How to Reset Your WordPress Database to Default Settings



Have you found a need to reset your WordPress site to the default settings? We’ve had users reach out to us about needing to bring their WordPress site back to the settings of when it just started out. In this video, we will show you how to reset your WordPress database to the default settings.

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For this tutorial we will be using the WordPress Database Reset plugin found here:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-database-reset/

Before resetting your content, we would recommend creating a backup for safety. With the plugin installed and activated, you would go under Tools, Database Reset to choose what tables to reset. You can select specific tables to reset or the plugin gives the option to select all tables.

You can decide to reactivate your plugins and theme or not depending on your preference. With that selected, you will add the security code and press submit. The plugin will give you a final warning and as soon as you hit the Okay button it will begin the process of removing your content.

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16 thoughts on “How to Reset Your WordPress Database to Default Settings”

  1. Thank you heaps! I found this tutorial after searching for a one for about 1 hour.. it was one heck of a long hour trust me.. And this is the last one I had to watch, coz this worked! Thank you!

  2. Hi there! So I’m new to creating my website.. I signed up thru Bluehost for WordPress and have my domain/tag line established… my site is all over the place and i want to start over from scratch. Will doing this keep the original info (domain, account, tag line info) created during set up? And then just allow me to start over with what is visually seen

  3. hello thank you for this tutorial. the only thing with me is. I installed my theme and 3 plugins again like they ask. only when I look at my site there is nothing left of what shoot be there. no pictures, reservation, menu no nothing just some headers . I don't know what to do.

  4. Thank you for this ma'am. I have a query. How do I hide domain privacy details from WHOIS? I realized that all my details are shared on WHOIS without my consent. I want to hide them. Can you please guide me on this? I created a website through Bluehost ( by following your tutorials 😀 )

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