How to Disable Specific Wordpress Plugin Other than WP-admin Dashboard?

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I have wordpress powered site and suddenly when i access my site shows some warning message and timeour error due to i am unable access the site due to error in better wp security wordpress plugin. To deactivate the plugin, i am unable to login my wordpress admin too.

Is there any way to disable the specific wordpress plugin without accessing wordpress dashboard?

When i search through google, i got some tips to disable specific wordpress plugin via MySQL. But i am complete newbie not a programmer or expert in php.

Will you help me to disable the specific plugin which causes the issue without logging to MySQL and make changes in it?

asked Jan 2, 2014 in Computers & Internet by Amit raj

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Hello amit

Here is the quick tip to overcome this issue.

1. Simply login to your FTP and rename the specific wordpress plugin folder which causes the issue. (illustration shown below for akismet wordpress plugin, not the plugin causes the issue in your site.

Login into Your Wordpress Site FTP

2. Rename the plugin which creates issue.

Rename the Specific Wordpress Plugin

Once you renamed it, the specific plugin got deactivated in wordpress backend automatically and you may able to login to your wordpress dashboard and troubleshoot or resolve the specific issue.

Good Luck.

answered Jan 2, 2014 by Divyaa (1,000 points)