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WEBFI-WordPress-How to Reset Your WordPress Database to Default Settings



Have you found a need to reset your WordPress site to the default settings? We’ve had users reach out to us about needing to bring their WordPress site back to the settings of when it just started out. In this video, we will show you how to reset your WordPress database to the default settings.

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For this tutorial we will be using the WordPress Database Reset plugin found here:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-database-reset/

Before resetting your content, we would recommend creating a backup for safety. With the plugin installed and activated, you would go under Tools, Database Reset to choose what tables to reset. You can select specific tables to reset or the plugin gives the option to select all tables.

You can decide to reactivate your plugins and theme or not depending on your preference. With that selected, you will add the security code and press submit. The plugin will give you a final warning and as soon as you hit the Okay button it will begin the process of removing your content.

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19 Comments

  • CodeRevolution TV on November 28, 2019

    Thank you for your great tips. As a WordPress plugin developer, i have to congratulate you guys on the great work you are doing! 🙂

  • chandan soni on December 4, 2019

    I deleted a plugin from cpanel . Now my website show white page nothing there. I use to delete permanently delete . Please help me .

  • Nikki Swart on January 16, 2020

    Thank you for this tutorial! Does this clean everything off the database/server too?

  • Sofyen Alimi on February 23, 2020

    Thank you for your great tips.

  • Laurie Collee on March 17, 2020

    hello thank you for this tutorial. the only thing with me is. I installed my theme and 3 plugins again like they ask. only when I look at my site there is nothing left of what shoot be there. no pictures, reservation, menu no nothing just some headers . I don't know what to do.

  • Mathias Roman on May 20, 2020

    I cant download the plugin cuz its say i have a multi network or something what dose that mean?

  • Udit kumar Patra on May 29, 2020

    hey mam, i am facing some problem in WP, as themes is not showing in preview or while importing, m struck on white screen

  • Life of Leen on May 30, 2020

    Hi there! So I’m new to creating my website.. I signed up thru Bluehost for WordPress and have my domain/tag line established… my site is all over the place and i want to start over from scratch. Will doing this keep the original info (domain, account, tag line info) created during set up? And then just allow me to start over with what is visually seen

  • Aditya Pusnayke on July 12, 2020

    Hey thanks you

  • Juan Aguilera on July 17, 2020

    All the videos are for wordpress.org how about .com ( there is no plugins )

  • site Builders on August 2, 2020

    Thank you heaps! I found this tutorial after searching for a one for about 1 hour.. it was one heck of a long hour trust me.. And this is the last one I had to watch, coz this worked! Thank you!

  • Michael Whitmore on September 14, 2020

    wordpress blocks me from activating any reset plugins, is there any way around this?

  • Olgay Celik on September 18, 2020

    Would my products in woocommerce have been deleted ,too after resetting. I am not happy with my theme,so I need to change it.

  • Trent Kennelly on September 18, 2020

    Fantastic! I'm always nervous about pressing the big red button though haha.

  • Adams Ben Channel on December 11, 2020

    Merci 👍

  • Theo L on January 5, 2021

    After reset my db i cannot reach my wordpress page i got : ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS i don't know what to do ..

  • Abhijeet Kumar on January 15, 2021

    Can you guide me how to reset plugin settings?? or how to make deleted plugin start from fresh/new???
    Basically I wan to restore all pages created by plugin and it's setting which was default…..

  • Arslan Ali on February 24, 2021

    Very good and short. Nice 👍🏻.

  • Andy H. Tu on April 4, 2021

    when doing this? Should i completely reset my cpanel data base too? Or does doing this in wordpress is enough to have a completely clean slate?

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