This tutorial will help you on how to uninstall and reinstall WordPress – 2021 basic guide
Due to faults or problems in our main WordPress core file, we usually install WordPress from our hosting.
If there are no issues with your WordPress core file, I recommend that you troubleshoot the error using several methods.
I’ll show you how to remove and reinstall WordPress without losing your content, data, or SEO in this article.
When to Reinstall WordPress on you host?
The first option is not to reinstall WordPress. The majority of WordPress errors or problems are fairly common, and they are readily fixable.
For minor faults or problems, you can look up a remedy on the internet, which will save you time from having to reinstall WordPress.
If your website has been hacked and is infected with harmful malware, you should reinstall WordPress.
In some case, if you don’t find any solution to fix the errors then reinstalling is the best option.
How to Backup WordPress Manually
Backup your WordPress website data first if you don’t want to lose it. A backup plugin can be used to create a backup of all the data on your website.
However, we shall accomplish it manually in this way. The first step is to export a file that contains a backup of all the content on the website.
This file will include information about posts, pages, categories, tags, and comments.
Step to Take backup WordPress Manually
1) Go to your WordPress dashboard admin area click on Tools >> Export and then select all content and hit the download export file.
2) Now to download images, theme and plugins data go to cpanel and open up the WordPress directory and find wp/content folder. Select the folder and download it.
How to uninstall WordPress from Cpanel?
If you have WordPress installed on your web hosting then go to your cpanel of website.
Open up the File Manger where all your WordPress files are store.
Select all the WordPress file and folder and hit the delete button to delete the WordPress from cpanel. Now you have no files on your web host.
Next step is to delete database of WordPress. Find Mysql database section and remove the database and database user from the interface.
How To Uninstall WordPress From Localhost or Wamp/Xamp
If your WordPress in installed on your local computer or localhost/wamp/xamp server.
Then uninstalling WordPress form localhost is also an easy process. Go to your wamp/xamp directory and locate the www folder.
Open up the www folder and delete the WordPress directory or in simple words the WordPress folder.
Now open up your browser and enter localhost in the url bar. Click on phpmyadmin and check the database name of the WordPress and delete it.
How To Reinstall WordPress Without Losing data?
Now to reinstall WordPress from scratch, we need to download a fresh copy of WordPress.
After download, the WordPress open up Cpanel and upload the WordPress zip file. Once files are upload unzip the folder.
Now create a database and user by going to MySQL databases option in cpanel.
You just have to enter the database name and user name. Visit your WordPress website and enter all the information which is required for example database name, username, host, etc.
In next step WordPress will ask you to enter information about a site.
After that WordPress will finish the installation process. Go and open up the WordPress dashboard and delete all the default contents.
To Import your all data including post, Page, categories, tag and other contents. Go to Tools >> Import and click the install now link under the WordPress.
Once its installed WordPress importer then clicks on the upload file and import.
Now select the XML file we have downloaded earlier. Create a new user and WordPress will assign all data to that user.
WordPress will now import all your content, and your website will be live as it was before.
Now install all the important and required plugins one by one to enhance the functionality of a site.
Upload the wp/content folder we have download before to cpanel aswell. Here is the video to uninstall and reinstall wordpress.
Uninstalling WordPress form Bluehost hosting is a very easy. Here are the step to delete WordPress from Bluehost.
1. Login to your WordPress Bluehost cpanel.
2. Under the software/Services tab, select WordPress and hit.
3. There will be your install WordPress on different websites. If you have only one site, you will find it on My Install section.Now click on uninstall under the specific website URL.
4. Now Bluehost will ask about the reason to uninstall. Select any option and click ok.
so we have successfully unistall wordpres from bluehost.
In this tutorial we have given you three methods for uninstalling WordPress and then reinstalling it without losing data or content.
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