Installing and Deleting WordPress Plugins Manually
I would have had this post published yesterday, but after hours of wrestling with some video software that, for some unknown reason, has decided to no longer work properly, I have to confess that I just gave up and, as it was so late anyway, I just went to bed.
Now, on a new day, even though the software is still causing me headaches, I can at least approach things with a fresh mind and the priority is to get this post published.
So, recently I’ve had a couple of people asking me for help with regards to the installation and removal of WordPress plugins. While WordPress itself makes the process very easy, there are times when things may not be quite so easy and even downright troublesome.
So I thought that it would be a good idea to make a quick tutorial outlining how you can easily install and remove plugins manually if necessary.
Check out this short video tutorial that shows you both how to upload and install a plugin without using the WordPress dashboard and also how to delete a troublesome plugin in the same way:
I hope that you found this video helpful. Just a note, though, regarding deleting plugins in the way I demonstrate in the video. I wouldn’t recommend that you use this approach as a matter of course. Rather, I would recommend only doing so in an emergency, for example if a plugin is prohibiting you from accessing your dashboard.
If a plugin makes changes, deposits files, etc then the WordPress uninstall process should (it doesn’t always!) undo all that.
If you have any other things that you would like help with or you feel would be good subjects for a video, please let me know in the comment below.
Next week I’m going to talk about why you may or may not need an S.O.S.
Think you know what I’m on about? Perhaps you’re right, but I guess you’ll have to stop by again next week to be sure… 😉