5 Simple Ways To Housekeep WordPress Dashboard

WordPress itself is a very cool platform for blogging  and no wonder it is voted as the one of the most preferred CMS in the world. Now if you are one of WordPress user, ask yourself how frequent do you run housekeeping  as below simple ways

1. Removing unwanted or inactive plugins.

2. Removing unauthorized authors and disable user registrations if the function is not required.

3. Removing old or unused themes. Theme files tend to use up a lot of diskspace especially the themes with integrated frameworks.

4. Clear your posts and pages trash. There is no point keeping this trash if you have deleted it at first. If you feel like you will need it in the future, change it to draft instead keeping them in trash.

5. Trash your spam comment frequently if you have spam blocker plugins like Akismet is activated. It will eventually spare up thousands of entries on your database.

By practicing the above, you will get to free up your hosting disk space and unclog your database entries with only the vital information and eventually your WordPress blog will load faster.

As for you yourself, you will feel much more clean and easy to workaround your WordPress.

Trust me, your body will feel more relaxed too with clean working environment. 🙂

5 thoughts on “5 Simple Ways To Housekeep WordPress Dashboard

  1. Tinh - March 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Very simple but extremely useful. I used plugin to keep my house clean and fresh on schedule 🙂

  2. Kaushik Biswas - March 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Post revisions should also be deleted from database if not needed. Post revisions keep creating clutter in the db.

  3. Luke America - March 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Good reminders Arren.

    And, Kaushik, that’s a GREAT point about deleting old post revisions. I used to be shocked when I’d look through the actual database file at the posts table. And … over time, queries take longer to scan the database.

    Here’s a quick trick to limit the number of revisions that are kept in the db.

    Put the following line in your wp-config.php file

    define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, 5);

    From this point forward there will be a limit of five revisions per post/page … plus one autosave that’s constantly updated. Of course

    • Arren - WPWebHost - March 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

      Hi Luke,

      Your configuration on post revision is a very good point. I will add that on this post if you don’t mind.

      Put the following line in your wp-config.php file

      define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, 5);

  4. gratis internet | Scorlibz - March 28, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Let me start by saying nice post. Im not sure if it has
    been talked about, but when using Chrome I can
    never get the entire site to load without refreshing
    many times. Could just be my computer. Thanks.

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