This plugin adds a button to the top of
wp-admin/plugins.php. When clicked, every plugin (except for this one) will be deactivated. However, all active plugins are remembered.
After the plugins are deactivated, a button will appear to reactivate them. This will reactivate only the plugins that were active before – plugins that were inactive will not be enabled.
This is helpful for users who need to troubleshoot plugin conflicts by deactivating plugins in bulk. Without this plugin, you’d have to reactivate plugins based on memory. If there are a lot of plugins running on the site, with numerous plugins that are disabled, this can be difficult to do without first creating a list of what was active and inactive.
With the Plugins Deactivator plugin, you can easily disable all plugins at once. With one more click, you can restore your plugins to where they were before.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
- Search for Plugins Deactivator in the Add New Plugin section of the WordPress admin
- Install & Activate
- Download the zip file and upload
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Do you offer support for this plugin?
If you have any questions, feel free to post a thread on the support forum.
Contributors & Developers
“Plugins Deactivator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Improve check for excluding this plugin from Plugins_Deactivator->deactivate_plugins().
- Bump WordPress Test up to version
- Initial release