Another key to keeping your blog running fast and smooth is to make sure your database is optimized. Do you know much about optimizing your SQL database? Me neither.
So let’s have a plugin do it for us! This plugin is another Essential WordPress plugin for the new blogger. It is the Tentblogger Optimize WordPress Database plugin.
Install Tentblogger Optimize WordPress Database Plugin
Search for the plugin and then install and activate it.
After installation and activation, the plugin creates its very own little menu item near the bottom of your dashboard:
When you go into the plugin area, it shows you how many kilobytes can be optimized.
I only have a little over 1KB which can be optimized right now, which isn’t very much. Later, once I start writing posts, and adding images, this number will increase. I try to check this plugin about once a week.
After you optimize, the plugin gives you this happy message, and you can go back to doing whatever you were doing before – which hopefully had something to do with writing awesome blog posts!