How to disable Wordpress plugins through PHPMyAdmin

Wordpress is php based, and due to this there is times where the php index page cannot load after an upgrade due to incompatible plugins. You can disable this without logging into the site in case the wp-admin page is unavailable.


  1. Log into phpmyadmin
  2. In the list of databases find the database contained in the wp-configuration file under database_name
  3. Go to wp-options table
  4. Find Active plugins table
  5. The table will hold a line of code that looks like this A : 1 : {#} change this value to A : 0 : {}
  6. Then save this will disable them without logging in.


Copy the previous code back into the cell to reactivate them at once. 

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2016-06-03 15:31
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