WordPress is the most popular content management system for developing websites and blogs. It provides a multi-user platform with simple interface that anyone can use. Sometimes you could mess up your whole site, while trying out new features, or while customizing the themes.
If things get totally out of hand, you will have to reset your whole website, which means you have to reinstall WordPress altogether. The good news is that with the help of WP Reset, you can reset WordPress websites in the quickest and most convenient ways possible.
WP Reset is a WordPress plugin that allows users to reset their pages completely, without having to reinstall WordPress. The Croatian company Web Factory Ltd that has made this plugin has specifically designed this to help on-developers use WordPress easily.
How does the WP reset plugin work?
This plugin can be installed and activated easily by the steps mentioned below.
- Step 1: Go to the WP Reset plugin’s page and download it. You can install the plugin by going to wp-admin then plugins and add new.
- Step 2: In wp-admin, click on tools where you get a WP reset option.
- Step 3: Click on that option and read all the instructions provided carefully to understand what will be deleted and what will not. Also, remember that you cannot undo the reset.
- Step 4: You have to type in the action word “reset” and press the Reset WordPress button.
What will happen to the user who is currently logged in?
If your WordPress page has a few different users installed with a few different roles, then when you reset your page, all other users and their identifications get deleted except for an admin account. You will have to again log in and log out of the current user who is logged in.
To find the correct admin ID, you can initially use a single admin ID and give the other users other roles. In this way, you will not forget the ID.
How to use the plugin?
When you click on tools, you will find a new menu option after you have installed the plugin. If you want to reset, then you can clock on it and you will see numerous options to take action. For example, you can check the box for only resetting the theme, or the other plugins, or the content, etc.
When can you use this plugin?
This plugin is helpful if you want to develop your WordPress page and want to try different settings. It is more of a development tool than a plugin. You can revert to any of the changes instead of having to manually reset the whole page every time.
The above-mentioned information shows how this plugin can make your WordPress use easier and quicker.
If you are reluctant about resetting your entire website, you could consider the WP redirect option. It can help in regaining the traffic from your existing web pages or posts, before removing them completely.