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

cPanel File Manager

Step 2. Open /wp-content folder

wp-content folder cPanel File Manager

Step 3. Rename /plugins folder to plugins.bak

Rename wp plugins folder

Step 1. Login to your PHPMyAdmin

Login to PHPMyAdmin

Step 2. Open your database from the menu

Choose DB in PHPMyAdmin

Step 3. Locate the wp_options table

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

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins';

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