Database Optimizers

WordPress optimizers, optimizes the data base tables, deletes: meta data and tags which have been removed. In addition, some optimizers will also delete items in the trash and revisions for post/pages. These utilities do not remove tables which have been left after a plugin has been deleted. Unfortunately, some plugins do not clean up after a complete removal or un-install. To visit this category click here

Review by: Ron Dorsy / February 16, 2013

Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions v 2.2.4 Revisited

This plugin which basically cleans up your bloated database and trims all of the excess of: page revisions, spam, trashed posts, pages and comments (which often promote faster database access), has raised the bar by offering continuous upgrades to an evolving refined set of features. Let me list the enhancements since my last review:

  • Has incorporated logging - This now allows a method of tracking historical information to be used to help trouble shoot a problem in database integrity. Now that a log may be archived, the log file can serve to help establish better procedures in publishing and management of: content, media and plugins. Plugins may also bloat your database. Secondly, your ability to analyze the log entries will help validate to the client, that you are aware of infrastructure issues. The is no way to print the log, although you can copy/paste it from the popup.
  • Better admin interface - 2.2.4 sports a subtle improvement if the interface. It is intuitive and has a better overall interface. You can now step back to the config, then back again to the trimming the database with convenience. And improvement would be to additionally add: "Click HERE to go to the optimizer" button at the bottom of the page next to "Save Options."
  • Schedule Optimization - You may select to perform automated scheduled optimizations built on the configuration you set by: Hourly, Twice Daily, Weekly and Twice Weekly
  • Exclude Database Tables from Optimization: CHECKED TABLES WON'T BE OPTIMIZED! Primary used is to isolate tables from batch optimization. Usually all tables would be optimized

After the process of optimizing you are presented with the stats. I did not understand, "TOTAL SAVINGS SO FAR." At what point is the total saving being counted? I would suggest that it states, "From your last optimization." If that was done, it would be cool if the date of the last optimization was available. Ex: TOTAL SAVINGS SO FAR: xxxxxx  from: ()date.

This is a 5 star plus rated plugin and I would recommend it to anyone who is a casual to a serious WordPress author/admin. The quality of work, attention to details and the quality/timely responses by this author, helps to promote any premium plugin which he offers.


Review by: Ron Dorsy / October 19, 2012


Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions

Abstract: The utility does a great job in optimizing and reporting back, before and after results. You may set how many levels down of page revisions you want to preserve. It receives 5 stars for quality, functionality and user interface.


Version 1.3 now is so refined, extended and thought out, it now joins the group of Ultimate Plugins, simply because of its outreach of functions and performance. The features include:

1- Provides the option for all imaginable elements to be optimize

2 - Detailed reporting prior and after optimizing

3 - Possesses a simple well-organized and great looking dashboard (simple).

Believe me, it is the only optimizer needed. The release of V.1.3, squarely places this at top receiving a 5 star rating. No longer taking a back seat to any of the WordPress database optimizers this plugin covers all the bases.

Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions covers all options/scenarios and provides a dashboard which reports much of the details before and after the optimization process. Withstanding all of the details and options, it is very friendly for those who just want to get on with optimizing then get back to writing. Even for the non coder, it is great to see all of the "stuff" that is set to be removed and the results after. Seeing these results is also a confirmation of the impact of the optimization. This helps to validate the importance of optimization, which many times equate to increased page loads, smaller database and faster database backup files.

Use in combination with Plugin Garbage Collector and you have all the necessary database clean up tools to operate your WordPress site.

Two suggestions:


1 - That the name be modified to reflect the versatility of this workhorse and secondly

2 - There be a log.txt file generate.




WP Database Cleaner v 1.0