As we (Concrete5 Denmark) are building a lot of websites, we always thought that a clean new site is a good site. No…
On a frequently updated site, old page versions accumulate much faster than the core job removes them. Extreme Clean rips through a site purging old page versions and the data they contain.
Clear out abandoned drafts and trash, either completely or once the pages have been un-modified for a number of days.
Trim log files by length or age. Configured by default for the main Log and the Jobs Log (the c5 core provides no means to view or clear the jobs log)
On a busy eCommerce or membership site, users come and go, but rarely do they clean up their accounts. Extreme Clean seeks out and removes inactive user accounts.
Over time the storage for database tables can become fragmented and disorganised. Extreme Clean optimizes database tables for efficient access and storage.
Cleaners can be run directly from the dashboard or through the Extreme Clean queable job.
Extreme Clean can help with GDPR strategy, ensuring that no data covered by GDPR is left in old page versions or old log records and user accounts are removed after inactivity. Full GDPR compliance involves a lot more than Extreme Clean.
If you have used the concrete5.6 version of Extreme Clean, this implementation for concrete5.7 and concrete5 v8+ has refined the way cleaning is managed with simple configuration and interactive cleaning through the dashboard. It also adds new cleanups and an extensible architecture.
Backup your site before first using Extreme Clean. I accept no responsibility if you end up cleaning critical data! Once you have Extreme Clean configured, a safe strategy is to run it after your regular backups, so keeping the database clean ready for the next backup.
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