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[resolved] Millions of Rows added to wp_postmeta (3 posts)

  1. cpatience
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've come across an interesting case where there are literally millions of extra rows created in the wp_postmeta table. The rows are in sequential meta_id, all tied to post_id 1, and have the meta_key either enddate or shortname.

    Given the sheer quantity, I wonder if it's a malicious attack to the site or a glitchy plugin. Anyone have any ideas?

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you post your site URL?

  3. cpatience
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Figured it out - it was from a plug-in (Giveaway Countdown). Had to delete 6 million rows!

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