Manually Deactivating s2Member
If you think s2Member is causing issues with your website, or if you've been blocked by s2Member's Brute Force IP/Login Restrictions, you may find it necessary to manually disable s2Member.
Should the need arise, the easiest method of disabling s2Member (or any other plugin) is to rename the directory that s2Member resides in on your server. To do that, you'll need to use an FTP client. We recommend FileZilla™.
s2Member is located in your
wp-content/plugins directory. If you're using s2Member Pro, you only need to disable the s2Member Framework; i.e., this disables both s2Member and s2Member Pro.
Once you fix the issue, you can restore the original directory name of
s2member (don't forget this part), then renable s2Member via the WordPress Dashboard.