Cleanup Database and Remove ExactMetrics WordPress Plugin

Sometimes plugins get purchased and totally revamped. This can go well and make your user base very happy but it can also have the opposite effect. For ExactMetrics the re-branding went terribly and users became irate leaving enough 1 star reviews to completely tank the plugin’s previously stellar, almost perfect 5 star rating. I was … Learn more…

MonsterInsights Plugin Uninstall Database Cleanup with(out) WP-CLI

A number of WordPress plugins are notorious for not removing data after the plugin has been uninstalled – MonsterInsights is no exception. This can bloat the options database table. If you installed a couple of plugins to test on a site, then removed them, this can all lead to the options table growing or custom … Learn more…

How to Export Large WordPress Databases and Speed Up the Process

Anybody who has had to export large WordPress databases will tell you it can often be an arduous task. If the database server crashes while exporting, you have to start over. If phpMyAdmin times out because the PHP handler has a low time out, you have to start over. If you are using the command … Learn more…