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Change Debug Log Location - WordPress
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Sebastian Moran

How to Change the debug.log Storage Location

It is beneficial if you temporarily enable debugging on your WordPress site to run down any issues happening with the site from active themes, WordPress core version, or active plugins. The default location to store the debug.log file is /wp-content/debug.log, but if you want to change the path where the debug.log file should be stored, add the following snippet into the wp-config.php file replacing the /tmp/ with your folder preference. define( ‘WP_DEBUG_LOG’, ‘/tmp/wp-errors.log’ ); If you are uncomfortable editing the wp-config file, you can use the plugin “Change Debug Log Location” If you are using the Really Simple SSL plugin

Remove Unused All in One SEO Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove the All in One SEO Plugin Data on Your WordPress Website

The All in One SEO is a commonly used SEO plugin with 3+ million active installs. If you want to migrate to a different SEO plugin, you should migrate the existing SEO and delete the previous plugin’s stored data. If you are migrating to the Rank Math SEO plugin, it supports the All in One SEO plugin data migration. The All in One SEO plugin uses the following database tables for data storage; wp_aioseo_cache wp_aioseo_notifications wp_aioseo_posts All in One SEO plugin allows you to remove ALL AIOSEO data upon plugin deletion. Make sure the “Uninstall AIOSEO” is enabled before deleting

Remove Unused WPForms Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove WPForms Plugin Data on Your WordPress Site

One of the most widely used form plugins is WPForms. The lite version of WPForms crossed over 5 million active installs. The WPForms plugin uses the following custom database tables for data storage; wp_wpforms_entries wp_wpforms_entry_meta wp_wpforms_entry_fields wp_wpforms_tasks_meta wp_wpforms_admin_builder_templates_cache_update wp_wpforms_email_summaries_fetch_info_blocks wp_wpforms_process_forms_locator_save wp_wpforms_process_forms_locator_scan wp_wpforms_admin_addons_cache_update The database prefix will differ depending on the table prefix defined in your site’s wp-config.php file. The WPForms plugin has an uninstall option which can be found in the settings menu in wp-admin; WPForms > Settings > Misc When you deactivate and delete the WPForms plugin, all the data it uses will be deleted without needing to manually

Remove Unused Yoast Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove Yoast SEO Plugin Data on Your Site

If you want to migrate from the Yoast SEO plugin to alternative plugins, it is also worth making sure that any Yoast SEO plugin data is deleted from the site’s database. The custom database tables that the Yoast SEO plugin creates; wp_yoast_indexable wp_yoast_indexable_hierarchy wp_yoast_migrations wp_yoast_primary_term wp_yoast_prominent_words(note: only available in the Yoast SEO Premium plugin) wp_yoast_seo_links The option names that the Yoast SEO plugin uses; _transient_wpseo_unindexed_post_link_count _transient_timeout_wpseo_unindexed_post_link_count _transient_wpseo_unindexed_term_link_count _transient_timeout_wpseo_unindexed_term_link_count _transient_wpseo_total_unindexed_general_items _transient_timeout_wpseo_total_unindexed_general_items _transient_wpseo_total_unindexed_post_type_archives _transient_timeout_wpseo_total_unindexed_post_type_archives _transient_yoast_i18n_wordpress-seo_promo_hide wpseo_social wpseo_titles wpseo yoast_migrations_free Wpseo_taxonomy_meta If you migrated to an alternative SEO plugin, such as Rank Math SEO, it could clean Yoast SEO data after migrating. But

Burst Statistics - WordPress Plugin
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Use the Burst Statistics Plugin on WordPress

There are some self-hosted analytics solutions for your WordPress website, and one of the most recent plugins is Burst Statistics. It is a privacy-friendly solution as it is designed to store data on your WordPress website, which is not shared with any third party. Its user-friendly features allow for quick setup and convenient viewing of your website visitors. You can consider it as a partial alternative to Google Analytics. After the successful installation and activation of the Burst Statistics plugin, you will see a new menu inside wp-admin; Dashboard > Statistics The plugin comes with a turbo mode which can

Remove Unused WP Statistics Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove WP Statistics Plugin Data on Your Site

The WP Statistics is a widely used plugin with over 600k active installations and is used as a self-hosted solution to track analytics. The WP Statistics plugin uses the following custom database tables for data storage; wp_statistics_exclusions wp_statistics_historical wp_statistics_pages wp_statistics_search wp_statistics_useronline wp_statistics_visit wp_statistics_visitor wp_statistics_visitor_relationships The plugin does not have a built-in way to clean or delete the custom database tables other than manually deleting the custom tables using an application such as phpMyAdmin, or a plugin such as WP-Optimize. If you use the WP-Optimize plugin to find the left-over database tables for the WP Statistics plugin, navigate to; WP-Optimize >

Disable Live Traffic - Wordfence
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Disable Live Traffic in Wordfence on Your Site

If you notice many hits in your site’s analytics that have the following query string showing in the URL on your site; /?wordfence_lh=1 Then the query string is added by the live traffic feature in the Wordfence plugin. The real-time live traffic feature in Wordfence adds a query string to URLs on the site to track those. To disable live traffic in Wordfence, you can set the Live Traffic Options to “Security Only”. From your wp-admin, navigate to: Wordfence > All Options > Tool Options > Live Traffic Options Also, disable the signed-in users like below: Alternatively, the Wordfence plugin

Remove YITH Plugin Data- WordPress
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove YITH Plugin Data on WordPress

YITH provides many limited free plugins on WordPress.org and premium versions of those plugins. The YITH WooCommerce Wishlist plugin has a constant which would need to be added to the site wp-config.php file that can be used to delete that plugins data; define( ‘YITH_WCWL_REMOVE_ALL_DATA’, true ); YITH plugins will use YITH or YIT in the options database table. Example names to look for: yith-wcqv-enable yith-wcqv-enable-mobile yith-wcqv-button-label yith-wcqv-background-modal yith-wcqv-close-color yith-wcqv-close-color-hover yit_plugin_fw_panel_wc_default_options_set yith_plugin_fw_promo_2019_bis yith_system_info yith_wcmg_slider_direction yith_wcmg_enable_plugin yith_wcmg_enable_mobile yith_wcmg_force_sizes yith_wcmg_zoom_width yith_wcmg_zoom_height yith_wcmg_zoom_position yith_wcmg_zoom_mobile_position yith_wcmg_loading_label yith_wcmg_softfocus yith_wcmg_enableslider yith_wcmg_slider_responsive yith_wcmg_slider_items yith_wcmg_slider_circular yith_wcmg_slider_infinite Yith_wcmg_lens_opacity Most hosts provide a solid application to manage and edit your database

Remove Icegram WordPress Plugin Data
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove Icegram Express Plugin Data on WordPress

The Icegram Express plugin is an email marketing service integration for Icegram, which can be commonly used on a site. The Icegram Express plugin uses many custom database tables for storage; wp_ig_actions wp_ig_blocked_emails wp_ig_campaigns wp_ig_contact_meta wp_ig_contactmeta wp_ig_contacts wp_ig_contacts_ips wp_ig_custom_fields wp_ig_forms wp_ig_links wp_ig_lists wp_ig_lists_contacts wp_ig_mailing_queue wp_ig_queue wp_ig_sending_queue wp_ig_temp_import wp_ig_unsubscribe_feedback wp_ig_wc_cart wp_ig_wc_guests wp_ig_workflows wp_ig_workflows_queue The easiest way to remove and delete left-over database tables for Icegram Express is by using a plugin such as WP-Optimize or a host-provided application such as phpMyAdmin. The Icegram Express plugin uses the following option names; there may be a few additional transient-based option names used as

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