WordPress: How to Reinstall WordPress
Part 1: Uninstall Wordpress
Part 2: Manually install Wordpress
Other Methods of Reinstalling WordPress
You can reinstall WordPress by changing the database it uses. While simply changing the database can be quicker and easier to do, it will not produce a 'clean slate' versus the standard method of reinstalling WordPress.
- Change the table prefix in the wp-config.php file.
- Drop the existing database tables.
- Change the wp-config.php file to connect to a new empty database.
Important: If your database or website files have become corrupt in any way, a standard reinstall is recommended.