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Delete old plugins' tables (8 posts)

  1. kjetilgf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can I safely delete tables created by plugins no longer in use?
    Thanks,
    Kjetil
    - dolcevita.no

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    if youre not using them, what, would make you think you cant? just curious...

  3. kjetilgf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just playing safe
    Wouldn't think it would harm, but since I don't know the deep logic in databases, I'm checking out.
    Again I can only guess from your answer that it is safe. Not a very risky guess - I guess :o)

    A less obvious question is how to tell exactly which tables I can delete. Their names are not always logical - but maybe there's some way to identify them?
    Thanks

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here's a list you wouldn't want to delete:
    Database Description

    Otherwise you may have to make best guess with table name vs. plugin name.

  5. kjetilgf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks again Michael - really useful.
    My guess is that the pages will load quicker with less tables (?) - anyhow, no use in keeping them. Spring cleaning to be done :o)

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    And of course, you know to do a backup before BLOW things up ;)

    WordPress Backups

  7. kjetilgf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Of course. With the best backup tool/ plugin out there.
    (Just check which version is compatible with your WP version - eg v231 for WP26)

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Please remember to support our plugin authors by clicking on the Donate button there

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