How to Use the Optimize Database After Deleting Revisions Plugin

How to Use the Optimize Database After Deleting Revisions Plugin

How to Use Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions - Tutorial

There's really nothing out there that shows you how to use Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions. Which is probably like the longest name for a plugin, ever (thanks, Cage Web Design).

Yeah. The fact that there are almost no 2016 tutorials ​for this plugin, we had to create our own. Which isn't like most of the content we create on this site. Not even close.

Let's get started.

What Exactly is Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions?

Before you actually use something, you always gotta know what that something exactly is.

So what is, we'll call it ODaDR for short, Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions?

This plugin is simple. And it's one of the easiest plugins you'll ever use on your site.

And what it does is it cleans out the useless junk in your WordPress database. This includes:

  • Revisions - which are older versions of your posts and pages (they're created every time you hit UPDATE and PUBLISH).
  • Pingbacks and Trackbacks - which are basically comment-like and they're created when you or some other site includes a link to your page in their page.
  • Trashed items - which are basically the stuff you trash, like old posts, pages, comments, and drafts.
  • And everything else that doesn't need to be there.

You see:

​The bigger your WordPress database, the longer it takes to load your whole website when someone visits.

So if your site has been live for a while, and you've done a lot of work on it, then this plugin will especially be awesome for you.

But even if you haven't had your site for long, or haven't worked on it a lot, ODaDR can keep your database clean so you won't have to experience anything bad (or slow).

​How to Install and Configure ODaDR

​Installing it is just like any other (free) plugin.

Step 1: Go to Plugins > Add New
Step 2: Enter plugin name into search box​
Step 3: Find plugin in results + INSTALL NOW​
Step 4: Activate!

Now it's time to set it up.

​Step 1: Click its Settings link.
Step 2: Check some checkboxes (copy mine).
Step 3:​ Run your first clean-up.

BA BLAMO! You are done.

If you did what I did with the checkbox settings, the plugin will run everyday at 6:00am and it'll remove all your junk.

Wrapping it up...

You're probably like...

Is that really it?

​As crazy as that may be, most WordPress plugins are easy to setup and configure (these days.) ODaDR is one of them.

So if you haven't already, scroll back up to the start of the tutorial and follow along. It'll only take a few minutes.

And don't forget to share this so others won't get lost trying find a ODaDR tutorial.​

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