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One of our sites was recently hacked and required deletion of a few infected files. Unfortunately, it appears that the one for the Yoast SEO program we used was deleted by mistake.
We received the following error when trying to update our existing version of Yoast SEO:
"The plugin wordpress-seo/wp-seo.php has been deactivated due to an error: Plugin file does not exist."
After we received that error, Yoast SEO no longer appeared in our list of installed plugins, so we tried to install it again and received the following message:
"Destination folder already exists. /home/lamblawo/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/ Plugin installation failed."
Does anyone know how to remedy this issue?
We prefer to use Yoast SEO over the one that comes pre-packaged with our Theme, but can't install it and don't know where to go to edit the plugin files.
You cannot reinstall Yoast, because the folder already exists and cannot be over-written, hence the installation fails
1. Delete the wordpress-seo folder manually from your plug-in directory
2. Reinstall the Yoast plug-in
After re-installed, the original settings are likely to be retained in the database
Note: You will require server access to do this (Usually Cpanel) or via FTP (FileZilla) or equivalent.
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