How to Use the Action Scheduler Cleaner

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Are you experiencing performance issues due to a cluttered database filled with action scheduler logs?

Managing scheduled actions is crucial if you are a WordPress site owner who wants to ensure optimal performance and database health.

At MRK WP, we developed the Action Scheduler Cleaner plugin as a solution to streamline the process of cleaning up completed action logs in your WordPress database.

In this article, we will provide a step-by-step on how to clear action logs with the Action Scheduler Cleaner plugin. We will also include a video tutorial for you to follow along.

Video: How to use the Action Scheduler Cleaner

Check out the video tutorial on how to use the Action Scheduler Cleaner plugin.

How to use the Action Scheduler Cleaner

Follow the guide below on how to set up the Action Scheduler Cleaner plugin.

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Installation and Activation

To install the plugin,

  • Navigate to Plugins > Add New in your WordPress admin panel.
  • Click Upload Plugin and upload the “Action Scheduler Cleaner zip file you downloaded in the previous step.
  • Click “Install Now” and “Activate Plugin”
  • Once activated, you must add the licence key you received in the plugin purchase email.

The First Time Clean-Up

Using this plugin, you can now manually perform the first cleanup of action logs.

  1. Navigate to Tools
  2. Go to Scheduled Actions.
  3. Select the type of Scheduled Actions to delete; these could be either Completed or Failed actions. Click the trash icon to delete the actions. You will see a pop on your screen asking you to confirm the deletion.
How to clear scheduled actions inside the plugin
How to clear scheduled actions inside the plugin

Pending Actions

You should notice that the Pending Actions do not have a trash icon next to them; hence, we cannot delete them.

These pending actions are scheduled for a later time, so deleting them will prevent them from running when they were scheduled.

You should only delete Completed and Failed actions.

Clearing Large Action Scheduler Logs

If you have a huge backlog of actions to delete, for instance, 100,000 or more, you will need to use the Fast Clear Log feature to clear them.

To do this,

  1. Go to Tools.
  2. Click Fast Clear Logs.
  3. This will start a background process in the background to clear the large log count.
How to Fast Clear large logs in the Action Scheduler Cleaner
How to Fast Clear Large Logs in the Action Scheduler Cleaner

Conclusion

With these simple steps, you can harness the power of the Action Scheduler Cleaner plugin to clear completed scheduled actions.

Regularly clearing completed tasks improves performance and ensures a healthier and more efficient WordPress database.

Take control of your WordPress site’s scheduling tasks today with Action Scheduler Cleaner and enjoy smoother operation and enhanced performance!

More Tips

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