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Cleaning Up A WordPress Database After Plugins and Themes Are Uninstalled

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I have been thinking about this post for a while.  It really started to come to me after I went through a server move of my own website which I discussed on this site last month – Moving Your WordPress Site and Database. I did a lot of manual cleaning of my database to get rid of orphaned tables that had been in the database since the day I first set up a WordPress based website. The majority of these defunct tables were from either themes or plugins that I had used at different points in the life of WindowsObserver.com.  As you all know you try out a lot of stuff on your site – mine had 3 years worth of it in there! Of course I had uninstalled the theme or plugin but a majority of these do not remove the information they leave in your database.  Now I […]

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