WordPress Plugin Bloat: Uninstall Doesn’t Mean Gone
Jeffro put up a great post on Weblog Tools Collection about WordPress and how deleting plugins doesn’t mean that everything with regard to the plugin is gone, as many of them add entries into the database, that sit there doing nothing once the plugin is gone, except for causing bloat, and if you are like me, someone that tries a variety of plugins, you have to wonder what kind of long term effect this has on your database tables.
It is an interesting issue, and while most plugins don’t add very much data, over a long period of time, there could be a fair bit of extra information sitting there, eating up space. Could it be time for plugin authors to add a proper uninstall feature?
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