My site just gives a WSOD and throws this error:

Error: Unsupported operand types in sites/all/modules/rules/includes/rules.state.inc, line 620

Since I can't even get to my site now without a WSOD, and when I do a rush cc all or drush pm-disable rules I get that error via the command line, how can I disable the Rules module?

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If you have access to your database, you can do it through there.

You can see all the modules enabled with:

SELECT name,status FROM system WHERE type='module' AND status='1';

You can disable a module by setting it's status to 0.

UPDATE system SET status='0' WHERE name='module_name';

For more on uninstalling stuff via drupal's db.

  • How would you set the site as maintenance mode aswell via the db? thanks! Dec 10, 2014 at 16:18
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    UPDATE variable SET value = 's:1:"0";' WHERE name= 'maintenance_mode';
    – Jance
    Dec 10, 2014 at 16:29
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    There is a chance that you may need to clear the cache table using DELETE FROM cache WHERE cid = 'variables'; if the site doesn't recognize it's in maintenance mode. Not sure if that would be the case for you or not because of your errors.
    – Jance
    Dec 10, 2014 at 16:30

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