The post explains how I uninstalled the plugin with bug that made whole of my blog unusual. This is the manual process of plugin removal.
It’s funny. Really funny!
I do not install plugins in my blog without checking the details; without knowing whether it is compatible to the recent version of WordPress I’m using or not.
I was setting up my new blog, and you know how tedious is the task to do everything. Install WordPress, Theme, Plugins, Widgets and customize all those configurations! Uff! It’s a lot of tasks.
If everything goes right, you are lucky and will smile at the end of day. What if your blog shows error after you click Install for a plugin?
This happened when I was installing Social Karma 1.0 on my WordPress 3.1.1. I was even more frustrated to know the whole of my blog was down. Even the homepage displays the same error message. Look at the address bar!
Now I can’t go to WordPress backend to disable that plugin and uninstall it from there.
I had not installed that plugin without checking properly. Look at there – the compatibility up to WordPress 3.1.1
But this happens! Don’t get scared – this is normal phenomenon.
How to uninstall plugins manually?
On my previous tutorial when I was talking about Installing Plugins Manually and Automatically, Alex from Jocuri asked if we need to know manual process too?
Now my blog is locked. I can’t navigate front end. I can’t log on into dashboard. I don’t have any other way out to remove that faulty plugin and bring my site back to live again.
The solution is not as scary as the manifestation. If you are completely unaware of the WordPress file system and its way of registering themes, plugins and widgets, you’ll guess it must be tough task to troubleshoot. But the reality is just opposite!
Follow the procedure below:
Logon to your site through FTP. You can use any FTP client. My favorite is FileZilla. Even your host provides some sort of file manager to copy, move, delete and so on.
Navigate up to /public_html/ <hosted_folder> /wp-content/plugins
Every plugin installed are stored in plugins folder of wp-content folder inside your blog folder. A new folder is created every time you install a new plugin and removed the corresponding folder when you uninstall a plugin.
Find the folder of faulty plugin – in my case it is Social Karma 01. Delete that folder.
If you have done everything correctly, the plugin is gone. Log on to your WordPress Backend. The plugin is deactivated and there is nothing to worry about!
So, we’ve learned how to install plugins manually and also remove them manually if they are faulty.
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