WordPress is solely based on MySql database, all your files, images and posts are saved in your server database by WordPress. Though WordPress itself manage all the daunting task of creating, editing and deleting database for all your files, sometimes you need to optimize those databases to make it work better and faster.
Today, I came up with the list of WordPress plugins that will put you on driver seat to get complete control over your WordPress database.
1. Edit any table
This plugin will allow you to connect with any database of your server from the wordpress admin panel. It allows you to search, edit, and create any records from an easy to use interface.
2. Contact Form DB
CFDB, contact form DB plugin saves the contact details from submission to wordpress database and provide shortocdes to view and display data in your wordpress pages.
It will automatically capture submission from popular contact form plugins such as Gravity Forms Plugin, Contact Form 7, Fast Secure Contact Form and JetPack Contact Form plugin.
3. WP Backup
It’s an easy to use plugin to backup your whole wordpress site (database) including all your files and posts. There is an option to auto backup your database and get emailed directly to your inbox.
I don’t know which of the plugin you are going to use from this list, but I strongly recommend you to install this plugin as it will help you to retrieve your blog if your site has been hacked.
4. WP admin tools
This tool perform some basic SEO optimization in your database table like cleaning up database, deleting spam and optimizing it to load faster than before. You’ll get all SEO features along with this plugin.
5. WP Migrate DB
It export your database as a MySQL data dump (similar to phpMyAdmin),does a find and replace on URLs and file paths, then allow you to save it to your computer.
A perfect plug-in for the people who like to update their local install with fresh data from the live site, or copy the locally developed site to the main server.
6. iThemes Security
iThemes security (formerly known as WP Security) gives your WordPress database a complete 30 way protection from hackers. On average, more than 30k new websites are being hacked daily because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak password or any loop holes.
This plugin will stop automated attacks, fix common loop holes and strengthen credentials of your wordpress blog.
This is a guest post by Ron Davis. A freelance blogger and a passionate social media marketer, who is currently working on the site Gravityformsdiscount.org.