Preferred WordPress Plugins for Those Occasional Tasks

Preferred WordPress plugins and tools

From time to time, I need a WordPress plugin to edit this setting, clean up this bit of the database, or effect some other edit or change. While I often rely on wp-cli to handle the majority of tasks, there are times when a plugin is absolutely the best choice (read simplest, fastest, and easiest). What follows is a way for me to keep an organized list of which plugins I prefer for a variety of tasks. I expect that I will add to this list over time.

Access WordPress Options via the WordPress Dashobard

This URL was shared by Matt Ryan in the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup’s Slack channel.

https://example.com/wp-admin/options.php

Clean Up Revisions

The WP Sweep plugin was recommended to me by Joe Casabona. It did the business quickly, easily and painlessly.

Export Databases, Migrate a Site, Find/Replace in the Database

For a whole host of database-related tasks, there is no better tool than WP Migrate Pro. It’s on the pricier side, but it is absolutely worth every penny. So powerful. So reliable.

Change table_prefix in wp-config and the WordPress database

Here’s a plugin that was recommended to me for changing the table_prefix in both the wp-config.php file and in the WordPress database: Brozzme DB Prefix & Tools Addons.

Access the Database via the WordPress Dashboard

The folks who make the WP Migrate Pro plugin (mentioned above), recently launched a new tool called SQL Buddy, which is a WordPress plugin that makes it easy to manage your database table contents right from your WordPress dashboard. I learned about this plugin in the TinyPress newsletter, which is published by Daniel Schutzsmith.

Please note that I have never used SQL Buddy, but I am adding it here in case I need it in the future.

Last updated: 28-Apr-2022