If you’re a new to the WordPress platform,  you would definitely not want to play with the  back-end of your database. There are many things to be looked at like from your back-end to manage your blog like Cpanel, MySQL & php. You might not be aware of all these terms in your daily blogging life and tend to ignore them as well.

Although, these are essential factors to be aware of, luckily for WordPress users there are plugins to help us do almost anything & everything from your blog’s admin panel.

Why Should you Optimize Your WordPress Database

As time goes on, you should optimize your WordPress database tables as all operations are performed on your WordPress tables which are used to store your blog posts and other data. Having unnecessary information will create extra load on the database and ultimately slow it down. To keep your database running smoothly, you should optimize your WordPress database on a pre-defined frequency.

3 WordPress Plugins to help Optimize & Manage your Database

1. WP-DBManager

This WordPress Plugin has a lot of capabilities and allows you to optimize your database, repair your database, backup your database, restore your database, delete your backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.

You can get WP-DBManager

2. WP-Optimize

This simple but effective plugin allows you to clean up your WordPress database and optimize it without phpMyAdmin. Also renames any username. WP-Optimize is a WordPress 2.9++ database cleanup and optimization tool. It doesn’t require PhpMyAdmin to optimize your database tables. It allows you to remove post revisions, comments in the spam queue, un-approved comments within few clicks.

If you’re not aware post revisions eat up lot of space on your database and every time you save a new post or pages, WordPress creates a revision of that post or page. If you edit a post 6 times you might have 5 copy of that post as revisions. Imagine if your post or pages are long and big. It is a huge number of bytes that’s on your MySQL overhead. Now WP-Optimize allows you to optimize and shrink your posts table by removing not necessary post revisions from the database. As example, if you have a post which is approximately 100KB data and you have 5 revisions of that post, the total space wasted is about 500KB. And if you have 100 posts similar to it, you have 50MB database space wasted.

You can get WP-Optimize

3. WP-Clean Fix

WP CleanFix is a management tool for check, repair, fix and optimize your WordPress blog. The Ajax interface allow to manage all status in one only page!

Few of the Features

  • Database Tables optimization
  • Check/Remove for unused UserMeta
  • Check/Remove for Post Revision and Trash
  • Check/Remove for unused Post Meta
  • Check/Remove for unused Tags
  • Check/Remove/Relink for Posts without Authors
  • Check/Remove/Relink for Pages without Authors
  • Check/Remove for Attachments without Post/Page
  • Check/Remove for unused Categories
  • Check/Remove for unlink Categories (terms)

You can get WP-Clean Fix

Do share with us if you’ve used any of these Database optimization Plugins to improve the performance of your WordPress database and your Blog?