I did the 1 click install of WordPress / Ubuntu 20.04. How do I initiate a re-install of just WordPress. Complete re-install wiping out original one.

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Hi @rggosf,

You can use the Rebuild Droplet option from your Control Panel. To do that, go to your Control Panel —> Droplet –> Destroy menu –> Rebuild Droplet –> Select Image –> Here you can type in WordPress and see your available images.

Once you have found the image, click Rebuild and wait for it to finish it process. Once it has finished, you can SSH and restart the installation process of WordPress.

Regards,
KFSys

Hello, @rggosf

If you access the droplet via ssh you should be prompted to complete the installation again and you can use different domain name this time.

You can also delete the previous installation and install WordPress using the same domain name as well and then re-initiate the install script.

The other option will be to spin up another droplet using the marketplace app which was already mentioned by kfsys.

Regards,
Alex

  • Thanks - I had already setup WP via SSH using the IP address. When I got the domain and went in to setup SSL, I couldn’t see a way to change the IP address to the domain name.

    • Hi,

      You can also try to change the domain name in the database as well.

      As mentioned you can also delete the previous installation and install WordPress using the same domain name as well and then re-initiate the install script.

      Let me know how this goes.

      Regards,
      Alex

  • Thanks - deleted the droplet, created a new one, everything worked as advertised.

Hello
There are alot of wordpress plugins available to do that work for you with only one click
You can decide what to remove
only themes or only plugins or only post or everything

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