WordPress is the Free and best Content Management System which is used for blogging. It is very easy and user-friendly. You should use this platform because it is also SEO friendly. If your website has some problem and you want to re-install. So you should know about How to Delete WordPress Website.
How to Delete a WordPress Website or Blog using Various Methods?
There are three methods for deleting a WordPress Website.
- With the help of Softaculous
- You can delete it through cPanel.
- Delete Through FTP
How to Delete WordPress Website using Softaculous?
Step 1: Login into your cPanel through your username and password.
Step 2: Go to the Softaculous Apps Installer.
Step 3: You will see WordPress in Softaculous Apps Installer.
Step 4: Click on WordPress and You will see WordPress Installation.
Step 5: When will you open your WordPress installation. You will see many options. Click on Cross Mark (X) in Red buttons. This is used for removing the website.
When you will click on Red Cross Mark then it will ask for removing the WordPress Installations.
Step 6: It will remove your directory and database, user completely. So Click on Remove Installation in the blue button. After clicking on Remove Installation, it will ask for confirmation. Click on Ok and it will completely remove your WordPress website or blog installation form cPanel.
So it is a very easy process to remove your WordPress website or blog.
How to Delete WordPress Website or Blog using cPanel?
This method is manual deletion for a website or blog. Here you will delete Directory File and Database separately.
Step 1: Go to cPanel and click on File Manager.
Step 2: Open public_html file.
Step 3: Select all the files by clicking on Select All.
After selecting all the files, click on Delete, it will delete all the directory files. So your directory will empty.
Step 4: After deleting all Directory files, delete the database and database user.
a. So for deleting the database, Go to MySQL Databases in Databases.
b. Select the database, which is linked to your directory files.
c. Click on Delete. It will redirect you to that page where they will ask for permanently delete the databases.
d. Click on Delete Database. It will permanently delete your database.
e. After deleting the database, Delete the Database User in Current Users.
f. Click on Delete. It will ask for Delete Users.
Click on Delete User and it will permanently delete the user.
So by this method, you can manually delete a WordPress Website or blog. If any problem persists, you can use this method to uninstall the WordPress blog or website.
How to Delete a Website Using FTP?
Step 1: Login into your FTP ( Filezilla) Account through username, password, port no, host URL.
Step 2: After Connecting through FTP, your website file has shown on the right side.
Step 3: Go to public_html.
Step 4: Select all files and delete all files through right-clicking.
Step 5: After deleting all the directory files, delete the database from cPanel.
So this is another method to delete the WordPress website.
We recommend you to use the first method for deleting a WordPress website because the first method is easy and time-consuming. Apply the second and third methods, when you have to face the problem in the first method.
Tell us in a comment which method do you want to use.
Hey if you messed up the first installation and want to re-install it properly, here’s a guide for you
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