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WordPress fix Reply To: how do I re-enable a plugin if I can’t access the Web interface?

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by bennetthaselton, Nov 14, 2017 at 12:05 AM.

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    Reply To: how do I re-enable a plugin if I can’t access the Web interface?, by bennetthaselton

    Thanks James!

    I will try that but I’m temporarily stuck on a different problem. GoDaddy got the WordPress site back up by renaming the plugins directory to plugins.bak, and then creating an empty directory called plugins. Now I can get into WordPress again but of course all our plugins are no longer installed.

    So I thought I could do what you suggested by renaming the empty plugins folder to plugins.empty, and renaming plugins.bak back to plugins. I *thought* that would bring back the “Fatal error” message from bloyal.php, however I am still seeing the same state as when the empty plugins directory was created — WordPress is accessible but it says I have no plugins installed.

    I assume after renaming plugins.bak back to plugins, I have to re…something…something, in order for WordPress to become aware again of the plugins directory. What do I do though? I am on shared hosting with GoDaddy, using cPanel; I don’t see an option to restart the web server.

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