Deleting UpdraftPlus is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few steps. As someone who has had personal experience with this plugin, I can provide you with detailed instructions on how to remove it from your WordPress site. Let’s dive in!
Step 1: Accessing the Plugins Page
To begin, log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to the “Plugins” section by clicking on “Plugins” in the sidebar menu. This will take you to the list of installed plugins on your site.
Step 2: Deactivating the UpdraftPlus Plugin
Scroll through the list of plugins until you find “UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore.”
Next, click on the “Deactivate” button located below the plugin’s name. This will turn off the plugin and stop it from running on your site.
Step 3: Deleting the UpdraftPlus Plugin
Once the plugin is deactivated, you will see a “Delete” link below its name. Click on that link to permanently remove the plugin from your site. A confirmation pop-up window will appear, asking you to confirm the deletion. Click “OK” to proceed.
Step 4: Removing UpdraftPlus Backup Files
Deleting the UpdraftPlus plugin alone will not remove the backup files it has created on your server. If you want to free up disk space, you can manually delete these backup files.
To locate the backup files, access your WordPress site’s root directory via FTP or your hosting control panel’s file manager. Look for a folder named “updraft” or “updraftplus” within the “wp-content” directory.
Open the folder and delete all the files and folders inside. Be cautious not to delete any other important files or folders in the process.
Removing the UpdraftPlus plugin from your WordPress site is a simple process that involves deactivating and deleting the plugin, as well as removing any backup files manually. By following these steps, you can easily remove UpdraftPlus and free up resources on your server.
Remember to always take a backup of your site before making any major changes or deletions to ensure the safety of your data.