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  • 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

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    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.

    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

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    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.

    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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