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DX Remove Unused Custom Fields

Delete the Custom Fields from your postmeta table where assigned posts no longer exist.

8 reviews
Average Rating
3.3 out of 5 stars
Deletes all custom fields attached to non-existing post IDs
By , for WP 4.2.2

I guess I thought this plugin would delete all usused custom fields, as in blanks.

But its setting page says:

Delete all custom fields from non-existing posts

Warning: clicking "Delete" would remove all post meta for the post IDs below permanently from the database!

Post IDs found in the table without corresponding posts in wp_posts:

Press the "Delete" button if you want to remove all postmeta for these post IDs.

So I guess that's a good cleanup task to do too.

Thanks for the free plugin!

Worked beautifully
By , for WP 4.2.1

Installed, found the Delete button under Settings > Remove Unused CF. Push delete. Did the trick.


Now if only I could remove duplicate CF entries that have come with importing XML files...

Plugin is broke
By ,

It says that it will let you delete all your unused custom fields and that all you have to do is click the button, there is no button to click though! Anyway, there is no customization or choosing individual fields, so this plugin is pretty useless on all fronts.

May be fake plugin or not support on latest version wordpress
By ,

"clicking "Delete" would remove all post meta..."

But there's nothing to click !?

Delete button doesnt exist
By , for WP 3.8.1

"clicking "Delete" would remove all post meta..."

But there's nothing to click !?

Work great. Thanks
By , for WP 3.7.1

After adding "Visual editor custom button" plugin it add it's new buttons as hidden post creating a hole lot of custom field. After uninstalling the plugin, I had to delete the hidden post manually in the database. Then "DX Remove ..." let me delete all the custom field it had created.

Thank you.

plugin not working here
By ,


Using clean install, wp last version, and your plugin does show the 'remove unused cf' under admin, but when i click it it says : warning clicking delete would remove, bla bla bla.

But I see no DELETE button anywhere !!!!!

That's a trick? :)

Great Start
By ,

This is exactly what I was looking for! It worked pretty good for what I needed.

One improvement I would suggest is to find a way to deal with massive amounts of unused post meta. I had about 100,000 rows of unused post meta, and it wouldn't work. I deleted a bunch I knew for sure I didn't need, got it under 20,000 and it worked fine.


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