How to Uninstall via FTP

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It is strongly recommended to delete a plugin using the WordPress dashboard. In fact, it is also the easier way to uninstall plugins. Simply login to your WordPress dashboard, go to the Installed Plugins page and delete the plugin from there.

You can check out our How to Uninstall Molongui Authorship plugin support article. It provides a detailed step by step guide on how to delete that plugin.

That said, some WordPress plugins may refuse to uninstall the traditional way, so you’ll have no choice but to delete it with FTP.

To uninstall a plugin manually via FTP, just follow these steps below in order to deactivate (disable) WordPress plugin manually via FTP:

  1. Download and install an FTP client (for example, Filezilla or WinSCP), or see if your hosting provider has their own built-in FTP access tool.
  2. Open FTP client and enter your FTP access credentials (host, username and password) to access files on your server.
  3. Navigate to the “wp-content” folder.
  4. Open the “plugins” folder.
  5. Find the folder for the plugin to remove, right click it, and delete it.
Updated on January 21, 2022

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