Support » Plugin: WP-Optimize » Is removing the orphaned postmeta and transient options safe?

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  • I’ve run both options once so far and had no issues, having removed 80 transient options and over 6,000 orphaned postmeta. The amount of orphaned postmeta was about what I expected for the site and after the removal everything checked out OK.

    That being said, you should always backup your WordPress database before trying new or updated plugins; if there is a problem, you can restore the backup.

    Plugin Contributor ruhanirabin

    (@ruhanirabin)

    There were some rare cases so I had to mark it at RED. Otherwise I ran all those in 5 of my sites no problem

    Berrie Pelser

    (@berartvisualdesign)

    Thx! Still a bit afraid that all will break, but I have a lot of data to remove so it owuld be woth doing it … anybody else any experiance with this new option?

    Plugin Contributor ruhanirabin

    (@ruhanirabin)

    @berartvisualdesign – keeping a backup would be a safe choice 🙂

    I have 5800 “transient options’ listed for removal. What exactly is a transient file and what size are they traditionally? Do they generally cause disruptions to a site?

    Hi-
    I’m a newbie. What are “transient options” and what are “orphaned post meta”???
    Thanks

    Plugin Contributor ruhanirabin

    (@ruhanirabin)

    a plugin should not keep permanent settings in a transient options. It should have a permanent place for those options.

    Here is a detail from WordPress codex :
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Transients_API
    “transients should be used to store any data that is expected to expire, or which can expire at any time. Transients should also never be assumed to be in the database, since they may not be stored there at all.”

    So, if some plugin stores data in transient .. it should not failed to work if the transient data is not there.

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