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Switch Managed Wordpress to Standard Mode

Learn how to switch from Managed to Standard Mode to gain more control over the application.

The Standard installation of WordPress allows you to install any external plugins of your choosing. Additionally, you will be responsible for performing the required updates to the application.

Please note:
Once you have switched from Managed to Standard Mode you will not be able to switch it back.
Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
Click the 1&1 App Center from the Hosting panel.
1&1 App Center
1&1 App Center

Step 3
Locate the Managed WordPress application you want to convert and click the Switch to Standard button. App center overview
App center overview
Step 4
Read the terms of use and then click Switch to Standard. Terms of use message
Terms of use message
Step 5
Installation Settings:
  • Enter a name for the application to display in the app center overview.
  • Select the existing domain or existing subdomain.
Application Settings
  • Create a login name.
  • Create a secure password.
  • Repeat the secure password.
  • Enter an e-mail address.
  • Enter the name of your website.
  • Select a language for the application.

Click Continue once you are finished. General settings window
General settings window
Step 6
When you make the switch from Managed to Standard Mode, your installation is removed from our system database to your own database. You have the option of setting up a new database by entering in the required information or you can select an existing database.

To set up a new database, click the button next to New database. Enter a description, secure password and repeat the secure password. Once you have made your selection, click Continue.
Please note:
The table prefix cannot be changed.
Database settings window
Database settings window
Step 7
Select the directory for where your web files are to be stored. Once you have made your selection, click Continue. Webspace directory window
Webspace directory window
Step 8
Review the summary of your settings and then click Switch to Standard to activate the switch. Summary of settings
Summary of settings
Step 9
Now you will be able to see the version of the installation has changed and you will be ready to use the application. App center overview
App center overview
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