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Top 5 WordPress Plugins to Keep Your Database at its Best

Learn how to improve the performance of your WordPress site

If not the most important, the database is definitely one of the most important components of any WordPress site. While this is something that the end-users do not see, everything they see is based on a database.

It is a place where crucial data like login credentials, all your posts, and the like are found. This fact alone is enough to label the database as the most important part of the site. However, over time, the amount of data that needs to be stored increases, and therefore it is necessary to maintain the database.

WP Reset

WP Reset

WP Reset and its Database Snapshots functionality are definitely needed for the best performance and functioning of your site’s database. You need 1 to 2 seconds to create one snapshot, which implies that the process is fast, easy, and at the same time, instrumental.

Snapshots are mostly used to check which changes have been made to the database due to installing a plugin – which tables have been created, which have been modified, and which have been deleted.

Here is a concrete example of WP Reset’s application in the field of database maintenance. Namely, when testing a theme or plugin (which developers do daily), many data is stored in the database. This data is not deleted automatically when the theme/plugin is deleted. Deleting everything stored during installation and testing can take hours. With the help of WP Reset, you can delete and get rid of unnecessary data with only one click, which certainly affects the performance of both the database and the site itself. On the other hand, most importantly, all the data you need will remain intact.

Some of the options offered by WP Reset are:

  •  Deleting “transient” data
  •  Deleting data of any type – posts, pages, menus, etc.
  •  Clearing data from local memory
  •  Deleting widget
  •  Deleting themes
  •  Removal of selected tables or their data

WP-Optimize – Cache, Clean, Compress

WP-Optimize – Cache, Clean, Compress 

WP-Optimize is at the top of the list of useful plugins in terms of database maintenance, thanks to one of its three most important functionalities – database cleaning.

The database of your WordPress site stores everything you need for your site, but also a lot of data that you do not need, and certainly take up valuable memory and reduce critical performance. But this does not have to be the case because this plugin helps you have your site on top of all those parameters.

WP-Optimize is, among other things, rich in the following features:

  • Removing all unnecessary data – various comments, expired options, etc.
  • Allowing you to compact tables with just one click
  • Performs automatic cleaning at a given time interval (weekly, monthly, etc.)
  • Performing optimization without running manual queries
  • Displaying database statistics and potential steps to improve them

Advanced Database Cleaner

Advanced Database Cleaner

While using your WordPress site, much redundant data is stored and piled up in your database.

By simply removing this redundant data, you create space in the database and speed up everything on your site, and this plugin is one way to do that because it allows you to clean and optimize your database and much more.

The benefits of this plugin can be easily explained in the following three items:

  • Get an overview – Complete control over your database and always have a clear insight into what is happening in the database.
  • Save time – Considering the ability to schedule automatic actions, this plugin really has a role in saving your time and maximum accuracy.
  • Save space – By simply manipulating the redundant data in your database and removing it, the data included in the backup is automatically reduced, which greatly speeds up the process of backup.

As we have mentioned, this plugin is full of many features that make it necessary for your site, and below are just a few of them:

  • Easy to use,
  • User friendly,
  • Delete old revisions of posts and pages, old auto drafts and trash posts, pending, trash and spam comments, pingbacks, and trackbacks, orphan post, comment, user, term, and relationships metadata;
  • Optimize and repair corrupted database tables;
  • Schedule and specify database optimization automatically;
  • Display and view orphaned information before making a database clean-up and much more.

Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions

Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions

This plugin is a so-called one-click WordPress database cleaner/database. One can guess how easy it is to clean the database and improve performance using this plugin from the name itself.

Some of its most important functionalities are:

  • Delete revision posts and pages
  • Delete “junk” comments, pages, and percentages
  • Delete spam comments
  • Optimizes database tables with the ability to exclude tables and even pages and posts as desired

We have listed most of these functionalities, and those that we have not (because it is impossible to list them all in this text) are optional, and the user can turn on or off any of the functionalities when they want.

WP-Sweep

WP-Sweep

Another plugin that cleans the database and helps you speed up your site and its performance. But what is characteristic of this plugin is that it prefers to use the WordPress deleting functions wherever possible, rather than deleting MySQL queries and all to clean the database and speed up the performance itself.

Below is a list of items that this plugin cleans:

  • Revisions
  • Auto drafts
  • Deleted, unapproved, spammed and deleted comments.
  • Orphaned post, comment, user, and term meta
  • Orphan term relationships
  • Unused terms
  • Duplicated post, comment, user, and term meta
  • Transient options
  • Embed caches in post meta

Conclusion

We have already stated the role that the database plays in the site’s performance and its proper management, how continuous cleaning of unnecessary data can improve the overall performance of the site, and how not caring about the database can badly affect your WordPress site.

Whatever story is told by the content that the audience watches and that is shown on the frontend, it is much more important to know how to properly manage the backend that is certainly responsible for everything that comes out on the frontend.

There are various plugins created for better database management, but WP Reset is definitely one of those that are simply a must-have tool on every blog.