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How to completely uninstall the extension?

Quite a few users run into problems with deleting Magento extensions.  All you need is to follow the pain-free guide:

Turn attention to installation method in use

There are at least 4 main ways:

  • Manually via archive file;
  • Magento Connect Manager via key from Connect/Marketplace;
  • Magento Connect Manager via archive file;
  • Installations of extensions for Magento 2 via Composer.

The way you’ve downloaded and installed the extension predetermines the method of its uninstallation (either manual or via Magento Connect Manager). 

How to remove Magento extension manually?

Step 1: The module should be disabled in this file:

/app/etc/modules/<your_module>.xml;

<active>true</active> is to be changed for <active>false</active>;

Step 2: In case there is any dependent MySQL table, remove them;

Step 3: Then remove the config record for the module you want to delete from the core_resource table in the database;

Step 4: Cut out the <project_root>/var/cache folder;

Step 5: Refresh the home page of the website. The extension has been successfully removed now!

How to remove Magento extension via Magento Connect Manager?

Step 1: Log in to your Magento Registration Panel:

uninstall extension step 1

Step 2: Choose Magento Connect Manager:

uninstall extension step 2

Step 3: You need to find and choose ‘Uninstall’ from the dropdown menu of a required module and then click ‘Commit Changes’:

uninstall extension step 3

 

The module has been well uninstalled!

To track all admin users actions including installation/uninstallation of modules, use Magento audit log.

How to uninstall Magento 2 module manually?

If you have an odd extension on your Magento 2, uninstall the module manually following the steps below.

Step 1: Connect to the root of your Magento 2 installation (the folder contains the extension folder) via SSH. Check the list of modules and their enable/disable statuses using the command:

php bin/magento module:status

Step 2: Once the needed module is found, apply the commands to disable it:

php bin/magento module:disable <ExtensionProvider_ExtensionName> --clear-static-content
php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Step 3: Remove the module files using the command:

cd app/code/<ExtensionProvider>/
rm -rf <ExtensionName>

Please, note that if you use several extensions from the same provider, you are risking to remove the shared module (or dependency pack), which serves as a base for all the extensions from the provider. So, make sure the extension is not shared.

Step 4: Refresh the website home page. Now the Magento 2 uninstall module process is completed successfully!

How to remove Magento 2 extensions via Composer?

Magento 2 extensions removal requires the same steps as the update. All you need is to change the ‘update’ command for the ‘remove’ one. See more details in the User Guide. 

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