How to Deactivate and Delete a Plugin in WordPress?

If your plugin is not in use or you wish to deactivate it, you can do this from the WordPress admin dashboard. You can also delete deactivated plugins.


1. log in to your WordPress admin dashboard.

2. Under the dashboard menu, hover your mouse over "Plugins" and then click on "Installed Plugins".



3. If you want to deactivate the Hello Dolly plugin, for example, click on Deactivate, which appears at bottom of the Hello Dolly text.



How to Delete a Plugin in WordPress?
Once a plugin is deactivated, the delete option will appear.

Go to the Installed Plugins list and click on the Delete link which shows at the bottom of the deactivated plugin's name. It will display a confirmation. Press OK and the plugin will be removed.

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