Re-Installing WordPress

There are times when it’s appropriate to reinstall the latest version of wordpress. This is not nearly as scary as it sounds, especially if you use the one-click install for WordPress that mosts hosts provide.

  1. Via FTP,  rename the root folder of your website. I tend to append the folder name with .old.
  2. In your Control Panel, remove the now renamed installation from the installations list. Removing it from the list will not delete the files in the renamed folder from your site.
  3. Create a new WordPress install using the one click install system. The new directory should be the same as the .old one.
  4. Replace the contents of the wp-config.php file from the .old site in the new site’s wp-config file.
  5. Replace the wp-content folder from the .old site to the new. I usually rename the new wp-content by appending it with .fresh and then bring the old one in.

 

Sure looks weird around here....

Remember the website I had 10 years ago that said ‘The Shoemakers’ children never have any shoes?’ I’m here again to say I’m too damn busy with projects to make this website prettier for now, but I had to disable those items that were not serving my site.

 

Don’t use old tech, kids! Just like I tell my clients. If you let your site get out of date, it’s not secure.