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URGENT!! How to permanently delete CUSTOM FIELDS? (8 posts)

  1. phattrance
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does anyone know how to permanently delete CUSTOM FIELDS caused by this plugin?? i had a plugin (broken link remover) back in 2009 and i deleted it 2 months later, but its still in the custom fields section and its STILL ADDING custom fields forms to all my posts. And they are all added the date from 2009 (WTF?). Does anyone know how i can remove this so that it stops adding these custom fields forms????

    Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/GjzOo.jpg

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Caused by what plugin? Have you tried posting in that plugin's dedicated forum?

  3. phattrance
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    yeah, i emailed the author and he replied

    There is no way for it to be added in the database unless you have the plugin still.

    is there anyway possible to delete the "blr_date" custom field from wordpress? so that it wont show up again?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not without editing your database directly.

  5. phattrance
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i do not have access to my database, is there any plugin that i can install that i can choose which custom field i want to delete?

    or is it possible to see what plugin is using the custom fields? maybe its not his plugin at all, but since the date is from 2009 its more likely that its his or something is really messed up with my wordpress.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You could try looking at some of the database management plugins but I don't know if any of them offer this level of granularity. Another option might be to install and use http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-and-replace/ and see if you can change "blr_date to _"blr_date. Custom fields preceded by an underscore are hidden by default in the WP dashboard. But do remember to backup your database before trying anything like this.

  7. phattrance
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    you wrote that i could "edit the database directly" and remove the blr_date string? how can i do that? and from where do i delete it?

    i installed this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/delete-custom-fields/ and removed the string, but its still bein added to posts.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    how can i do that?

    Using a database management tool such as Phpmyadmin.

    and from where do i delete it?

    Probably within the wp_options table.

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