What is the Emergency Recovery Script?
Emergency recovery script is a standalone, single-file, WordPress-independent script created to recover a WordPress site in the most difficult situations.
When do you need access to the Recovery Emergency Script?
There are several situations you do not want to get in. But no matter the wishes, most WordPress users get stuck with the following problems at least once in their web lifetime:
- Access to the admin is not possible,
- Core files are compromised (accidental delete or malware),
- White-screen of death (nothing shows up but a blank sheet of digital paper),
- You can't log in for whatever reason,
- You need to restore a snapshot but can't open WP admin
- Your password-recovery emails are not coming through
- You activated a bad plugin or theme that blocked the entire site
This is where the Recovery Emergency Script will help you out!
- Scan Core Files - check the core files and reinstall them with a single click if necessary.
- Reset WordPress - reset the WordPress database without logging in to your site.
- Snapshots - get a list of all your available snapshots or upload one, and restore them via the Emergency Recovery Script if necessary.
- Activate & Deactivate Plugins & Themes - control plugins and themes even if you're not logged in.
- Reset user privileges and roles - make sure that the main role definition option is properly named and configured without affecting accounts.
- Create Admin Account - quickly create a new administrator for your site.
- WordPress URLs - change WordPress & Site Address.
- Delete or Reset .htaccess file - delete or reset the .htaccess file to the default rules.
- Disable WordPress Maintenance Mode - This will remove the .maintenance file, disabling the WordPress default Maintenance Mode.
Two ways to use the script:
- Have it ready on the site in case of emergency - this is suggested only on test websites.
- Upload it only when needed - suggested for production (live) sites where big and potentially dangerous changes rarely happen. If they do, you can still quickly get access to your Emergency Recovery Script and save the day.