How to Restart a WordPress Site – Reset WordPress The Fast Way

How to Restart a WordPress Site – Reset WordPress The Fast Way

Are you wanting to reset your site back to the very basic WordPRess installation? This isn't a common need or something that needs to be done often but it is helpful to know how to do this. In this video, we'll show you how to restart a WordPress site the fast way.

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Before resetting your website we would recomend creating a backup in case you want to restore your content. For what tool to use, we have multiple options we recommend in our article below:

For this tutorial we will be using the WP Reset plugin which can be found under Plugins, Add New or using the link below:

Once you have installed and activated the plugin you should be able to go under Tools, WP Reset in your admin dashboard. On the page you would want to scroll down to the Reset Site section and type in reset once you are ready to reset the site. BEFORE you make this change we would strongly recommend creating a backup of your site should you need to restore the site or need any content that is about to be removed.

A confirmation message should pop up to ask if you are certain you want to reset the site that you would click once you have your backup setup and you are ready. The page should show a 'Resetting in progress' message for a few seconds depending on the size of your site and then your site will be restarted.

You should be redirected to your dashboard home page and see a message that your site has been reset. Depending on your selections when resetting your site, your theme and/or plugins will either be inactive or active. Your posts and pages will be removed and your media library will be emptied.

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  1. Farhan Mahesar on June 29, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Hi sister, kindly make a video on migration from blogger to siteground wordpress. Please sister

  2. Ömer Albayrak on June 29, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Hello, can you show me how to make a link?

  3. mat nice on June 29, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial as always! Question, will the files created in your host (cpanel) be deleted as well? Or just on the WordPress platform?

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on June 30, 2020 at 12:31 pm

      The files connected to your WordPress site would be deleted. It would depend on what you mean by files created in your host for the specifics.

  4. Jerome Greene on June 29, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Could you make a video on autoblogging and how to customize your rss feeds by keywords

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on June 30, 2020 at 12:31 pm

      We will take a look at the possibility in the future 🙂

  5. Kate Lavender on June 29, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I’m a big fan of all ur videos but I am still waiting on a website for podcasters or EDD. Thanks!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on June 30, 2020 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you for your suggestion 🙂

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