Day 27: Clean Up and Optimize your WordPress mySQL Database
While WordPress’ autosave and drafts feature is a very useful feature, it can bloat your WordPress’ mySQL database. Spam comments can also bloat your mySQL database to epic proportions. While a large mySQL database doesn’t slow down your website (Source), it does increase the chances of mySQL errors. Besides, no one likes overly bloated files or databases.
WP-Optimize will clean up and shrink your mySQL database by removing WordPress post revisions, WordPress autosaves, comments in the spam que, un-approved comments, and more. WP-Optimize will even give you statistics on how much space on the mySQL database can be optimized and how much space has cleared.
WP-Optimize cleaning and optimizing your mySQL database
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