A wordpress plugin was locking in out of the admin log-in. FTPing in and renaming the offending plugin didn’t do the trick – it just broke the whole site. So I knew I needed to deactivate all plug-ins so I could get back in.
Thanks to Jeff Star’s post here, it was easy-cheesy and I was able to zip into PHPmyAdmin to quickly disable all plugins in a WordPress install. Here’s part of his post:
In the blink of an eye..
Before beginning, make a backup copy of your database. Then, login to your database using phpMyAdmin (or whatever), and navigate to the “
active_plugins” column of the “
wp_options” table using the following SQL query (edit the default WordPress table prefix “
wp_” if needed):
SELECT * FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins';Once the
active_pluginscolumn appears, click to edit it. You will see something similar to the following, depending on the number and type of plugins you have installed:
active_plugins” field. Click save and done. Again, don’t forget to backup your database before editing it
There is more info at his post and I suggest going over and checking it out. He also has quick ways to nuke and enable plugins.