Reinstalling WordPress Plugins

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The Problem

As I’ve discussed before wordpress plugins do not always play nicely and sometimes you’ll need to reinstall your plugin, but like me you probably don’t want to re-configure a plugin (particularly a complicated one) so what can you do?

How to Reinstall WordPress Plugsin the Easy Way

Thankfully Julio Potier has crafted a plugin to help you deal with this conundrum. Simply install his Force Update Plugin and you can select the misbehaving plugin and reinstall it, with the configuration intact. Perfect.

Useful Tips

I can a folder of these single-use plugins so I can delete them once I’ve used them and always have a copy when I encounter the problem again.

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