Delete old copies of posts in WordPress

Last Revised: October 2, 2021

Once again we return to issues that mainly affect performance and, in this case, it is to empty the database of old copies of entries or pages. As you update content, old copies are created. As a general rule, these copies are not accessible, but if you want to delete an element that may have content that should never have been there, it is best to limit the time or amount of previous elements.

To do this we will add to the configuration file [wp-config.php] the number of days we want an item to remain in the trash:

define('EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 1);

The next element is if we want to back up the entries, how many, if yes:

define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', 5);

or else:

define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', false);

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