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Is Deleting Draft post harmful to my Health?..or better? (5 posts)

  1. Greg Dyer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi All,

    I was wondering if keeping my draft post would cause issues. I like keep them to refer to as they generally have text and graphics I can re-use.

    If I need to trim the drafts for efficiency...will I loose the associated images from the database also?

    I there a way to "archive" drafts from the production site and store them?

    Thanks for any help in advance,

    Greg

    http://www.everythingpuntagorda.com

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There's no real impact with retained drafts other than, if you re-use the same page title as a pre-existing draft, WP will add -2 onto the new post/page with the same title.

    If I need to trim the drafts for efficiency...will I loose the associated images from the database also?

    No. Uploaded images have to be manually deleted from the Media Library.

    I there a way to "archive" drafts from the production site and store them?

    Within WordPress, no - although you could always store them as text files on ypur own computer.

  3. Greg Dyer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    THANK YOU!

    I'm trying to optimize my site. My post are generally only good for a month, and then the information is expired. But occasionally the same event repeats annually and I can reuse the content.

    My webpagespeedtest is bad...I use W3 cache...smush my images...but my page still loads with sad rating. I thought the 400 images in media, and 200 + draft post were going to be my first plan of attack.

    But...maybe not...

    I really do appreciate your expertise, and the quick reply!

    Greg

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    occasionally the same event repeats annually and I can reuse the content.

    Those I would probably save as drafts for later re-publishing.

    Images could be the source of some of your problems. Lots of large images on a page can play havoc with download speeds. Also go through your plugins - especially any that filter/generate front end content - and see if there are any that you can live without.

  5. Greg Dyer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks esmi - I'll guess you know what I'll be doing for entertainment for the next few nights...lol! Thanks for the insight.

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