To modify plugins and themes on a WordPress site, you may need to use the dashboard, but disabling a plugin externally can be beneficial if you’re unable to access it due to an issue. To handle this problem, you can use the necessary techniques. Be sure to take precautions before making any changes, whether you’re removing plugins or changing your website’s theme. Following these steps will ensure your website remains functional and your data is secure.
To uninstall plugins and themes from cPanel, you can follow these general steps:
Log in to your cPanel account.
Enter your username and password to access the cPanel dashboard.
Navigate to the “File Manager” option.
It is usually located in the “Files” section of cPanel. Click on it to open the File Manager.
In the File Manager, you’ll see the files and folders of your website.
Locate the directory where your plugins or themes are installed. Typically, plugins are located in the
directory, while themes are found in the “wp-content/themes” directory for WordPress websites.
Open the relevant directory by double-clicking on it. You should see a list of files and folders associated with the plugin or theme you want to uninstall.
Select all the files and folders related to the plugin or theme. You can use the checkboxes to select multiple items or use Ctrl/Cmd + Click to select individual items.
Once you have selected the files and folders, click on the “Delete” or “Trash” button in the file manager toolbar. Confirm the deletion when prompted.
After deleting the files, go back to your website or WordPress admin panel. The plugin or theme should now be uninstalled. If there are any remaining traces of the plugin or theme, you may need to clear your website cache or perform any additional cleanup steps specific to the plugin or theme.
Please note that these steps are general guidelines, and the process may vary depending on the specific setup of your website and the cPanel version you are using. It’s always a good idea to have a backup of your website before making any major changes or uninstallations.