Exactly as its name states it, Database Cleaner will clean your database. I personally tried many database cleaners, but they usually don’t work on big databases (they aren’t optimized for them). Also, in my experience, and even though they removed a lot of useless data, they didn’t focus on what really slowed-down my WordPress installs. This is why I have decided to craft my own, and make it perfect with the community that already surrounds me.

Database Cleaner focuses on helping you removing the data that really slows-down your WordPress. The other goal is that the plugin should be able to perform, even though the database is huge and prone to timeouts.

This plugin was released in 2022. It’s still very new, I am constantly pushing slight changes in order to make it perfect for everyone, while keeping it easy to use. I absolutely need your feedback! Please write it on the WordPress forums. Thank you!

Handle big databases

The only database cleaning plugin that handles cleaning big DB through smart controlled queries.


Database Cleaner adapts its recommendations depending on the plugins you are using.

Focus on actual optimization

Removing temporary or trashed data is not enough! Database Cleaner focuses on optimizations which really matter.

Free & Pro Versions

Free Version

  • Delete useless Data

    Old revisions, trashed posts, useless metas, useless relationships, useless users, useless comments, transients, etc.

  • Delete useless Tables

    You’ll be able to check which tables are known, unknown, or actually useless.

  • Handle useless Options

    You’ll be able to check which options are used, and toggle their autoloaded status.

  • Handle useless Post Types

    That’s what most often slows down your WordPress the most!

Pro Version

  • Everything from the Free Version

  • Enhanced “Used By” column for Tables, Post Types and Options

    This column will try its best to tell you by which plugin this item is normally used (installed or not).

  • Automatic Auto-Clean

    The cleaning will be done regularly, little by little, without any stress or slowing-down your install.

Reviews from WordPress

Written by @enthousiastwpuser on WordPress Forums

The new Database Cleaner King is here

This is by far the nicest plugin from the start that I used since a long time. I was using the other famous database cleaner plugin before this one, and it wasn’t updated since long time and it felt less relevant years after years.

Written by @iacx on WordPress Forums

Finally a complete plugin

I already use the plugin on multiple site and are very satisfied with the functionality and UX, I hope in a constant development, the plugin is really complete and from valuable information on the status of the database.

Written by @jeromyk on WordPress Forums

Resolved my WooCommerce Issue

I tried to install WooCommerce onto my site and instantly experienced issues. My site ran incredibly slow and eventually became inoperable. I removed the plug-in using FTP access but anytime I tried to navigate to my shop page, the site would automatically redirect to my main homepage. After using Database Cleaner once, it resolved the issue and the site works as normal.