Let’s start with the steps of resetting a WordPress site. These steps are for manual resetting without any help from plugins. Resetting a WordPress site without plugins helps you to understand the WordPress installation’s fundamentals more clearly.
If you want to reset a WordPress website without plugins, you have to remove your current database and add a new one, remove your theme, plugin, upload files, and run the WordPress installing script again. We will break down the complete process below.
Firstly, you have to log into ‘cPanel’. Then you have to go to the ‘Database’ section by scrolling down. Now, you have to select ‘MySQL Databases.’ You have to find your WordPress database and select ‘Delete’ under the ‘Actions’ column.
Now, you have to scroll and find the ‘Create a New Database’ section. Here, you have to name the new database and select ‘Create Database’. The page will refresh automatically.
Next, you have to scroll again and find the ‘Add a User to a Database’ section. You have to select the previous username with all previous permissions and select the new database from the dropdown sections. Now you have to select ‘Add’ and go to the option ‘File Manager’ in ‘cPanel’.
Now, you have to select the folder ‘public_html’. Then you have to select the folder ‘wp_content’ and remove it. Thus, you will delete your theme files and plugin.
Your site is fully reset, but you have to return to the WordPress installing script to ensure your site’s functionality. You have to write the domain name and add ‘/wp-admin/install.php’ in the address bar of the browser. Also, you have to fill in a form with information like your username, site title, etc. Now, you have to select ‘Install WordPress’. Then you have to log in with the username and password.
In short, these are the instructions for resetting a WordPress site. If you want to run your WordPress website effectively, it’s better to remember these instructions.