How easy? You can login to your admin area, click the "Plugins" tab and click "Deactivate" next to the plugin. However, sometimes a plugin can make things more complicated and cannot be easily disabled. This is a very useful guide to rolling back a bad WordPress plugin udpate. Some plugins can cause problems with logging into your admin area. That's exactly what happened to one of our members. They changed a setting inside a plugin and suddenly started getting these errors when trying to login. So, what do you do if you can't login to your WordPress admin and disable a plugin? You have two choices:.
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3 ways to manually deactivate WordPress plugins without admin access
Normally you manage your WordPress plugins from the dashboard in wp-admin. Sometimes it can be useful to disable the plugins from phpMyAdmin, for example when you have problems with your WordPress site and are unable to login to your WordPress administration. Disabling the plugins doesn't remove them from your WordPress installation. You can re-enable the plugins again from your dashboard. Read our guide on how to access your database if you don't know how to do this. It is usually located on page 2 in the options table. Your plugins are now deactivated. If this didn't solve your issue, you might want to manually change your WordPress theme.
Last updated on September 28th, by Mark Grima. Filed under WordPress Admin Tips. Plugins are a great aspect of using WordPress. This might present a problem, in that, the default method for deactivating WordPress plugins might not be always available. However, without access to the dashboard, you could only do so using a manual approach. Find the plugin you want to deactivate and click Deactivate. As an example, in the below screenshot we are highlighting the Deactivate of the plugin Classic Editor :.