How to Reset WordPress Website Back To Default

How to Reset WordPressWordPress is covering almost 35% of the internet, which means 35% websites are built on WordPress and working perfectly.

Now with great outputs, WordPress is becoming the first choice for every non-tech person to build an online presence or create an online business.

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But sometimes you may face difficulties to perform changes to do something great. And I like to help those who do not know much about WordPress. So, today I am going to show you a fast, secure and reliable solution to a problem.

We may say that this is a problem if you do it manually. But don’t worry, you do not need to do any technical stuff, but I also show you how to do this thing manually.

Have you messed up? Don’t worry, let’s show you a way to reset your WordPress in single-steps automatically instead of doing it manually or moving towards C-panel.

There are a lot of alternatives to reset your WordPress, but I would like to share with you a simple and easiest way to do it. All you have to do is install a plugin, and you are ready to start over. Wait a minute..!

Why Do You Need to Reset Your WordPress?

Most of the peoples do that because they have messed up with their theme or content with some wrong SEO strategies or design, then at a point, they realize OMG…! What have I done? Now, let’s take a start from the start.

But do you know, most of the people’s sign in to their C-panel and delete their WordPress by manually or they remove their database or WordPress from the file manager. They don’t know that there is the easiest way to reset your WordPress website; all you have to do is install a plugin.

Now there is another thing to discuss. If you have messed up with only one thing or you want to reset your Themes or Plugins or Published content, then you can do that also instead of deleting all of your WordPress files.

With the high demands of peoples and having an eye on the possibilities, developers have managed themselves to build some excellent plugins which are entirely according to your needs, and believe me you will enjoy them.

The world is changing, and no one has enough time to put his/her heat in C-panel to reset things manually. They want a small, fast, and easiest way to perform changes. That’s why I came up with this article to give my reader an easy solution. So let’s take a start towards plugin.

Reset Through Plugins

There are a lot of plugins available in the market, but every plugin has its functionalities and flexibilities according to the needs of users. Some of them are arranged to reset your full website, and some are arranged to reset things one by one.

In the given list, I’m going to mention only those who are good and being used by thousands of peoples, and they all are good to go.

1) WP Reset – Most Advanced WordPress Reset Tool

2) Advanced WordPress Reset

3) WP Database Reset

4) MASS Users Password Reset

5) Customizer Reset

Please note that, after performing the reset, you will not be able to get your data back, there is only one way to get deleted data back, and that is “Backup.” I always recommend performing a backup of your website if you are going to implement new changes on your website.

So, first backup your website if your data is important or you have doubts about using it or not. Let’s have an eye on each plugin one by one, how they work, and what options they provide to reset your WordPress based website.

1) WP Reset – Most Advanced WordPress Reset Tool

This WP Reset plugin allows you to

  • Delete Transients (By using this tool, All of your transient related database entries will be deleted)
  • Delete Plugins (All plugins will be deleted instead of WP Reset, which will remain active.)
  • Clean Uploads Folder (All files in the \wp-content\uploads folder will be deleted)
  • Empty or Delete Custom Tables (This tool affects only custom tables)
  • Reset Theme Options (This tool will reset all themes which use the WordPress theme modification API)
  • Delete .htaccess File (deletes the .htaccess file)
  • Delete Themes (Help you to delete all themes)

There is mentioned on every single tool provide by Wp Rest that “There is NO-UNDO. WP Reset does not make any file backups.”

If you want to go on with WP Reset – Most Advanced WordPress Reset Tool plugin, follow the steps below

1) Search the plugin from your Search panel by clicking on the “Add New” Plugin

add a new plugin in WordPress

2) Install and Activate the Plugin

Install WP Reset Plugin

3) Go to Tools=>Wp Reset, and you can get all these tools there.

WP Reset Plugin Tools Section

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2) Advanced WordPress Reset

As compared to the Wp-Reset plugin, the Advanced WordPress Reset plugin is not that flexible with you. It allows the toy to rest your entire database only. All the installed plugins will be deactivated after the reset process, and you will be redirected to the login page.

This plugin makes a fresh installation of your database. So, any data in your database will be deleted. It will keep your password as it was before.

If you want to go on with the Advanced WordPress Reset plugin, follow the steps below

1) Search the plugin from your Search panel by clicking on the “Add New” Plugin

2) Install and Activate the Plugin

Install Advanced WordPress Reset Plugin

3) Go to Tools=> Advanced WordPress Reset, and you can perform the reset by just writing the “Reset” in the given empty field and by clicking on the “Reset Database.”

Reset Database in Advanced WordPress Reset Plugin

3) WP Database Reset

This plugin is suitable for those who want to rest their database. You know that the database contains all of your posts, comments, links, or Meta details, etc. If you get rid of everything and want to take a fresh start with a completely new database, then WP Database Reset plugin is a good option for you.

There is a dropdown list of tables like users, user meta, posts, comments, links, options, post meta, terms, term_taxonomy, term_relationships, termmeta, comment meta, yoast seo links, and yoast seo meta, and you can select any of the given tables to reset.

If you want to go on with the WP Database Reset plugin, follow the steps below

1) Search the plugin from your Search panel by clicking on the “Add New” Plugin

2) Install and Activate the Plugin

Install WP Database Reset Plugin

3) Go to Tools=>Database Reset, and you can perform the reset by just writing the security code into the text box and clicking on the “Rest Tables.”

Database Reset in WP Database Reset Plugin

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4) MASS Users Password Reset

With this plugin, you can reset the password of your users who signed up on your website. It also contains a premium version with some extra features. You can perform Role-based grouping, Email notification with the new password, Multilingual Translation, Custom filter based actions with this plugin.

If you want to go on with the MASS Users Password Reset plugin, follow the steps below

1) Search the plugin from your Search panel by clicking on the “Add New” Plugin

2) Install and Activate the Plugin

Install MASS Users Password Reset Plugin

3) Go to Users=>MASS Users Password Reset, and you are ready to go.

WP Reset MASS Users Password Reset Plugin

5) Customizer Reset

With Customizer Reset plugin, you can reset your designed theme to its traditional design. I think that’s a pretty cool thing while customizing your website. When you are customizing your website and at the end you thing OMG…!

The hell I have done, let’s do it again. Then with this Customizer Reset plugin, you can just reset your customized theme to its routine or default situation.

If you want to go on with the Customizer Reset plugin, follow the steps below

1) Search the plugin from your Search panel by clicking on the “Add New” Plugin

2) Install and Activate the Plugin

Install Customizer Reset Plugin

3) Go to Customization of your WordPress theme and perform any changes. If you think these changes are not functional, then just hit the “Reset” button at the top of the left side.

WordPress Reset in Customizer Reset Plugin

That’s it, and you are ready to go. Just download any of these plugins according to your needs and perform your reset and try to build a new one with better ideas. But keep in mind all the implemented changes are irreversible. You could not get your data back after pressing the reset button.

So, if your website is essential and grabbing a lot of traffic and you want to perform a new start, then first create a backup of your website. There are a lot of plugins available in the market to create the backup of your website.

Some of them are free and some you have to purchase. If you do not want to use any plugin and you are good with technical stuff then, you can perform backup manually from your C-Panel.

WordPress is a user-friendly platform where you can perform any changes you want with the help of plugins. With the advancement in Software, Networking, and Internet technology market is full of great options.

Thousands of developers are working day and night to provide user-friendly solutions. But if you think you need a unique solution that is not yet available in WordPress Plugin’s market, then you can hire a developer to develop your plugin or theme according to your needs.

The plugins mentioned above are not only the ways to reset your WordPress website. You can perform it manually. Let me show you this.

Reset Your WordPress Manually

To reset your WordPress website manually, you need only one thing, and that is to access your C-Panel.

1) Login to your “C-panel

2) Go to “Softaculous apps installer“, and install the WordPress.

3) Now search for your database through your C-panel’s search box and delete it. That’s it, and your WordPress based website is removed.

Now you have to install WordPress again from Softaculous apps installer with a new password and other details. By installing the new WordPress, your database will be automatically created.

How to Delete your Plugins and Themes Manually

If you want to delete your plugins and themes manually. Just login to your C-Panel and go to the file manager. The file manager contains all the uploaded data of your website. You can manually delete anything you want to.

So, the file manager will be open in a new tab where you have to click on public-HTML. Publick-HTML contains all the files of your website (plugins, themes, content, pictures, etc.).

cPanel File Manager

After clicking on public-HTML, click on the wp-content folder. You can see the different folders. Move on to the “Plugin” folder if you want to delete your plugins, and if you want to delete your themes, then just move on to the “Themes” folder.

Right-click on the desired plugin or theme which you want to delete and click on “Delete.” Tick the “Skip the trash and permanently delete the files” option and click on the “Confirm” button. That’s it; your Theme/Plugin is deleted.

WP-Content Folder in cPanel

Keep in mind, every time you install or delete a plugin or theme, these are some parts or code stuff or some cache remains in the database, so you have to optimize your database to perform completely delete the theme/plugin files.

How to Optimize WordPress database

You can optimize your database with the help of a plugin named “WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache” or you can do it manually also.

To optimize your database manually

1) Login to your “C-Panel

2) Search for “phpMyAdmin” and click on it.

cPanel phpMyAdmin

3) Now click on your database. A list of tables will be open, select all of them and click on the “Optimize Table” from the list. You all the tables will be optimized in seconds.

Optimize WP Database in phpMyAdmin

You can perform these steps with the help of a plugin, which is a lot easier. Follow the steps to optimize your database

1) Click on “Add New” and search for “WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache” plugin. Install and activate it.

Install WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache Plugin

2) Click on “Scan,” and you will get a list of optimizable tables. Optimize them with a single click, and you are ready to go.

Final Thoughts

I hope that this article was helpful to you, and it has covered all the required fields for you. If you still have any questions or want to add up new things in it, then don’t hesitate and comment below. I am very responsive to reply to all the comments and help people out.

One more thing, don’t forget to share it with your friends, colleagues, and group members. I will help them to understand WordPress things better and add up some extra skills. Thank You.

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