Remove database tables

You can remove, or drop, existing tables from a database. This is usually recommended before importing a new database or restoring a backup.

Before dropping your database tables, ensure that you have a backup of the database. (cPanel / Plesk / Web & Classic / VPS)

  1. Log into phpMyAdmin (cPanel / Plesk / Web & Classic / Managed WordPress).

    In cPanel Hosting you must select the database for your WordPress site in the left-hand column before proceeding to the next step.

  2. You should see a list of all your database tables.
  3. Check the Check All box.
  4. You can drop specific tables by checking individual boxes next to the table names.

  5. From the drop down next to the Check All box, select Drop.
  6. Click Yes, when prompted with "Do you really want to execute the following query?"

  7. Click Yes to drop the tables.

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