How to Manually Activate a WordPress Plugin

Occasionally, deactivating a WordPress plug-in can bring on the white screen of death. This generally occurs if the site or other plug-in are interdependent on each other. Obviously, when this occurs, the admin is unable to access the plug-in screen to activate the plugin.  Hopefully, there is a backup with files AND database that you can restore.

If not, according to a Stack Exchange forum post, you must edit the WordPress database.  Specifically, the row “active_plugins” on the “Options” table is the record that will need to be updated.  Don’t forget, backup your database. No need to make things worse.

Read the solution on Stack Exchange – Activate a plugin through PHPMyAdmin.

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