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WP Reset Plugin Review – Maintaining Your Site Clean and Error-free

Updated on April 1, 2024

8 Min Read

Managing a website has its challenges. As time goes on, these challenges can become more complex. When you start out, there are relatively few things to keep track of.

However, as your site grows, you’ll find yourself adding more content, plugins, extensions, and code, among other elements. With this growth comes increased complexity in managing and maintaining your site.

Essentially, your site becomes bloated so easily with unnecessary backend tools that it starts affecting the front end, making it slower, less responsive, and more inclined to break.

One easy solution: WP Reset. It is a tool that helps you deal with the fallout at worst and helps you prevent it at best.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the WP Reset Plugin, covering its features, reviews, pricing, and more. We’ll discuss how this tool simplifies WordPress management, improves performance, and enhances site security by streamlining resets.

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What Is WP Reset?


In simple terms, WP Reset is a WordPress plugin that allows you to reset your site completely or partially. When things get out of sync and you need a fresh start, WP Reset provides a clean slate to rebuild from.

Whether it’s a live site that’s become too cluttered or a test site where you experiment with different tools, WP Reset works seamlessly to reset your WordPress site.

WP Reset Key Features

There are numerous features to keep track of when using WP Reset, but some stand above the others, making the plugin one of the best on the market. You’ll find that there’s a decent mix of features that concentrate on quality-of-life improvements while others enhance the overall functionality of your WordPress site:

  • Unified dashboard – offers a dashboard that allows management of all sites under license.
  • One-click site reset – offers a convenient one-click site reset feature, providing options for partial, site, and nuclear resets.
  • Partial/selective reset – allows you to choose a specific part of your site you wish to delete.
  • Snapshots – allows you to create and monitor site snapshots.
  • Collections – allows you to create and manage collections.
  • Cloud storage – allows you to save snapshots and/or collections using a cloud service.
  • Emergency Recovery Script – allows you to access your backend no matter the situation.
  • White label – allows you to implement your logo and/or color scheme into the plugin.

How WP Reset Enhances WordPress Functionality?

If you’re familiar with coding, you may know that resetting your site can be done without plugins. However, with WordPress’s popularity, many users lack coding skills, leading to the rise of plugin markets.
When talking about WP Reset, the main function is right there in the name – it enables you to reset your site as easily as possible. WP Reset does it in such a way that it takes just a couple of clicks.
There are three main ways to reset your site fully and numerous options to delete only parts of the site.

Options Reset

When you activate the Options reset feature, only the Options table undergoes changes. This means that WP core settings, widgets, theme settings and customizations, and plugin settings are reset or reverted to default values. Your custom content remains unaffected.

Site Reset

Site reset deletes all data except the site language and manually added files (plugin files, theme files, uploads, etc.) and thus truly gives you a blank slate to start anew. Both the Options reset and Site reset options allow you to start your site with the current theme and active plugins activated upon login, streamlining the process and enabling you to get started quickly.

Nuclear Reset

The scorched earth protocol leaves nothing but a barren wasteland in its wake. If you choose this option, absolutely everything is deleted except for the current user/admin data, site URL, and name enabling you to log in after the reset. It’s worth noting that there is no “undo” button here – all changes are final, no complaints will be heard, and no refunds will be given.

Selective Reset

Most of the time, especially when you’re running tests, you won’t need or want to break your whole site, but instead, only parts of it that have stopped working as they should.
In the Tools section, you can selectively reset specific sections of your site. Whether your theme is causing issues and needs a fresh start, certain plugins are incompatible and need to be removed to pinpoint the problem, or you’ve assigned too many irrelevant roles—this feature allows you to reset and address these issues efficiently.
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Performing a selective reset is like surgery for your site. It targets specific issues without disrupting the rest of the site, acting more like a precise scalpel than a destructive wrecking ball.

Effects of WP Reset on Performance and Resource Usage

As we mentioned earlier, maintaining its cleanliness becomes increasingly challenging as a site expands. With the addition of content, apps, plugins, extensions, and themes aimed at enhancing the user experience, the site’s performance may suffer.
This often leads to incorporating more tools, which, while intended to improve performance, can inadvertently hinder it.
WP Reset doesn’t camouflage subpar performance with false indicators of improvement. Instead, it eliminates clutter and unnecessary elements, leaving you with a streamlined site

User Interface and User Experience

While your site’s success hinges on a smoothly running frontend that users return to, you’ll also want to create an equally smoothly running backend for the admin(s) and/or moderator(s) that keeps it afloat. There are a couple of ways WP Reset succeeds in this.
Let’s check them out…

Dashboard and Navigation – Unified Dashboard

Many individuals nowadays manage multiple websites simultaneously. Jumping between sites for routine maintenance tasks can be time-consuming and mentally taxing. To combat this, WP Reset has implemented a unified dashboard where you’ll be able to access any site you have under the license remotely.

From the dashboard, you’ll be able to download the plugin on any individual site, make additional purchases, add/change/remove licenses, manage collections and snapshots, add/modify/remove profiles, etc.
These features can be considered rudimentary compared to all the features you can access through the WordPress backend on a site, but they are excellent when all you want is to quickly check on the “health” of your sites without going into too much detail.

Intuitiveness and User-Friendliness

WP Reset utilizes a one-click approach to get the most out of its numerous features. In most cases, you’ll have to select a feature with a click of a button and then just wait for the action to complete.
Many automated processes, such as snapshots or the ERS, work in the background. You might never use them, but regardless of their use, they work to provide you with an extra layer of security.

Customization Options

When it comes to customization, WP Reset excels in both the visual and functional aspects. Through the settings menu, you’ll be able to easily enable or disable a plethora of automated functions regarding snapshot management, from creating automated snapshots to uploading them to the cloud or deleting them entirely.
Aside from snapshots, you’ll also be able to create collections that make the startup process much faster. After you’re done resetting your site, boot up your favorite themes and/or plugins to get the site up and running in a flash.

On the other hand, the white label feature lets you replace the default logos and color scheme of WP Reset with your own. Your backend will align with your front end, contributing to brand unity.

Compatibility and Integration

WP Reset ensures it plays well with other software and provides a smooth experience as it removes incompatible plugins and apps from your site.

WP Reset Compatibility with Different WordPress Versions

At the time of writing, WP Reset is fully compatible with the latest WordPress version. While it should work with previous iterations as well, it’s recommended you update your WordPress, not just for the sake of this plugin, but all other software as well.
Just like it works flawlessly with the latest WordPress version, the same goes for every other WordPress plugin compatible with the latest WordPress version. One thing to look out for is plugins that do the same thing as WP Reset – there might be some issues there, but otherwise, feel free to run with it.

WP Reset Integration with Cloudways Platform

WP Reset seamlessly integrates with the Cloudways platform, enabling cloud saves for easy access to your data from anywhere. If you are using our WordPress hosting you can easily use this plugin. Additionally, it offers compatibility with internal WP Reset Cloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud, ensuring you can manage your data even when you’re on the move.

Security and Support

Keeping your site healthy means taking care of your security. There are many ways in which this can be compromised, both your data and your customer’s data. When you’re facing down a barrel, unable to access your backend you’ll want WP Reset because of ERS.

Security Features and Measures – Emergency Recovery Script

The Emergency Recovery Script (ERS) is essentially your “get out of jail free” card. It’s a standalone script that’s WordPress-independent and allows you to access your backend no matter how bad things get. The best thing about ERS is that it doesn’t need to be implemented before the trouble starts. You can just as easily use it afterward and get the same result.
We’ve tried several recovery tools, but few come close to ERS in ease of use and overall functionality.

Comparison with Competitors

Compared to another top option on the market, WP Reset takes the win, being a more robust tool with a larger pool of features.
Just check out the brief comparison below:

Feature WP Reset Advanced WP Reset
Unified dashboard YES NO
Site reset YES YES
Nuclear reset YES YES
Partial reset YES YES
Automated snapshots YES YES
Manual snapshots YES YES
Collections YES YES
Cloud storage YES NO
ERS YES NO
White label YES NO

Pros and Cons

Every tool has its strengths and weaknesses. Now, let’s examine the pros and cons of the WP Reset plugin.

Pros Cons
Intuitive and easy to use, suitable for beginners. No undo option – accidental resets cannot be reversed.
Offers multiple ways to reset your site, from partial to full resets.
Emergency Recovery Script provides a reliable recovery tool for critical situations.
Automated functions allow for passive background operation.

User Reviews and Testimonials

It’s always important to hear what actual users say about a product, so let’s see what they have to say about WP Reset:

Overall, WP Reset has pretty solid customer reviews.

Pricing and Licensing Options

Conclusion

In summary, WP Reset is a must-have plugin for WordPress users. It simplifies site testing by allowing easy reversions to previous states and streamlines setup with its collections feature.

The Emergency Recovery Script (ERS) adds an extra layer of security for peace of mind. With its user-friendly interface and powerful features, WP Reset makes site management a breeze.

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Inshal Ali

Inshal is a Content Marketer at Cloudways. With background in computer science, skill of content and a whole lot of creativity, he helps business reach the sky and go beyond through content that speaks the language of their customers. Apart from work, you will see him mostly in some online games or on a football field.

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