Clean out old revisions!

Last Update: February 10, 2016

I know it has only been a couple weeks since PJGermain wrote his original post on this plugin but a lot of information disappears once it is no longer listed as "unanswered" or "popular". PJ's post should be bookmarked by everyone so that you can remember the plugin.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/pjgermain/blog/wordpress-tip-getting-rid-of-your-past

In PJ's post he recommends a WordPress plugin that you can install (and then delete) that will primarily remove old post and page revisions. It also has some other "cleaning" functions. The plugin is called "Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions" and can be checked out at:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/rvg-optimize-database/

Anyway, I have young sites but I am a packrat and a fiddler. I breed revisions like rabbits! I just ran this plugin on one of my sites and it deleted just under 200 past revision copies and decreased my load time by roughly 65%. That is huge.

Again, all thanks to PJ! Folks should bookmark his post and use this great tool!

Brad

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KarenDemers Premium
Brad...thanks for writing this! I was unaware that I could delete old revisions and I have a ton of them. Thank you so much.
Karen
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BradNY Premium
You should clog your load speed before and after just to see the acceleration. -- Brad
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KarenDemers Premium
How do I do that?!? You're not going to believe this but I deleted old revisions yesterday after reading your post...over 1,000! Unbelievable
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AngelBcn Premium
I have used this plugin when PJ fist wrote about it.
Great one!
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent! Thanks Brad!
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BradNY Premium
I wish there was an easier way to keep highly useful posts in view! --

Anyway, thank you for the original post. Amazing increase in load speed for me based on that plugin.

Brad
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FrankT1 Premium
Thanks Brad for reminding me.
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BradNY Premium
no problem. My main site had slowed down to a crawl -- 15 seconds to load front page. That is when I remembered this plugin. Made a big difference. -- Brad
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MatteoMeli Premium
This is very useful, I too have around 200 revisions! Thank you Brad
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