how to deactivate the plugins. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!
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