[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is possible that as a WordPress site owner, you will need to reset your WordPress website.
Consider whether it makes sense for your WordPress site in terms of design, performance, and security. As with resetting your phone, resetting your site will erase all of your settings and customizations, so you’re starting over with a clean slate.
Why Should I Reset WordPress to Its Default Configuration?
There are a few reasons why you might want to restore your WordPress site to its default settings.
Assume you’ve been working on a new website but are dissatisfied with the customizations. Perhaps the branding is incorrect, or the load time is excruciatingly slow, and you’d rather start over than undo all of your customizations. Or perhaps you’ve been creating a site for practise as you learn more about WordPress. In either case, you can reset WordPress to start from scratch quickly and easily.
Perhaps you’re overhauling a client’s or your own website for a total website redesign. You’ve already built and tested a new website on a staging site, and you’re ready to go live. In that case, resetting WordPress might be a better option.
Perhaps you were hacked and now have junky code or spam in your plugin files, theme files, or posts and pages. You might prefer a reset rather than going through the back and front ends of your site.
Although WordPress allows you to reset a website through the admin dashboard, you may prefer to use a plugin instead. The quickest and easiest way to reset a WordPress site is to use a plugin. WP Reset is a well-known and reputable plugin for quickly resetting a WordPress site. Here’s how to make use of the free version:
1. Download and install the WP Reset plugin. You can do this right from your WordPress dashboard.
2. Navigate to Tools > WP Reset.
3. Navigate to the Site Reset section.
4. In the Confirmation field, type “reset.”
5. Select the Reset Site option.
6. A popup message will appear requesting confirmation that you want to reset your site. To proceed, click Reset WordPress.
7. Once the reset is complete, you will be redirected to the WordPress dashboard homepage, where you will see a success message.
You’re not finished yet. WP Reset by default deactivates theme and plugin files rather than deleting them. You can, however, use this plugin to delete these files as well. Simply follow the steps outlined below.
1. Navigate to Tools > WP Reset.
2. Navigate to the Tools tab.
3. Select the “Delete Themes” option.
4. Select Delete all themes from the drop-down menu.
5. A popup message will appear asking you to confirm your decision to delete your themes. To proceed, click Delete all themes.
6. Finally, click the Delete plugins button.
7. A dialogue box will appear asking you to confirm that you want to delete your plugins. To proceed, click Delete plugins.
Your website has been completely reset. You’ll need to install a new theme, add plugins, create new posts and pages, and customize your settings.
There are options for resetting WordPress if you want to completely redesign your website or fix a performance or security issue. Beginners will prefer a plugin, while advanced users may prefer to manually reset it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]