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How to Deactivate WordPress Plugins

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Plugins can help you add functionality to your website, but it is sometimes necessary to deactivate and remove a plugin from your WordPress site.

Deactivate a Plugin

To deactivate a plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the WordPress Admin interface
  2. In the left sidebar, click Pluginsplugins image
  3. Find the plugin you want to deactivate and click Deactivatedeactivate image

If successful, a message bar will appear at the top of the Plugins page with the message, “Plugin deactivated.”message image

Updated on February 4, 2019

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