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How to fully uninstall a WordPress plugin

A website is a necessity for any entrepreneur or small business owner, but even more so when you’re just starting out. A great business website allows you to be found and contacted while giving potential customers an idea of the goods or services you provide. Nowadays, entrepreneurs have tools and resources to do almost anything they need when starting a business. There are a lot of things that can help enhance a WordPress site. Adding things like Plugins to these sites may seem old to some people but they can definitely be of use. Uninstalling a plugin should be rather easy for people but in some cases, it is not easy at all. It takes a lot of different steps to fully uninstall it. One of the reasons as to why it is so hard is because plugins store data.

Key Takeaways:

When a plugin no longer works or is not needed then remove it so it doesn't slow your computer down.

The uninstall should be simple but isn't always and might require assistance.

Step by step instructions to uninstall provided are easy to follow.

“Deleting plugins is not always as straightforward as it appears. A lot of information can be stored by plugins both in the filesystem and the database, and plugin developers vary on the thoroughness of their uninstall routines.”

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