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Activate and deactivate plugins in WordPress

WordPress offers a large number of plugins to add functionality to your site. They range from anti-spam comment filters to helping you build a small-scale social network. You can easily activate or deactivate plugins to add or remove certain features or for troubleshooting purposes.

Note: You have to install a plugin before you can activate or deactivate it. In case you can't log in to WordPress, you can deactivate plugins in your database or with FTP.

  1. Sign in to WordPress.
  2. From the left-side menu, select Plugins.
  3. Select all the plugins you want to activate, or select all the plugins you want to deactivate.
  4. Select Bulk Actions > Activate (or Deactivate), and then select Apply.
    Activating and deactivating plugins from the WordPress dashboard

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