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Smart Cleanup Tools is an easy to use, powerful plugin for database cleanup with total of 38 cleanup, reset and removal tools. With this plugin you can remove data that is no longer in use, or it is unneeded.

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Also, it can help you restore database overhead and speed up database operations. Plugin supports WordPress multisite, and it has few tools designed for the Network administration.

Powerful Database Cleanup for WordPress

example cleanup and after using Smart Cleanup 683282, 63.47MB database status removed saved 845621 162339 129MB 192.77MB records space Cleanup will be more effective if done after several months of normal database use. For example cleanup on website, cleanup was done 6 months after previous cleanup. Plugin saved amazing 2/3 of the database space, and database from 192MB was scaled down to 63MB. That is 129MB of junk and unneeded data. Full test is available here.

Quick cleanup: one click full cleanup

Quick cleanup: one click full cleanup Main plugin panel shows quick cleanup tool with overview of active tools, found records for removal and estimated size to be recovered. Quick cleanup uses all cleanup tools. If you want to review everything before cleanup, open Cleanup panel for list of all available tools.

Cleanup Tools: 23 in version 4.3

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List of cleanup tools
  • Remove orphaned terms records (v3.2)
  • Remove oEmbed cached postmeta records (v3.1)
  • Remove orphaned relationships records (v3.0)
  • Remove expired transient records (also in multisite mode) (v2.5)
  • Remove GravityForms spammed submissions (v2.1)
  • Remove GravityForms trashed submissions (v2.1)
  • Remove auto-draft posts records
  • Remove trashed posts records
  • Remove spammed posts records
  • Remove published posts revisions records
  • Remove orphaned posts revisions records
  • Remove trashed comments records
  • Remove unapproved comments records
  • Remove spammed comments records
  • Remove empty postmeta records
  • Remove orphaned postmeta records
  • Remove empty comment meta records
  • Remove orphaned comment meta records
  • Remove orphaned comments records
  • Remove RSS feeds cache
  • Remove empty user meta records
  • Remove transient records (also in multisite mode)
  • Remove database overhead (also in multisite mode)

Removal Tools: 11 in version 4.3

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List of removal tools
  • Remove draft posts records (v4.3)
  • Remove attachments with missing files (v4.0)
  • Remove attachments with missing parent posts (v4.0)
  • Remove attachments that are not attached (v4.0)
  • Remove missing post types posts (v4.0)
  • Remove missing taxonomies terms (v4.0)
  • Remove missing unassigned taxonomy terms (v4.0)
  • Remove missing all available taxonomy terms (v4.0)
  • Remove Akismet comments logs (v2.5)
  • Remove user agent data for all comments
  • Remove pingback comments

Reset Tools: 4 in version 4.2

With reset tools you can remove some data from database, and it will be recreated to default values. Removing widgets from sidebars is useful when changing themes, and refreshing rewrite rules is useful when having problems with permalinks.
List of reset tools
  • Remove all post edit locks (v4.1)
  • Reset all sidebars
  • Reset rewrite rules
  • Reset plugins data and statistics (also in multisite mode)

Scheduled Jobs for automatic cleanup

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Export and Import of settings and jobs

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Other Features

  • WordPress Toolbar Menu with quick access and cleanup options
  • Tools to export and import plugin settings and scheduled jobs
  • Disable tools you don’t want to use from cleanup and reset panels
  • Log all executed SQL queries during cleanup check into file
  • Log all executed SQL queries during cleanup execution into file
  • Log work with normal and scheduled executions
  • Gathers statistical data for each tool used
  • Gathers global statistics for saved database space
  • Uses AJAX for cleanup operation executing
  • Support translation and includes POT file

Integration with Other Plugins

Smart Security Tools Smart Cleanup Tools adds new event in security log to track execution of cleanup, reset and removal jobs (including cron executions).


Plugin contains PDF user guide in the plugin package, inside the ‘docs’ directory. Check out this documentation to get information on plugin options, usage and more.


Version 4.3.2 / 2015.04.13.
  • Fixed: memory exhaused error with some cleanup operation
  • Fixed: missing WP internal cache flush for some cleanups
Version 4.3.1 / 2015.04.05.
  • Updated: minor changes to the cleanup worker class
  • Fixed: warning for missing class name with scheduled cleanups
Version 4.3 / 2014.12.08.
  • Updated: posts draft cleanup tool moved to removal panel
  • Updated: better cleanup size estimation for some tools
  • Updated: several minor visual changes and improvements
  • Fixed: wrong ID for the toolbar activity checkbox settings
  • Fixed: saving toolbar activity option for multisite
Version 4.2 / 2014.08.24.
  • Added: WordPress toolbar quick cleanup access menu
  • Added: toolbar quick cleanup: remove all rewrite rules
  • Added: toolbar quick cleanup: remove all transients
  • Added: log cleanup job run through Smart Security Tools
  • Fixed: missing several translation strings in POT file
  • Fixed: several styling issues related to multisite mode
  • Fixed: several minor styling issues with the UI

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29 December 12

Last Update:
13 April 15

Compatible Browsers:
IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome

Compatible With:
Gravity Forms

Files Included:
JavaScript JS, CSS, PHP

Software Version:
WordPress 4.2, WordPress 4.1, WordPress 4.0, WordPress 3.9, WordPress 3.8, WordPress 3.7, WordPress 3.6, WordPress 3.5, WordPress 3.4, WordPress 3.3


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