How To Reset AIOWPS Plugin shows you how to remove all entries in the plugin using the reset addon and more.
Last Updated: August 31, 2020
Latest News: Updated the documentation.
AIOWPS plugin is very powerful and requires some testing and a bit of reading to make sure you don’t run into issues when enabling some of the security options. It has many options available to help protect your site from intruders and more. We have added a lot of documentation to help you further understand each option. However many of you might run into issues while setting up AIOWPS plugin. I have written these instructions to help you reset the plugin and start from scratch.
These instructions are for those who have been blocked out from their site and have tried many different options to get back into their site as an administrators with no success. After you complete these steps you should be able to log back into your site as an administrator, enable the plugin and start configuring the settings from scratch.
What you need:
- All In One WP Security And Firewall
- Access to your site via FTP or cPanel file manager.
- Download Reset addon locally.
How To Reset AIOWPS Plugin
Step 1 ) Use cPanel file manager (or FTP) and temporarily rename this plugin’s folder. (Note: You can use this plugin wp-file-manager, if you don’t have access to your server and/ or an FTP software like filezilla installed in your computer/laptop)
Rename The Plugin Folder:
- Rename the plugins folder name from all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall to tmp-all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall, as illustrated in the following image. This process automatically disables the plugin in your site. (Note: If you still can’t log into your site, make sure you have cleared all the plugins entries from the .htaccess file.)
Step 2 ) Log into your site using the standard login link – ie, yoursite.com/wp-login.php. Then rename the folder back to its original name all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall.
Note: Make sure the name is correct, or else the plugin will not activate in your site.
Step 3 ) Install and activate All In One WP Security Reset Settings addon you downloaded from the link above.
Step 4 ) Go to Plugins -> Installed Plugins and deactivate All In One WP Security plugin and activate All In One WP Security Reset Settings addon as illustrated in the image below.
Step 5 ) Then click on Settings -> AIOWPS Reset in the sidebar admin menu as illustrated in the image below.
Step 6 ) Click on Reset Settings button as illustrated in the image below. This will clear all the settings from AIOWPS plugin.
Step 7 ) Next go to Plugins -> Installed Plugins and deactivate All In One WP Security Reset Settings addon and activate All In One WP Security plugin as illustrated in the image below.
Step 8 ) Then click on No button in the message displayed when AIOWPS plugin is reactivated as illustrated in the image below. This will make sure that no settings are included in the plugin. Now you can start setting up the plugin from scratch.
Step 9 ) The above steps removes all the code and including the following tags added by AIOWPS plugin in your .htaccess file.
Tags Added To .htaccess File
- # BEGIN All In One WP Security
- # END All In One WP Security
Step 10 ) If the above steps don’t help you and you are still having issues with our plugin, click on the following link Remove All In One WP Security Database Tables to remove the plugin completely from your site and server.
Note: These steps will remove the plugins tables and entries from your WordPress database, the plugin from your site and remove the plugins settings. So make sure this is exactly what you want to do.
The above steps should help you remove all aiowps entries from your settings.
If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this post from time to time. So keep coming back for the latest.
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