I like this season because the sun slowly begins to show your face, the flowering of flowers and pollen fly straight to your face and make your eyes feel like someone is constantly pouring pepper and your nose is filled with an especially solid bottle of tomato sauce. This is the magic moment of the year. This is what I’m trying to say. When it comes to spring cleaning, we usually think about our house, but why not in our blog? It’s time to get rid of the mess, organize and hold more.
Before WordPress’s spring cleaning, I highly recommend that you backing up everything, you can use BackUpWordPress to do this, be sure to backing up the site before proceeding.
Let’s start spring cleaning of your WordPress site quickly and revisit the cleaning practice when those cobwebs rise again.
1.Remove unused / unwanted plugins and themes – If the plugins and themes are not updated, they can cause problems, decide which plugins and themes no longer work for you, and deactivate or delete those that you do not need. In addition, some plugins should be used only once, then they can be deactivated and deleted. This includes WordPress for Import and Regenerate thumbnails. Excellent plugins, but once you use them, you do not need to keep them.
2.Remove unused / unwanted files in the Media Library – Regardless of whether the unused image is blistering in the media library, the “Media Cleaner” plug-in or the “Image Cleanup” plug-in will help you identify, move, and delete unused image files on your site. One is to scan media libraries for images that are not used for posting on the site. Next, you can choose whether to delete images of various sizes stored on the server. By default, WordPress saves images in three sizes. Full, medium, thumbnail images. However, please do not use these sizes on the Web site (that is,please scan and delete the upload folder on the file system of the image which is not displayed in the media library).
3.Find and Repair Broken Links – A broken link is an actual defeat at any website. This leads to a very disappointing user experience and the visitors who came for the first time to your site will probably never visit again. A good place to start a search to get rid of broken links. I have installed a broken link checker. You can check all posts, pages, comments, and other parts of the site. Once a broken link is identified, you can edit the link, unlink it, reject the link, or mark the link as broken. An alternative to this plugin is the W3C Link Checker. This alternate option will not run on site server resources.
4.Remove the desired feed data – WordPress has an inline process for getting an RSS feeds and showing it in widgets, In a default WordPress installation, this will be seen in your admin dashboard widget “WordPress Events and News”. The data of these feeds are stored in the database. It’s pretty innocuous, but you can clean it if you like. To do that, run below SQL query in your website database.
DELETE FROM `wp_options` WHERE `option_name` LIKE ('_transient%_feed_%');
5.Strengthen your website – Lots of attention when removing unnecessary plugins or themes and updating any remaining plugins or themes are based on sensible security issues. The idea is that if it remains unattended, it will leave your site open for vulnerabilities that may change over time. Two really great options for securing your site, “Wordfence security” and “iThemes security“. Safety plugins cover all your platforms and protect your site from malware and hackers.
6. Clean up your database – The WordPress database is filled with post drafts, post revisions, spam comments, trash comments, comment meta, transient options, orphaned terms that you did not even know were there! An overloaded database will degrade the performance of your website. To do this, use the “WP-Sweep” plugin in to clean the database, the plugin will show you what cleans it and warns you with warnings, basically it’s a one-click cleanup.
This plugin will clean up:
Hopefully, you learned the basics of WordPress Spring Cleaning and armed with the necessary knowledge about the appropriate plugins, then please Subscribe to ScriptHere.Com by Email. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any comments or queries, please do the following in the comments section.