If you activate or update a plugin and it breaks your site so that you cannot manage it via wp-admin, how can you disable the plugin?

  • all of these answers
  • Access the WordPress install via WP-CLI. Run the following command: wp plugin deactivate offending-plugin.
  • Access site files via FTP and navigate to /wp-content/plugins/. Delete the folder of the plugin that you would like to disable or simply rename it.
  • Use phpMyAdmin to change the wp_options table’s active_plugins option value to a:0:{}.
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