Battling a gruesome WordPress database

Season 46 - Episode 8 | Featuring Lee Matthew Jackson

October 26, 2022

Battling a gruesome WordPress database
🎃 How to clean a slow and bloated WordPress database.

In this series, Lee looks at a range of WordPress tools that can add value to both the development process and client interactions. For each episode, Lee will define a problem, discuss his agency’s solution, and share a use case.

The problem

How do you deal with a bloated WordPress database, where, over time, the revisions, option changes, and alterations have grown out of hand?

The solution

We use Advanced DB Cleaner Pro to deep clean our databases, and repair and optimize. The tool is very powerful so we recommend a backup before you do anything and a thorough test of your site afterward.

Use cases

  • High-traffic websites to keep the database lean.
  • We share an example of a firewall plugin that filled the DB with junk.
  • Large multisite databases


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