How to Delete All WordPress Content and Start Over?

WordPress is an excellent website platform for a variety of websites. As a website building platform and WordPress boasts an impressive feature set. WordPress is an amazing platform where so many businesses advertise their products, do marketing for their products, and WordPress facilitates them to reach a wider audience.

But Sometimes, your WordPress Website becomes so Laggy, and unresponsive because of so much unwanted media filled on your WordPress Website. So what If you want to delete all WordPress Content and start over new. Now you don’t need to worry, because this article will explain in detail and step by step process how to delete all WordPress content and reset your Database.

In this post, I’m going to show you that how to completely reset your WordPress site using Two different Plugins and how to add a backup for your site which will always keep you on the safer side.

How to Delete All WordPress Content?

To reset your WordPress site back to its Default state and delete all the existing content including themes and plugins, you need to follow the steps given below. Restarting or resetting WordPress is a process where you restore WordPress to the default settings. It is a similar process of restoring your phone to the default “factory settings”. So it’s always better to keep a backup of your site in case you want to recover it. We’re going to explain to you through the entire reset process, step by step and in complete detail.

Now we’re ready to move forward with how to delete all WordPress content and start over using a Plugin named WP Reset.

  1. First Open Your WordPress Website and click on the Dashboard option which is on the left side of the page.
  2. After entering the Dashboard menu, go to the Plugins section and select Add New
  3.  In the Search Engine, write advance database reset and install Plugin WP Reset and Activate it.
  4. Once the plugin is activated, you need to go to the Tools » WP Reset in your WordPress dashboard and scroll down to the Site Reset section of the page.
  5. Important: If you want to Delete existing themes and Plugins, click on Tools and choose an option to delete Themes and Plugins.

Important: Everything, which we’ll be doing in the next Steps will be a permanent move and it can’t be undone, so it’s better to keep a Backup of Your WordPress before permanently deleting all the content. Here, we’ll explain why it’s important to first create a Snapshot before deleting all content in WordPress. Remember, this Snapshot Feature isn’t a complete backup.

6. Go to Snapshots and select Create Snapshot, which is at the bottom of the menu.

Step- Snapshots >. Create Snapshots

Enter the Name of your Snapshot and click Create Snapshot.

After creating Snapshot, Go to the Reset Option.

Scroll down the Reset page and To reset your site, you need to type the word ‘reset’ in the confirmation field before clicking the red ‘Reset Site’ button.

A message will pop up asking you to confirm that you want to reset the site. Click ‘Reset WordPress’ to continue.

It will begin Your Reset Process and it’ll take some time to completely delete all WordPress content from your site.

After the Process is completed, you’ll see it at the homepage of your WordPress dashboard a success message at the top from WP Reset.

Next, We’ll look at How to Restore the Snapshot which we had created earlier.

How to Restore Snapshot using WP Reset

  1. Go To the  Tools » WP Reset, scroll down the page.
  2. Find your Snapshot and click on ‘Actions’ and select Restore Snapshot to retrieve your WordPress Database which you have deleted earlier.

Remember, this Snapshot feature is not always reliable, it’s always a better option to keep a separate backup of your WordPress. In this article, I’ll also explain how to Backup your WordPress Database using a Plugin.

How To Backup Your WordPress Using A Plugin

Step 1– Go to the Plugins option which is on the left side of your WordPress Dashboard and select ‘Add New‘.

Step 2- Search wpvivid backup in the Search Engine and Install the Plugin and activate WP Vivid Plugin. WP vivid is a completely free backup plugin that allows you to backup your websites locally as well as to some-off site storage such as Dropbox or your Google drive. it adds a new menu option on the left side of your WordPress Dashboard underneath Settings.

Step 3– Hover to the left side of your WordPress Dashboard and click on WP Vivid Backup and choose what you want to Backup. You can also save your backup locally or places like Google drive which makes it one of the best plugins to backup your WordPress website. Remember to check the box below Backup Now i.e. This backup can only be deleted manually.


In this article, we learned how to delete all WordPress content using a Plugin and how to keep a Backup of Your WordPress Website in case you want to retrieve it back. Hope this article helped you to delete or reset all content from your WordPress.

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