Disabling a plugin
In case a plugin is causing an error that prevents you from accessing your Geeklog site (e.g. after a failed plugin install), here's what you can do to disable the plugin manually:
- Open your database in phpMyAdmin (or a similar tool - even the mysql command line shell will do if you have nothing else).
- Find the plugins table, usually called gl_plugins.
- In that table, find the entry for the plugin that you want to disable.
- Change the value of the field pi_enabled to 0 (zero).
Here's the SQL request to do this for a plugin named foo:
UPDATE gl_plugins SET pi_enabled = 0 WHERE pi_name = 'foo';
You should now be able to access your site again.
As of Geeklog 2.0.0 a Rescue tool is now included with the Geeklog Install. If you are having an issue with a plugin you installed during or after installing Geeklog you can copy back your install folder and run the install again. A link to the Rescue Tool can be found on the installs main page in the top right hand corner.