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    delete thousands of comments at once in wordpress?

    i almost forgot that i have this blog. now i want to concentrate on it.



    but how can i delete thousands of comments at once in wordpress?

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    If you want to delete all of the comments that you have not approved, here is something that should help.

    WordPress › Support � Is there a way to delete all comments at once?
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Or do the Iowadawg thing.
    Just empty out on phpadmin the comment folder.

    In fact, I think all blog owners should look at their blogs and decide to do that to get rid of a bunch of old comments and to free up space.

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    Hi,

    I use this plugin.

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    I use this plugin.
    I just new somebody would step in with a plugin recommendation that stops WP users learning anything about the tools they already have in their hosting control panel.

    phpmyadmin is a great database admin tool available within cPanel that so few webmasters seem to make use of. It's a pity that the "plugin" has dumbed everything down so much I think where even the most basic admin operations create a demand for a plugin. Rant over

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    its the first time i actually use the phpmyadmin and i enjoyed it and did it to almost all my wordpress site, i remember the thread done by shenron about how to shrink the database of wordpress and so i also did it using the phpmyadmin
    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    If you want to delete all of the comments that you have not approved, here is something that should help.

    WordPress › Support � Is there a way to delete all comments at once?
    thanks. i thought it would also delete those i've approved before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    It's a pity that the "plugin" has dumbed everything down so much I think where even the most basic admin operations create a demand for a plugin. Rant over
    Most WordPress users do not have a technical nature. What you say is true, but unless someone knows what they are doing, they are probably better off staying out of phpMyAdmin. A neophyte can do more harm than good in there.

    Every once in a while I run into a techie-wanna-be client who thinks he knows more than he actually does. When they get into phpMyAdmin, I sometimes have to restore the database to make their site operational again.
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