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Migrate from the Stream Plugin to the WP Security Audit Log Plugin
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Sebastian Moran

How to Migrate from the Stream Plugin to the WP Security Audit Log Plugin

Stream is a plugin from XWP which works, but compared to newer security audit plugins such as WP Security Audit Log, it is quite limited. Stream can also bloat the site database, depending on how long logs are being stored by. To  reset the database of entries that Stream has created, you can do so from wp-admin; Stream > Settings > Reset Stream Database When you deactivate and delete the Stream plugin, the two custom database tables that the plugin creates will not be removed, unless you click on the uninstall next to the plugin in the plugin list. An

Why not to use the WooCommerce Customer History Plugin
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Why not to use the WooCommerce Customer History Plugin

WooCommerce is a solid, easy-to-use plugin for adding e-commerce to an existing WordPress site. Since WooCommerce is running in WordPress, it means there are many plugin options out there. One useful plugin is WooCommerce Customer History. The plugin will track how customers browse the site, which would allow you to see the products customers are browsing. But when used on a site, the plugin will add a slow admin-ajax.php POST request on every page, which will add a delay of 300-500ms on every post, page, and product on the site. Tracking analytics in a site’s database is never a good

How to Remove VaultPress Plugin Data from a Child Sites Database
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to Remove VaultPress Plugin Data from a Child Sites Database

VaultPress is a backup plugin, built by Automattic. VaultPress can also cause the site installation to bloat the database for postmeta and option entries. Some of the examples of the bloat will be in these option names, created by the plugin; vaultpress vaultpress_allow_forwarded_for vaultpress_service_ips_external_cidr _vp_ai_ping _vp_config_post_meta_name_ignore _vp_config_should_ignore_files _vp_current_scan _vp_signatures The option name which can cause the most issues is _vp_ai_ping. On some sites, _vp_ai_ping  has entries which have been known to bloat the site’s options database table with 300-500MB of data. VaultPress plugin has an option in its settings to delete all VaultPress settings.   When the VaultPress plugin is

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