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116 – Keep Your WordPress Database Lean & Mean
 
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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)
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What else do you do to clean up your WordPress database?
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