How to Disable a Drupal Module
It may be necessary at some point to disable a Drupal module either to avoid conflicts with another module or to conserve system resources. These are the steps to do that.
Method 1 - Disable the Module through the Drupal Dashboard
- Sign into your Drupal site as admin.
- Navigate to yoursite.com/admin/modules
- Next to the module you wish to disable, uncheck the box in the Enabled column.
- The benefit of this method, aside from being user-friendly, is that Drupal will prevent you from disabling modules upon which other modules depend, thereby breaking your site.
Method 2 - Disable the Module through the Website's Database
- If you cannot access this page, and know for certain that a given module can and should be disabled, it can also be done directly in the MySQL database for the site.
- Log into your Control Panel to access Plesk.
- Choose your domain's subscription.
- Click the Websites & Domains tab.
- Click on Database.
- Click the Webadmin button, opening PHPMyAdmin on that database, or if you have a Dedicated Server open SQLyog and navigate to the database for the site.
- Open the system table.
- Locate the row where type is module and name is the name of the module you intend to disable.
- Change the status field of that row to 0.
- The module should be disabled.