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How can I remove Softaculous from monitoring a WordPress install?

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2013-11-08 2:00 pm EST

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I used Softaculous to install WordPress. How can I remove Softaculous from the site? I don't want Softaculous to have access to the site.


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30,216 Points
2013-11-08 2:15 pm EST
Hello kdawes01,

Thank you for your question. Softaculous does not have access to the program itself once it is installed. It is just an installer or remover of the program. You can, however, have Softaculous check for updates or do automated backups when they come out. Are you asking about one of those options instead?

Using one of the articles linked above, you will be able to uncheck the option so that Softaculous will not upgrade or backup the files. Other than that, Softaculous has no access to the files or databases.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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Actually, neither of those options are germane. And Softaculous has to have access to to the program in order to update it.

What I want is for Softaculous to no longer have any data on the site. If I click "X" or "remove" I lose my site. If I click "Edit", I *am* given the option to not be notified of Updates, however I want Softaculous to no longer know the site even exists. In the Softaculous edit page, all of the database info, etc. is fully displayed. Can I remove all of the fields and click "Edit Installation Fields" and have Softaculous forget the site exists and *without* affecting my WordPress installation in any way?

If not, can I manually edit the Softaculous acessible via ftp?
39 Points
2013-11-08 6:05 pm EST
Hello Kdawes01,

I'm sorry to hear that you still have concerns over the Softaculous Installation program. The program is simply there to make application installations easier to manage. It has absolutely no access to your data, as it only references version identification which is not done through the database for WordPress. The file responsible for tracking versions in Wordpress is the version.php file in the wp-includes folder. I'm just saying this to provide information on the issue.

If you don't want WordPress tracked, then use the uninstall option in Softaculous to uninstall your WordPress installation. Then manually install WordPress. Bear in mind that the current versions of WordPress are set to auto-upgrade.

If you want to preserve your current installation, then make a backup of your installation (Wordpress files and the database). Next, uninstall the installation through Softaculous. After it is uninstalled, install Wordpress manually. When the manual installation is complete, restore your database and copy your Wordpress files over the existing installation. The URL and location should match the previous installation otherwise you would need to edit the wp-config.php file.

This is the easiest and most complete way to remove your Wordpress installation data from Softaculous. If you have any further questions, then please let us know.

Arnel C.
26,940 Points
2013-11-08 6:48 pm EST

2013-11-11 8:06 am EST
You can remove the entry from Softaculous using the following guide :

Make sure you have unchecked all the check box so that your files and database are not deleted.

Hope this helps !!

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