Here’s a step on how to disable a WordPress plugin from cPanel. There are some plugins that can shut down your site including your WordPress admin dashboard immediately they are installed or configured.
I have gotten same experience before when my website shut down including my WP admin dashboard immediately installed a particular plugin. I knew the problem was from the plugin I just installed.
Since I couldn’t login to my WordPress admin dashboard to disable and remove the plugin, I had to use my host cPanel to do that.
- Login to your cPanel.
- Click on ‘file manager’.
- Click on the + sign of WP-content folder.
- Click on the plugins folder.
- Select the plugin you wish to disable, right click on choose ‘rename’.
- Type in the suffix ‘-disable’ with the plugin name as shown below.
You can later go to your WP plugins section to remove the defaulting plugin.