Past Meetup

How To Clean Up the WordPress Database

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U.S. Bancorp Tower Conference Rooms

111 SW 5th Avenue · Portland, OR

How to find us

Training Room on the ground floor (to the right of the elevators and through the glass doors).

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In this Meetup, David Greenwald will be speaking on WordPress database optimization.

Is your website running slowly? If you've had a WordPress site for a few years, it could be the MySQL database—the silent killer of WordPress performance. The database can be the biggest drain on WordPress speed and stability and is often the most intimidating part to fix, which can make sites bloated, slow, and ready to crash under high traffic.

But it's actually not that scary. Using WordPress plugins, phpMyAdmin, and the command line, we'll look at how to diagnose database issues, go over some common problems and weird edge cases from post revisions to abandoned plugin data to blog imports gone wrong, and learn how to safely fix and maintain the database for top performance.


6:00 - 6:15: Introductions. What you do, are you looking to hire, are you looking for work?
6:15 - 6:45: Speaker and topic.
6:45 - 7:00: Questions and answers on the topic.
7:00 - 8:00: Get help with WordPress. Bring your laptop for this part. There's a wide range of experience levels, and we're all here to help each other.
8:00: Soft close. You may hang out a bit longer to talk or finish up a project, but the official Meetup will end.
8:30: Socialize at Bailey's Taproom (213 SW Broadway). Let us know if you're interested in joining!

Thanks to Digital Trends for providing the venue!