Option to Delete Mysql data when deleting a plugin
It'd be a great addition to let the site owners, Super Admins only to delete the mysql data that a plugin inserted into the database, when deleting the plugin.
For example, there's BuddyPress. When you install it, the plugin inserts a lot of new tables and data into your database, and if you decide to delete the plugin because it didn't worked out for you as you've wanted to, that data will still remain there. And deleting it manually is a pain. Especially if you don't really have any coding or Mysql knowledge.
This already exists. If the plugin author uses it is up to them :/
But it should be a core option to ask the user to delete it or not. I haven't seen any plugins using it..
Plugin developer usually "forget" to register a function that remove database.
I think WordPress should do it automatically soon ASAP
Many plugins do this (W3TC, Bad Behavior, mine...) however sometimes we don't because we don't want anyone to lose all their settings if they temporarily remove a plugin, so there may be a separate 'delete' button. Look for any plugin with an uninstall.php file, though and they do it.
We can't ever presume to know what's best for the users, so we won't be deleting it unless the dev puts it in, you can forget that one right there mcjambi.
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