I installed a Magento 2 module from here using this link https://github.com/Sebwite/magento2-category-sidebar. using these commands

Include the repository: composer require sebwite/magento2-category-sidebar
Enable the extension: php bin/magento --clear-static-content module:enable Sebwite_Sidebar
Upgrade db scheme: php bin/magento setup:upgrade
Clear cache

But now I want to uninstall it using

sudo php bin/magento module:uninstall -r Sebwite_Sidebar

it says

Sebwite_Sidebar is not an installed composer package

how to remove its structure database Mean to say completely remove it

  • how do you installed it if you don't executed composer update?
    – LucScu
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 7:58
  • @LucaS composer require
    – Learner
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 8:12
  • sorry i make confusion with --no-update option
    – LucScu
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 8:22
  • @LucaS then you know any way to remove it ?
    – Learner
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 8:27
  • i tried with a module installed with composer and magento uninstall command works correctly....i read your comment below, great you resolve it
    – LucScu
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 8:43

5 Answers 5


If you installed the module manually: remove the folder app/code/<Vendor>/<Module> drop module tables from database remove the config settings.

DELETE FROM core_config_data WHERE path LIKE 'vendor_module/%'

remove the module <Vendor>_<Module> from app/etc/config.php

remove the module <Vendor>_<Module> from table setup_module

DELETE FROM setup_module WHERE module='<Vendor>_<Module>'

Then next follow the command upgrade and compile.

If you installed it via composer:

run this in console:

php bin/magento module:uninstall -r <Vendor>_<Module>


  • I used composer require sebwite/magento2-category-sidebar that command to install it . And where I can execute these command in magento2 ?
    – Learner
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 8:25
  • Please find the updated answer at last line Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 8:39
  • Sebwite_Sidebar is not an installed composer package . Now I got this
    – Learner
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 8:41
  • php bin/magento module:uninstall -r Sebwite_Sidebar Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 8:51
  • still same error
    – Learner
    Commented Sep 12, 2017 at 8:58

I got deleted by doing this.

Delete vendor/Sebwite_Sidebar
run command composer dump-autoload
run command php bin/magento setup:upgrade

For all future people who comes here, note that there is a bug on uninstall magento command line tool, see https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues/5797


This module has no setup script, so it does not adds information to tables, except the core_config table. I think you should uninstall it using regular composer command php composer.phar remove vendor/package vendor/package2 as described in the docs and then run php bin/magento setup:upgrade and other commands if needed.


Just Delete that entire module file(Directory) in your text editor and follow the commands.

1.Flush Cache
php bin/magento c:f
2. Clean Cache (optional)
php bin/magento c:c
3. Setup Upgrade
php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Check it by:

php bin/magento module:status

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