How to Uninstall WordPress on InMotion Hosting
WordPress is the #1 content management system (CMS) powering millions of websites across the globe, but the software is extremely versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes. Whether you run a small blog or a large corporate website, you can implement the popular CMS to create and build your digital footprint.
Although WordPress is among the most popular CMSs, it’s quite possible to remove the platform from your website. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll show you exactly how to do that, including how to prevent WordPress from popping up on other websites you may submit content to.
Step one: Uninstall the WordPress apps from your iPhone or Android device
The first thing you need to do is uninstall the WordPress app from your iPhone or Android device. The official WordPress app provides a handy tool to create and edit posts and pages from your cell phone, as well as to log in and out of WordPress.com from your phone. Naturally, you don’t need to have the app to use WordPress, but it does provide a convenient way to access WordPress.com content from anywhere.
Step two: Disable WordPress in the iOS App Store
After removing the app, you must disable WordPress from being able to launch whenever you want from your iPhone. To do this, open the iOS App Store and search for WordPress. When the results come up, click the uninstall button to remove the app. Next, scroll down and tap the edit button at the bottom of the app’s description. Then, under the Settings tab you will see a toggle allowing you to activate or deactivate WordPress. Turn it off to prevent the app from popping up when you launch the App Store again.
Step three: Delete the WordPress folder from your computer
Just like with your iOS device, you must first remove the WordPress folder from your computer to prevent the software from launching when you browse to a certain folder or disk space. If you have Windows 10, click the Start button and select System Tools from the left-hand panel. Then, click on the Folder icon at the top right of the window to display your hard drive. Navigate to the WordPress folder and click on the Delete button to remove the folder.
The previous steps will uninstall WordPress from your device and remove the app from your computer. However, it’s possible for WordPress to restore itself if you don’t do this correctly the first time around. If you are still running WordPress 4.9.x or lower, then you must first upgrade your site to at least the version 4.9.2 before continuing.
Step four: Visit the WordPress.org forums for more help
The WordPress.org forums are a great place to get technical support for the CMS. You can browse through hundreds of questions and answers or post your own question seeking help. It’s also a great place to find developers who are willing to answer your questions about customizing WordPress or integrating it with other apps and platforms.
Step five: Secure your WordPress installation
WordPress is a very popular CMS, so it’s quite possible that your site has already been compromised. When this happens, you should take appropriate action to secure your installation. There are a few basic things you can do to prevent a malware attack, such as using a restricted password for administrative areas of the site (keep it simple and easy to remember), installing a trusted and up-to-date anti-virus program on your system, and regularly changing your passwords for other online accounts.
Malware such as ransomware will encrypt all your files on your hard drive and demand a bitcoin ransom to decrypt them. Luckily, you don’t need to pay the ransom and can restore your files for free using undeletable backups.
Step six: Contact your website’s hosting provider
The final step of the process is to contact your website’s hosting provider and ask them to remove the WordPress folder from your server. If you are using InMotion Hosting, then log in to your account and navigate to the Shared Files panel on the left side. Find the WordPress folder and click on the remove button to have it removed.
You have now successfully removed WordPress from your device and computer. If you have additional questions about how to remove WordPress from your device or have other tips and tricks to share, then leave us a comment below!