Whenever there's a new version of HotaruCMS I create a subfolder, upload the files of the new version and then go about testing an upgrade on a cloned database of my 'live' site.
Now, I want to 'go for'/test an upgrade and not a new installation. As is mentioned in the steps of upgrading a site, the first step is to uninstall all plugins and then proceed. How do I go about testing an upgrade of an existing site without copying the files of the old version, overwrite them with the new one and then go about upgrading the site.
To keep it short: Too scared to test a new version on my 'live' site. I have files of the latest HotaruCMS version while the database is that of an old version BUT I'm not in a position to uninstall the plugins. How do I uninstall plugins from an existing HotaruCMS database?