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Trash emptier

Description

Once a day wordpress deletes all trashed items which had been in the trash for more then N days, where N stands for the value of EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS constant which may be defined in wp-config.php file.

This plugin presents a different way to control the number of trashed days. Instead of manually editing wp-config.php which is usually not convenient and somewhat dangerous, you can set the number of days in a settings page.
In addition there is a tool to empty the cache from Items older the a specified number of days.

Usage:
Get to the settings page via the menu “Options” >> “Empty trash”
Get to the delete trash tool page via the menu “Tools” >> “Empty trash”

Network considerations:
The plugin was not tested in a network installation, but it should work gibing the individual site admin a control over his trash which is possibly different then other sites on the network.
The plugin do not have network wide settings

Important:
For better or worse the plugin employs exactly the same deleting algorithm used by the wordpress version running the site.

Limitations:
The plugin will not be able to function well if you have EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS set in your wp-confing.php

Installation

If installing via the wordpress admin from the repository:
1. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

If manually uploading:
1. Download plugin archive in zip or gzipped tar format and extract the files on your computer.

  1. Use an FTP or SFTP client to upload the trashemptier directory to wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

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Contributors & Developers

“Trash emptier” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.9

Initial release