How To Clean Your WordPress Installation Of Old Unused Entries

wordpress-cleanCCleaner is one of the most popular junk removal tool for windows that lets you removed temporary and orphaned,unused entries in your Windows Registry, Similarly Clean Options is a WordPress plugin that lets you find orphaned options and allows for their removal from the wp_ options table.

Clean Options finds orphaned options in the wp_options table but are not referenced by “get_option” or “get_settings” by any of the PHP files located within your blog directory. If you have deactivated plugins and/or non-used themes in your directory, the associated options will not be considered orphaned until the files are removed.

How to Clean WordPress :

  1. Download and Install Clean Options plugin, After Activating the plugin, you would find the plugin under Tools, then click Find Orphaned Options.
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  2. From the list of possibly orphaned options, select all and then click โ€œView Selected Options Informationโ€.
  3. Then see the list of options and its values and then select either YES | NO and click โ€œSubmitโ€ to delete the options.

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NOTE : It is strongly suggested that you BACKUP your database before removing any options.

Clean Options WP Plugin works with PHP >= 4.2.0 and PHP 5 and is compatible upto WP 2.9.2

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