How to deactivate all WordPress plugins via the database

  1. Go to phpMyAdmin.
  2. Go to the “wp_options” table.
  3. Search for the field named, “active_plugins”.
  4. Edit the “active_plugins” field.
  5. Delete the value/contents of the “active_plugins” row.
  6. Save.

That’s it! All your plugins are now deactivated!

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