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Uninstalling a WYSIWYG editor from my host

Uninstalling Soholaunch, Joomla!, CMS

5:26 am on Jul 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a website hosted on a host with a paid account and I am very new to website building. I have tried many WYSIWYG editors but after uploading them on my site, they seem to have a lot of problems. I have started looking at Joomla! and I want to use it to build my website.

I am a recent MBA graduate and I want to put myself out professionally as a step of my job search, so I am building this website. I want the website to be decent-looking, not a bland one, and I also intend to use it for some personal content, like Microsoft Onenotes for friends, some pictures, etc.

I installed Soholaunch (a WYSIWYG editor) (Soholaunch, Drupal, Joomla and a few more applications are offered by the host to their paid accounts as click-and-install), but there is no provision for uninstalling it. I also had to create a DB before installing Soholaunch. The host said I have to remove the Soholaunch files manually to uninstall it. How do I accomplish that? Even if I am able to delete Soholaunch files, wouldn't the DB entries for Soholaunch still remain?

I need help. I hope this post was not too long and someone will reply. Thanks.

[edited by: engine at 7:46 am (utc) on July 15, 2008]
[edit reason] formatting, and specific host removed [/edit]

8:28 am on July 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm sure you have FTP access to your site with your account; find the files you need to remove for that specific CMS and remove them. Then you'd have to manually remove the database that it used, also, and your host should offer and interface where you can manage your databases, as well. Find it, and remove it.

Oh, and Welcome to WebmasterWorld! :)

Btw, if you are looking for a good CMS and your host offers Wordpress, I'd try that first. Good luck

8:18 pm on July 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for the reply! I do have an FTP access to my account, but I was wary of using it to delete any files. I wanted to do it through SSH, as I am a little familiar with Linux, and for some weird reason I think it is safer.:) I have already deleted the Soholaunch folder, after consulting with the webhost. I do have MySQL installed by the webhost and I deleted the database I created for Soholaunch through MySQL manager. So, everything has been taken care of.:)

I appreciate your advice on using Wordpress first, instead of Joomla!, but it has made me double-minded now. I have already installed Joomla!, as it was just a click-and-install provided by my web host (Wordspace is available too). I have invested many hours in getting to learn about Joomla! and I think I will give it a try. Hopefully, whatever I have learned so far about website building with Joomla!, will help me build a nice site. And once it is built, I am going to post it here for a review by the gurus.:)


[edited by: tedster at 11:47 pm (utc) on July 15, 2008]
[edit reason] no specific web hosts, please [/edit]