At times when a user’s site crashes or has been hacked, it brings inconsiderable discomfort and panic to the user because of the fear that he or she may lose a few important content on the website.
Sometimes, the cause of these crashes are as a result of a new experimented plugin which affected that of the old plugins.
We all know that not all WordPress Plugins are compatible with each other..
But the truth is that there is also a remedy for such unforeseen occurrences. This article will quickly show you much easier actions to take when such happens.
Here are the steps you need to take in order to reset your website without losing content:
Installing the WP Reset plugin
This particular plugin is downloaded from the WordPress Repository which is accessible from the dashboard of the site itself.
From your dashboard you will see a list of options, click on plugins and “add new”.
On the search bar, type ‘WP Reset‘, then install and activate the plugin.
Backup your site
Once you have activated your WP Reset plugin, simply scroll down to “Site Reset”.
On the drop down menu you will see an option ” create a snapshot “, It is highly advisable you do this as this serves as a backup to your previous files if in the case you decide to change your mind.
This “create a snapshot” is just an essential backup feature which is inbuilt or let’s say its comes along with the WP Reset plugins package. That is to say it’s only relevant to only WP Reset
Reset your WordPress Website
Once you are done backing up your files , The next step is to simply type “Reset” a menu box drops down instantly asking you to confirm the action to be taken.
When this is done your website is good as new!! To check if your changes have been updated on your site, simply visit your homepage.
You may also ask what if I want to revert back to the previous website? How am I to go about that?
Well in that case it’s still that easy to do if you follow the some steps below:
- Click on the dashboard from the left hand side of the screen
- From the dashboard click on the tools from there the WP Reset is now accessible
- On the WP Reset page click on snapshots then on restore snapshots.
- When this is done click on visit site from the dashboard menu and you will find out that it has gone back to the previous site.
After Reading this article, you should be able to reset your WordPress Website Easily without loosing your content (posts, pages, categories, images etc).
If you have any questions on resetting your WordPress website, ask me in the comments and don’t forget to checkout related posts below. More WordPress Articles?