If you have a WordPress website you may experience some difficulty in your existing installation and want to re-install it from the ground. Possibly, what we are doing is deleting the database and configuration files first and then replaced with WordPress configuration sample file and will create a new database. Then do the whole thing one more time! A tedious task!
Reset WordPress Website Manually (Without a Plugin)
The first step is to backup your WordPress database and wp-config.php file and then deletes your WordPress database, wp-config.php file, unused themes, plugins, media and other files. You need an FTP software like Filezilla (https://filezilla-project.org) or have access to your file manager in the hosting control panel to do it. Deleting your database will also delete all of your WordPress sites settings, contents, and pages. Deleting the wp-config.php file deletes all the information about your database and it’s login credentials. Remove unnecessary files, plugins, themes, media from your hosting disk drive. Now add a new database, write down the database name, username and password for the installation purpose. Check wp-config-sample.php file is available in your installation folder, if not obtain it from a new WordPress installation setup file from the WordPress website (https://wordpress.org/download/) and placed it on the installation root folder (possibly in your website’s public_html folder). Now run the WordPress installation script by adding /wp-admin/install.php to the end of your domain name (http://yourdoamin.com/wp-admin/install.php). Follow the steps to complete the installation. You are done!
Reset WordPress Website Using Plugin
You don’t want to do the whole task anymore. You can rest the WordPress without losing your files, themes, and database. After resetting site title, WordPress address, site address, site language, search engine visibility settings as well as the current user will be restored by the plugin. By this time you will be logged out, automatically logged in and finally the plugin installation has taken you to the admin dashboard.
WP Reset plugin quickly resets the site’s database to the default installation values without modifying any files. It deletes all customizations and content. WP Reset is fast and safe to use and it has multiple fail-safe mechanisms so you can never accidentally lose data. WP Reset can access through the ‘Tools’ menu. All posts, pages, custom post types, comments, media entries, users
all default WP database tables will be deleted. But did not delete the media files, they’ll remain in the wp-uploads folder but will no longer be listed under Media. No files are touched; plugins, themes, uploads, site title, WordPress address, site address, site language and search engine visibility settings are preserved.
This plugin resets the WordPress database back to its defaults. It deletes all customizations and contents. It does not modify files, it only resets the database.
This plugin resets the WordPress database to the default installation. It deletes all content and custom changes. It will only reset the database.
Advanced WordPress Reset
Advanced WordPress reset plugin will reset your WordPress Database back to its first original status in order to make a fresh installation without going through WordPress traditional installation. This plugin will help you saving time especially if you are a developer and you have to install WordPress from scratch every time.