How to Delete Your Website Completely From WordPress
Most people think that once they’ve created a WordPress website, it’s difficult to delete it. Well, that couldn’t be more wrong! In fact, it’s quite the opposite: it’s actually very easy to do. In this article, we will show you exactly how to delete your WordPress website, along with all of its content and customizations, and start over again. This article will cover the following topics:
Why Should You Delete Your WordPress Website?
The first question you need to ask yourself is why should you delete your WordPress website? Well, here’s a short list of reasons why you might want to do so:
- You are dissatisfied with the results.
- The content isn’t engaging your audience.
- The design isn’t pleasing to the eye.
- The prices are too high.
- The service isn’t excellent.
- You are running out of space.
The Four Steps To Completely Delete A WordPress Website
Now, let’s get specific and show you the exact steps you need to follow in order to completely delete your WordPress website. Don’t worry: this isn’t something that the average person has to go through. In fact, you will discover that most WordPress websites, including this one, were designed with security in mind. So, even if you’re not tech-savvy, you won’t have any issues with this process. Let’s get started.
Step One: Delete All The Plugins
The first step in deleting your WordPress website is to delete all the plugins. Now, not all of them are created equal, so you need to be sure that you’re deleting the right ones. To do this, navigate to your WordPress dashboard and click on the plugins link at the top. This will bring you to a list of all the plugins that you have installed on your site. Remember: you can’t delete the WordPress core plugin, which is responsible for generating the website. You also don’t want to delete any of the plugins that come with your theme, as they are vital for the proper functioning of your site. After you’re finished, click the ‘Disable’ button next to each of the plugins, to confirm that you want to delete them. Now, some of these plugins may be quite large, so make sure that you’ve got plenty of disk space left on your server before you proceed.
Step Two: Clear The Site’s Content
The second step in deleting your WordPress website is to clear the content. This step is crucial, as it will prevent any backups from being created. If you’ve ever tried to restore a WordPress website from a backup, you’ll know how difficult this can be. Even then, there’s a good chance that you’ll have to start from scratch. So, in order to prevent any headaches down the line, it’s essential that you do this now.
To clear the content from your site, you will first need to navigate to your WordPress dashboard and click on the ‘Posts’ link. This will bring you to a list of all the posts on your site. If you’ve written any reviews or articles about products or services, you’ll see a listing of these types of posts below. From here, you can click on any post and click on the ‘Trim’ button, located at the top of the editing window. This will display a drop-down menu, with various options including ‘Delete Permanently’, ‘Trash’ and ‘Restore from Trash’. Select ‘Delete Permanently’ and click on the ‘Apply’ button. This will remove all the content from your post, including the link to the original source, the comment section and all the media files. Once you’ve deleted all the content from your post, you can click on the ‘Update’ button to save the change.
Step Three: Backup Your Site’s Content
The third step in deleting your WordPress website is to create a full backup of all the content. It’s easy to forget about this step, as you might think that it’s already been taken care of. However, you never know when something could happen and cause you harm or financial loss. This is why it’s important to back up your site’s content, just in case. The last thing you want to do is lose everything because of a system error or hack attack.
If you’ve followed the steps so far, you should now have a perfect excuse to take a break from working on your site for a while. You can go through the steps again, this time paying special attention to backing up your content. If you run into any problems during this process, don’t hesitate to contact your web host or service provider. They should be able to help you fix any issues that you might run into.
Finally, when you’re done, you can visit your site’s dashboard again and click on the ‘Settings’ link. This will bring you to a screen, where you can click on the ‘Webmaster’ link. From here, you can click on the ‘Delete Website’ button to confirm that you want to delete your site. Make sure you’ve got a clear conscience prior to doing this, as it’s not something that everyone should have to go through. But, for the peace of mind that this will provide, it’s definitely worth it.
How Do I Backup My WordPress Website?
If you’re looking for a way to backup your WordPress website, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll teach you how to do this, step by step, so that you can rest assured that you’re backing up your data and not risking the loss of any of it. To begin with, you will need to install a backup plugin for WordPress. There are many different backup plugins available and, for the best ones, you don’t need to have any special skills to use them. Simply visit the WordPress plugins page and download the one that suits your needs.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the plugin, you can go to the dashboard and click on the ‘Settings’ link. This will bring you to a page, where you can click on the ‘Backup’ link. From here, you can configure the backup settings, including the frequency with which you need the backups and whether you need them encrypted or not. When you’re done, click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to activate the new settings. You can now go back to the dashboard and click on the ‘Settings’ link again. This will bring you to a page, where you can click on the ‘Backup’ link, to see your backups. If you click on any of the images, you’ll be brought to a page, where you can download the backup file. Well done!
Why Is My WordPress Website Slow?
Another interesting question to ask yourself is Why is my WordPress website slow? Once you’ve answered this question, you will be able to identify the problems and solve them. Here are some of the common causes of a WordPress website being slow:
- Poorly optimized for SEO.
- Too many plugins.
- A/B Testing.
- Shiny, new themes with lots of features.
- Inconsistent caching.
If you’re looking for a way to make your WordPress website faster, you have a few options. You can either
- Optimize your site for SEO
- Reduce the size of your template-packed website
- Remove all the plugins
- Use a lighter theme
- Cache everything
- Reduce images
- Deploy to a VPS
- Use Cloudflare CDN
What Is A VPS?
A VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a web host that provides you with extra features, along with a greater degree of security, than you would get with a standard web hosting plan. You get the advantages of being able to host multiple websites, on one server, with very little effort. Typically, you will rent a VPS from a web host that also provides you with a free domain name. (More on domains in a bit.)