WordPress : Plugin Of The Month for May 2014 – WP Optimize

WP-Optimize is an extensive WordPress database cleanup and optimization tool. It doesn’t require PhpMyAdmin to clean and optimize your database tables.


Removal of stale post revisions
Removal of stale unapproved and spam comments
Removal of trashed comments
Mobile device friendly, now you can optimize your site on the go
Removal of all trackbacks and pingbacks
Cleaning up auto draft posts
Removal of transient options
Clear out the post trash
Automatic cleanup of all the integrated options (also uses retention if enabled)
Ability to keep selected number of weeks data when cleaning up
Option to add or remove link on wp admin bar.
Enable/Disable weekly schedules of optimization
Apply native WordPress MySql optimize commands on your database tables without phpMyAdmin or any manual query.
Display Database table statistics. Shows how much space can be optimized and how much space has been cleared.
Enabled for Administrators only.

All the potentially dangerous clean up options are marked RED.

When you use this plugin for the first time or just updated to major version, make a backup of your database. It is always the best practice to make a database backup before using this program first time.

How this could help you?

Every-time you save a new post or pages, WordPress creates a revision of that post or page. If you edit a post 6 times you might have 5 copy of that post as revisions. Imagine if your post or pages are long and big. It is a huge number of bytes that’s on your MySQL overhead. Now WP-Optimize allows you to optimize and shrink your posts table by removing not necessary post revisions from the database. As example, if you have a post which is approximately 100KB data and you have 5 revisions of that post, the total space wasted is about 500KB. And if you have 100 posts similar to it, you have 50MB database space wasted.
Similar to the scenario described above, there might be thousands of spam and un-approved comments in your comments table, WP-Optimize can clean and remove those in a single click
WP-Optimize reports which database tables have overhead and wasted spaces also it allows you to shrink and get rid of those wasted spaces
Automatically cleans database every week and respects the “Keeps selected number of weeks data” option.

Get the Plugin Here..

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My name is Tj Marsh. I spend about 16 hours a day on the internet. Running my company and helping out here at Arvixe. I live in the good ole Arizona where it gets ridiculously hot. I love WordPress and a lot of other open source software along with coding.

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