By: Prem Tiwari | Last Updated:
Are your WordPress websites loading very slow or sometimes you getting the database error and automatically fixed after some time, you need to delete garbage data and unused files, folders from the website. Please keep your close attention in this post as today I am sharing the easy and simple steps how to delete duplicate data from WordPress website.
By default WordPress store all your posts and pages revisions in the database that are totally unused and it will force your website to load slowly. I strongly recommend you to delete the duplicate data and all your posts & pages revisions from your website. You can do this by using WordPress plugin named “WP-Sweep”.
WP-Sweep plugin will allow you to clean up all unused, posts & pages revisions, orphaned and duplicated data from your WordPress based website. It will also optimize your database tables and it will make your site to load faster and smooth. This plugin will also delete all revisions, auto drafts, deleted comments, unapproved comments, spammed comments, deleted comments, orphaned post meta, orphaned comment meta, orphaned user meta, orphaned term meta, orphan term relationships, unused terms, duplicated post meta, duplicated comment meta, duplicated user meta, duplicated term meta, transient options,
optimizes database tables and oEmbed caches in post meta.
Download the latest version of WP-Sweep plugin from wordpress.org plugin directory and unzip the zip file. Now login to your website using FTP client and navigate to the wp-contents => Plugins folder and upload the plugin folder. After uploaded login in your website admin and go to the dashboard => Plugins => All Plugins. Search “WP-Sweep” and click on activate the option to enable the plugin features. If you have just started with WordPress, then Read: How to install a WordPress Plugin
Now go to the Tools => Sweep and follow the instruction and delete the duplicate data as you want. Please make sure to take backup of your database first before you do any sweep because any sweep done is irreversible.
Prem Tiwari is the founder of FreeWebMentor.com and also a professional developer who has vast experience in PHP and open source technologies. Apart from this, he is a blogger by hobby and also he has been a regular speaker of WordPress sessions in various IT Companies. View all posts by Prem Tiwari
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