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Disable WordPress plugins via FTP or within PHPMyAdmin

Here are various ways to disable all WordPress plugins at once in cPanel.

Step 1. Login to cPanel > File Manager

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cPanel File Manager

Step 2. Open /wp-content folder

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wp-content folder cPanel File Manager

Step 3. Rename /plugins folder to plugins.bak

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Rename wp plugins folder

Step 1. Login to your PHPMyAdmin

The first step is to log into your cPanel and under Databases select phpMyAdmin 1024x498 1 1 - Disable WordPress plugins via FTP or within PHPMyAdmin
Login to PHPMyAdmin

Step 2. Open your database from the menu

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Choose DB in PHPMyAdmin

Step 3. Locate the wp_options table

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Step 4. Edit the active_plugins option and set a:0:{}

a:0:{}
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UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins';
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