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[resolved] Deleting rows from wp_options table (3 posts)

  1. planetphillip
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I recently moved hosts and found that I had a lot of speed and conenction issues with my site.

    I've removed all plugins that are not absolutely neccesary and the same goes for tables created by plugins I no longer use.

    I have noticed that my wp_options table has a lot of extra entires that I no longer need. It also seems to ge a lot of "overhead" too.

    Is it okay to delete the rows for plugins that have been removed to try to keep it clean?

    In fact I am working on a theme that won't use any plugins, is it possible to completely reset the table and start again?


  2. MichaelH
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It is okay to delete unused plugin entries in wp_options.

    Also another solution:
    1. Backup your database
    2. Tools->Export
    3. DROP your database tables
    4. Browse to wp-admin/install.php
    5. Tools->Import->WordPress using file from step 2

    There is also this plugin, Clean Options:

  3. planetphillip
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply. The Clean Options plugin is a great tool.

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