completely remove or delete wp redirection? (8 posts)

  1. MouseClicks
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I no longer need the redirection plugin on my site and would like to remove all instances of it from the database. However, there are so many entries I don't want to just start randomly removing them. Setting the plugin to inactive and even deleting it from the plugins screen does not remove the database entries. Does anyone know a safe, effective and quick way to remove it? Thanks.


  2. Daniele Raimondi
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Have you check the "remove Redirection" option at the bottom of the Options Page?

    It should remove everything concerning the plugin.

  3. MouseClicks
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not until you told me it was there. I didn't see that, thank you.

  4. Daniele Raimondi
    Posted 5 years ago #

    you're welcome!

  5. Vijay Padiyar
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Wow! I didn't know this. Shouldn't plugin delete take care of deleting the entries from the DB too?? This "remove redirection" approach is easily prone to mistakes.



  6. Daniele Raimondi
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Vijay, is quite common for complex plugin to have a "uninstall feature" in their options page. WP can't be aware of all the db entries created and managed by the plugin so it can't take a general approach to clean those entries. It only do what it's ever safe: disable and delete plugin files.
    On contrary, a plugin developer knows exactly what to remove when you no longer need his plugins.

  7. Vijay Padiyar
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry, I meant disable. But yeah, I guess that's not possible, since a plugin could be re-enabled after being disabled. Maybe the options could be copied to some config file in the plugin directory and deleted from the table, and restored from there if re-enabled. And the file could be deleted if the plugin was deleted.

  8. thierrydehove
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Guys
    can you help me with this bug ?


    Many Thanks, Thierry

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