Should I Uninstall WP and Reinstall?

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James Huff

(@macmanx)

Volunteer Moderator

No need to uninstall everything and start over. 🙂

If you want to clean things up though, first make a backup https://developer.projectdmc.org/advanced-administration/security/backup/ (it’s a good idea to keep regular backups anyway) and then run https://projectdmc.org/plugins/wp-sweep/

Thanks, James!! I just have one followup question. When I do the backup the way you recommend, does it store in on the same server or am I downloading and holding it on my PC??

Moderator
James Huff

(@macmanx)

Volunteer Moderator

There are a few methods and plugins mentioned in that article. Some download to your computer, some store on the server, and some store on a third-party cloud.

The one detailed in specific steps there will download to your computer, which would be good for this time and is just fine every time for a lot of folks, but you might want to branch out to a plugin-powered, automated, and cloud-hosted solution as your site grows.

 

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