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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.

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