How to Deactivate All WordPress Plugins

Are you running a WordPress blog/website OR you are a WordPress developer? Sometimes your website/blog get the fatal error messages due to some WordPress plugin confliction OR syntax error in any of plugin files which you are currently using. Due to this, you are also not able to access your WordPress admin dashboard to fix this issues by disabling that WordPress plugin via wp-admin area.

How to Deactivate All WordPress Plugins

In this tutorial I will explain how to disable the all WordPress plugins of your WordPress website at once, os keeps your close attention in this post as I am going to share the simple and easy steps to deactivate all WordPress plugins when not able to access WP-Admin.

How to Deactivate All WordPress Plugins

There are two ways to deactivate the all WordPress plugins at once. Follow the below steps:

Deactivate all plugins using FTP

You can deactivate all plugins at once by using the FTP client like FileZilla. Login to your FTP account by using your server login credentials and navigate to the webRoot Folder/wp-content/ folder.

wordpress plugin folder

Inside the wp-content folder, rename the Plugins folder where all plugins installed on your website as plugins.deactivate.

deactivate wordpress plugin folder

Deactivate all plugins using phpMyAdmin

The FTP option is very simple and easy. There is another method to deactivate all plugins. Login to your server via Cpanel and search PHPMyAdmin from database section and click on PHPMyAdmin.

cpanel phpmyadmin

Select your database and browse the all WordPress database tables.

php myadmindb view

Now open the wp_options table and search the option_name as “active_plugins” and click on Edit option to change the option_value.


That’s all, You have successfully deactivated all plugins by using the PHPMyAdmin. now you can log in to your WordPress admin area and activate the plugin one by one. Hope this tutorial help you. Still need any help feel free to put your comments in the below comment sections and also do like & share this article with your friends, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn cool WordPress tutorials.

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