The Confusing but Bursting Guide on Reinstalling WordPress on GoDaddy
Have you heard of WordPress? Of course you have! It’s one of the most popular website builders in the world, can you believe it? Not only is it open-source software, but it’s also free and easy to use. You don’t even have to know how to code, unbelievable! Want to know what’s even more unbelievable? WordPress powers over 35% of the internet. Can you say, wow?
But wait, if you have a hosted WordPress site on GoDaddy, you might encounter issues like bugs, errors, or even hacking. Yikes! What do you do in that situation? You might need to reinstall WordPress. No worries, we’ll help you through it, but buckle up because it might get confusing.
Step 1: Backup Your Existing Site
Hold up, before we do anything, we need to create a backup of your existing site. Why, you may ask? It will serve as a safety net for whenever the reinstallation process goes haywire. You can use a plugin like UpdraftPlus to create your backup. Once you’ve backed up your site, ensure that it’s complete and save it safely.
Step 2: Access the cPanel
The cPanel, the control panel that lets you manage your website on GoDaddy. Remember that? Great! To access it, log in to your GoDaddy account and navigate to the My Products section. Find your hosting plan and then click to access the control panel. Once you’re in the cPanel, locate the Softaculous Apps Installer icon and click on it. Easy, right?
Step 3: Uninstall WordPress
You found the Softaculous Apps Installer icon! Fantastic! Now that you’ve accessed it, find the WordPress installation that you want to uninstall and press the Remove button. Voila! Confirm the action and wait for it to complete. This will delete all the files and database associated with the WordPress installation. Uh oh, did we lose you?
Step 4: Create a New WordPress Installation
You got this, I believe in you. After uninstalling WordPress, it’s time to create a new installation. Click on the WordPress icon on the home page of Softaculous Apps Installer. Choose your domain name from the drop-down list and fill out the installation details. Set your website name, admin username, and password then click on Install. Are you still with me?
Step 5: Import Your Backup
Feeling confused? Me too, but we’re not done yet. After the installation is complete, navigate to the WordPress dashboard, and locate the import/export function in the tools section. Upload the backup file you created earlier in step 1 then import it. This will restore your website to its previous state before the reinstallation commenced. Whew!
Step 6: Check Your Site
You can do a happy dance now, but don’t forget to check your website. Make sure everything looks correct by testing various pages and seeing if all the features and plugins are functioning accurately. Did we do it? Of course, we did!
By golly, we made it to the end. Reinstalling WordPress on GoDaddy is a straightforward process with Softaculous, but it’s still important to create a backup of your site first and verify that it’s complete. This guarantees that you can restore your site if there are any issues during the reinstallation process. Always remember to check your website after reinstalling to confirm that everything is working correctly. Now go treat yourself to a well-deserved break!