Podcast Episode


116 – Keep Your WordPress Database Lean & Mean


– WordPress Webinar – March 15th, 10am EST about Markdown
– WordPress Developer’s Course is Now Open
– Find me on the Late Night Internet Marketing Show
(Episode 047)

Keep your database lean and mean

Reasons to remove unwanted data
WordPress needs to go to the database after every page load (unless you are using a caching plugin). And the more information you have in the database the longer it will take for your site to load

The longer it takes your site to load:
– visitors will leave
– search engines will ding you for being sluggish
– it takes longer to backup

What to Remove
– Unnecessary WordPress Plugins
– Delete Spam Comments
– Delete Old Posts
– Optimize Database
– Delete Unwanted Files in Media Library
– Clutter from Plugins

You can also turn off / delete post revisions

define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', no_of_revision)

Call To Action

– Sign up for webinar at http://yourwebsiteengineer.com/webinar

What else do you do to clean up your WordPress database?

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