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SweepPress Pro 4.0 / Lite 2.4

This major update brings 5 new sweepers (bringing the total to 45 in Pro and 42 in Lite), massive updates to the plugin performance for large websites, a new shared library, many more improvements, and some fixes.

The plugin now has 4 new BuddyPress sweepers for removing orphaned meta records in various tables (potentially more to come in the future) and one sweeper for removing only CRON jobs that are no longer hooked to any code. The brand new shared Dev4Press Library is included with a lot of interface updates and improvements.

Plugin Settings for Performance control

Most important changes are related to the performance. Over the past few months, I had the chance to test the plugin with huge websites having 20G+ database size, and when the server is not fast, some queries the plugin uses to estimate the sweepers can take a long time to finish. This is not a very common issue, but it was worth addressing, and now the plugin has new options and an auto-detection method to determine what should be done. Some of the sweepers are now marked as having ‘high system requirements,’ based on the settings, the plugin will not always run that sweeper estimate and would require the user to trigger estimation if needed manually. The cached data are taken into account, too, to speed up the process. Many changes were made to improve this experience for any website, regardless of the website size. All these changes are available in both Pro and Lite plugin editions.

The performance updates are, by default, set to automatic, and chances are that you will not need to do anything about it. All the performance options are available in the Settings -> Performance panels. This also includes the option to disable the plugin dashboard box for Auto and Quick Cleanup (many users asked for this).

There are many updates and improvements, and some fixes, too. After this release, the plugin will soon get new roadmap, and I have a long list of things to implement, so stay tuned for more from SweepPress.

To see the list of all the changes in this version, please check out the changelog. If you find any issues with the new version, please, report them in the support forums.

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SweepPress Pro plugin for WordPress
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.

About the author

Milan Petrovic
Milan Petrovic

CEO and Lead developer of Dev4Press Web Development company, working with WordPress since 2008, first as a freelancer, later founding own development company. Author of more than 250 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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