Powerful database cleanup for WordPress

Remove various old, unused or obsolete data from the database, optimize the database for best performance. Schedule cleanup tasks to run automatically.

Current release
Version: 4.1
Date: 2024.01.10
First released
1 year, 11 months ago
System Requirements
PHP: 7.3
WordPress: 5.5
or ClassicPress: 1.2
bbPress: 2.6
BuddyPress: 10.0
Gravity Forms: 2.5
Individual network websites

Auto & Quick Sweep

The plugin dashboard includes two methods to start with the cleanup quickly.

Auto Sweep

The fastest way to clean up the website database is with Auto Sweep which will run most of the sweepers.

Quick Sweep

To quickly sweep the website with an easy way to select some of the sweepers, is through the Quick Sweep.

Plugin Status

Get basic information about the plugin features status, available sweepers, and created sweeper jobs.

Full Sweep Panel

The plugin dashboard includes two methods to start with the cleanup quickly.

All the Sweepers

This panel shows every available sweeper, without limitation, and all the tasks for each sweeper.

Sweeper Help

Read detailed information about each sweeper, what database tables are affected and how they should be used.

Additional Information

For some sweepers, you can get more information, including when it was last time run, and if there are some limitations.

Introduction Video

Learn more about the plugin with basic setup information included

Pro Only: Schedule Sweep Jobs

Add one or more jobs with a free selection of sweepers for scheduled use.

Jobs Creation

Create the job with a custom name, set it as idle, run once at the specified time, or run on a schedule.

Jobs List

Show all the registered sweeper jobs with basic information, including the date and time of the next run.

Last Run Report

Show the report from the last time the job has run. Each job saves the last run report and basic statistics.

More Pro-Only Features

The plugin includes logging and statistics, CLI and REST integration, and more.

Sweeper Monitor (v2.0)

Daily and Weekly monitor with notifications when the minimum number of records or Database size for sweeping is reached.

Database Overview (v3.0)

Show the status of all database tables, attempt to detect plugin sources, run optimize and repair actions, and more.

CRON Control

Show all the registered jobs inside the WordPress CRON with tracking of source and much more.

GravityForms (v3.3)

The plugin has three sweepers created for the GravityForms plugin: remove thrashed forms, and remove trash/spam entries.

The Log File (v3.3)

Log each cleanup execution and all the SQL queries into a file for later debugging and analysis.

Additional Features

The plugin includes logging and statistics, CLI and REST integration, and more.

WP CLI Support

Integrate the sweeping process in the WP CLI and register sweeper commands to list and run sweepers.


Integrate the sweeping process in the WP REST API and register sweeper commands to list and run sweepers.

Log jobs and stats

The plugin logs various statistical information for all the sweeper runs, sweeper jobs, and more.

Statistics Panel

Show total and monthly based statistics with removed records, saved space statistics for every sweeper.


Control CLI and REST integration, additional control for some sweepers, and backup notice display.

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Knowledge Base and Support

Knowledge Base

To get help for this plugin, start with FAQ and the Knowledge Base.

Knowledge Base

Support Forums

If you need help with the plugin or to report problems, use support forums.

Support Forum

Request Demo

Do you have doubts about whether this plugin is right for you? Test it first.

Request Demo

Plugin Translations

Plugin's basic language is English. The plugin is translation ready, with empty POT file with all the string included in the plugin directory.

The plugin also includes full or partial translations for:
Dansk (Danish), Deutsch (German), Deutsch Schweiz (German, Switzerland), Español (Spanish, Spain), Español de Argentina (Spanish, Argentina), Español de México (Spanish, Mexico), Français (French), Français de Belgique (French, Belgium), Français du Canada (French, Canada), Hrvatski (Croatian), Italiano (Italian), Nederlands (Dutch), Polski (Polish), Português (Portuguese, Portugal), Português do Brasil (Portuguese, Brazil), Русский (Russian), Svenska (Swedish).

It is possible that plugin has some minor spelling issues, mistypes words and other issues. Please, report any problems you find, and they will be fixed, and POT file updated when needed.

You can join the translations project for this plugin, and help with translating it to your native language. You can read more about it here: Plugin Translations.

Translations on Dev4Press.com

Plugin Accessibility

Plugin Accessibility Status

Front End: Not Applicable
Admin Side: Yes

Report Accessibility Issues

Web accessibility is increasingly important factor in web development, and with the accessibility support you are making sure that people with disablities are able to use your website. Developing for accessibility is one of the priorities on Dev4Press, and we are using WCAG guidelines and approved tools to test our plugins and improve accessibility for on both admin side and the front end (for plugins with front end controlls and features).

Keep in mind that there still might be some accessibility issue with the plugin, and if you find any, please report them via support forum, and such report will be given highest priority, and issue will be fixed as soon as possible.

More Features

Settings Import and Export

All Dev4Press premium plugins have a set of easy-to-use tools to export all plugin settings into files with JSON serialization. And you can export settings from that file. This way, you can keep your settings safe or transfer settings from one website to another.

Browser Compatibility

All our plugins are compatible with all popular internet browsers. This includes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, all tested across different operating systems and desktop and mobile devices.

Regular Updates

All Dev4Press premium plugins are constantly developed and will receive regular updates to fix reported bugs, fix any security issues, and enhance and improve every aspect of plugins. And using our Updater plugin, you can update directly from WordPress.

Complete Localization

All Dev4Press free and lite plugins have a WordPress standard PO/MO translation system implemented, making it easy to translate into any language. Depending on the plugin, translations can be split into two or more files for easier translation handling.

Excellent Support

One of our primary goals is to provide the best support possible. This includes an active support forum, priority support (for Agency license), and an ever-expanding knowledge base and FAQ to ensure you get all the information you need for our plugins.

Secure and Clean Code

All Dev4Press premium plugins are coded using best coding practices, with code tested for all potential security problems. We are constantly working on maintaining full WordPress compatibility and the highest level of security for all our products.

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