The Best Way To CleanUP Your WordPress Database With WP Sweep

"Is my web hosting sucks?”

"Error in connecting database.”

“My WordPress site is very slow.”

You may have seen such errors many times as these are the common problem of sites on wordpress platform. There could be n number of reasons for this error and your database can also be the reason for this error on your wordpress blog or website.

The Easiest Way To CleanUP WordPress Database- WP Sweep : eAskme
The Easiest Way To CleanUP WordPress Database- WP Sweep : eAskme
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No matter if you have ever seen this error on your site or not, it is still really important that you must clean your WordPress database on regular basis. Its upon the size of your database that how many times you have to clean database of your wordpress blog. Its upto you to calculate the best optimum interval for database cleaning according to frequency of your blog posts. If you usually use and delete WordPress plugins then I recommend you to use this plugin to cleanup your database to improve performance of your website or blog.

Also See : 28 Inspirational Wordpress Plugins

I have already shared about popular WordPress plugins and today I am going to share about one awesome plugin known as WP-Sweep. It was created by a Popular WordPress Developer Lester Chan.

Way to use WP-Sweep plugin and clean up Your WordPress database?

You do not need any technical skills to you WP-Sweep plugin which doesn’t require any technical skills. Even a very basic WordPress webmaster can easily optimize and clean his Wordpress blog database in just few minutes. WP-Sweep plugin comes with single button for cleanup feature with following options:

  •     Auto-drafts
  •     Clean up duplicate meta-data
  •     Clean up post revisions
  •     One click delete spam and comments in trash
  •     Unused terms
  •     Transient Options

If til now you haven't cleaned up your WordPress blog database then it is the right time to do it using WP-Sweep plugin.  It will hardly take few minutes to boost your site speed.

  •     Install WP Sweep on your WordPress dashboard.
  •     Activate this plugin
  •     Click on Tools
  •     Sweep to clean WordPress database.
  •     This page help you to delete individual table or you can click Sweep All.
Lets see the example of sweep section.

  • I always recommend you to take backup of WordPress database before             
  • Cleaning/optimizing/cleaning your wordpress blog database.
  • Click on the sweep.
  • Sweep large items only if you do not have any post as draft.

Now lets make you understand few more terms:

Transient option

Transient Options are basic cache system used by WordPress sites. Clearing these options help you save space.

Duplicated post meta:

Duplicates in either the  User Meta tables or Post Meta.

oEmbed Cache:
oEmbed code in Wordpress grab embeddable content such as Vimeo or YouTube videos. There are chances that WordPress installation receives damaged oEmbed codes and the only one solution for this is to delete cache.

Once you done sweeping all the options that you want to clean, click on sweep in “Database sweep”, it will Optimize your WordPress database. This is an important step after you done cleaning a WordPress blog DB. Overall, WP Sweep is one plugin which you or anyone can use without a technical knowledge. It saves you from all tech jargon  & make the cleaning up WordPress database easy.

Once you have used WP Sweep plugin, it’s time for you to look at some awesome unique plugins below (All the posts come with usage guide)

Basic Wordpress Plugins for WordPress Blog
12 WordPress Plugins You Should Install on Your Blog
Best Way to install WordPress Plugin from Your Blog Dashboard

Do you have a friend of a colleague who is using WordPress for blogging? Share this guide with him & help him clean up his blog database.