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[resolved] Removing Tables Added by a Plugin (5 posts)

  1. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi, I searched for removing tables for the database and I'm not so sure that I found anything helpful.

    A long long time ago (maybe 2 years?) back in the WP1 (or before? I can't remember) I installed a WP hack/plugin (not sure which) for polls. After some major upgrade (maybe to 1.2) it never worked anymore and I didn't bother about it.

    But it did modify my database. I don't think these tables are in use anymore (wp_pollsa and wp_pollsq). I was wondering if I could just go into phpymadmin and safely remove them?

    Also, what would have put in a blacklist table? Is there any way to check the last time data was entered into any of these three tables?

    I wasn't sure if this went in troubleshooting or here (as it happened because of a hack). I am trying to cleanup my database before I move hosts.

    Any help, advice, name-calling would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks

  2. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Make a backup just in case, then delete/'drop' them.

    The blacklist table is probably related to an anti-spam plugin?

  3. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    re blacklist: I figure so, but I can't quite remember which.

    You know, such a simple solution just didn't occur to me...(me idiot)

    thank you very much!

    EDIT: Removed the polls stuff...thinking about blacklist.

  4. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Welcome! Can you mark this resolved then?

  5. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i feel like such a newbie! thanks for telling me.

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