I have had the tracer scanning for 15 hours and there are lot of data in the : No Longer Loaded.
I just wanted to hear. : Once before i used tracer and clicked on the : Delete all records in No Longer Loaded. But somehow is damaged my-site and then i had to use the db backup.
It says these are no longer used but at the same time it did something and if i manually should go through all records then it would take months.
What is the best way to handle this ?
And would it be possible for you to make the plugin to sort all : No Longer Used records into their own folder representing the plugin, theme or whatever they came from. So it would be easier to know what would be OK to delete or what would not.
For me it is hard to know what is right to delete and if this have to be like a roulette. Then it would be way to hard.
Overview on the Analyze panels explains each results set. Tracer is monitoring what options and meta data is requested by every page loaded. No longer loaded list is list of all options records that were not requested not even once during tracer run, and this result is very accurate. Because of that is safe to say they are not needed by the current theme and all currently active plugins. It is possible they belong to other plugin that are gone or deactivated, and plugin attempts to identify that.
If the record was identified, you can see which plugin or theme it belongs. If it is not, there is no way for plugin to tell where the record come from.
I can’t guarantee that deleting records is completely safe, and that’s why you need backup before proceeding. But, from my experience, if after long time using the tracer on many website, if the record ends up in No Longer Loaded list, it is safe to be removed. If that breaks the website, than you have some deeper problem.
It is possible that some plugins (in my experience, very, very old plugins, maybe 6-7 years) are not loading settings using WordPress functions (my plugin traces those functions), and it is loading straight from DB, in that case my plugin will not be able to detect loading of such records. But, if you use plugin that is so old or plugin that is so badly written to mess with options table directly without WordPress functions, you need to make sure to stop using such plugin.
Thanks for the reply.
I do not use plugins that old. If a plugin is no longer supported or if a plugin is not longer upgraded then it is time to change to something similar or better.
I believe you know what you are doing also why i ask you and yes a backup is first priority.
I will give it a go and see what will happen.
Thanks a lot.
I am using some of your other plugins. So everything is great.
I found out was was wrong.
When i see the : no longer loaded then i only see 2 columns and if i make the window real big then i see 3 columns. That is why i thought there was no info about which plugin it came from, the data. (I found out this by seeing your screenshots).
So somehow there is so far between the distance between each column.
Is there a way to adjust this ? i am using Firefox.
I can’t see the image.
Please copy whole url and paste it else it will be seen as a email. Something flickr have done.
Another link. If flickr is not working : http://mesechna-nagrada.com/ppics1/aaa1.jpg
I will try to make columns more flexible. Also, you can try to collapse main WordPress menu.
Collapsing the menu do nothing good. Is still the same.
OK, I will try to release update in the next 2-3 days.
Super. Thanks a lot.
Do you use latest plugin version? In last version plugin is doing all the processing in the background and it will not have issue with the loading of the results page. But, if the number of results is extremely high it could be that server returns timeout during rendering. Can you check server error log to see where exactly the page breaks?
Hi Milan, tracing works, we tested this for 5 hours. Within the removal tools, there is the tool “Trace: Post Meta” and this doesn’t work at the moment, since a blank page appears.
Yes, and if you get empty page, usually there is a bug that causes that and it should be logged in server error logs.
ok, after 3 minutes the script is stopped by the server. Since there are thousands of entries in wp_postmeta this is not enough time to display all the entries. Maybe it would make sense to only display a certain amount of entries? The plugin WP Sweep works like this.
WP Sweep can’t do what my plugin does (no other plugin as far as I know can do what my plugin does).
I understand the problem you have, but on most servers that is not a problem since the way the code is written it should work. But, for some reason your server is locked from using some functions and that is way you have the issue.
purchased plugin but having a problem with Analyse tab. It remains blank after running tracer showing:
“Data analysis is currently running. Once it is done, you can see all the results. This process needs to run once after every tracer or quick scan. “
I have left it for a couple of hours and still the same.
Can you help please?
When you are starting Tracer you have option to set how long it should run (8 hours is default). You can also stop it manually from the main plugin screen.
Thanks for the reply.
I’ve tried starting tracer a few times now (run for hour only, run for 6 hours, running then stopping etc.) but every time the ‘Alalyse’ tab stays blank (the auto load tab populates however).
Am I doing something wrong? I can’t think what as it is very straight forward, but I would like to get the plugin working fully..
After you stop (or it finishes on it’s own) Tracer, it than runs background process to analyze gathered data. The only explanation is that it breaks on your website due to some background error or server limitation. Analyze process needs some time to run, and if your server has limited time for PHP script execution, it can fail to run to the end. Many shared hosting companies are limiting this, and my plugin tries to change it but fails due to server limitation. Can you check with your hosting company if they limit PHP execution time?
It’s a dedicated server and currently max_execution_time is set to 5 minutes (300s).
So just to confirm, what should I set this to to make the plugin work?
FYI, It’s a small test site (not indexed) I want to make sure I have everything working before installing and using on ‘production’ server.
300s should be more than enough especially on dedicated server, on slower servers it takes up to 60s. Check the error logs to see if there is something there. If the process is not completing, there must be something logged. How many plugins and themes you have installed (no matter if active or not, just present in folders)?
I’m not seeing anything in the error_log (root dir). There are quite a few plugins and themes as it is a test site although many are not enabld (22 plugins, 8 themes).
How best to proceed?
Depending on the type of error, it doesn’t have to be in the root folder, it all depends how PHP is configured to handle errors. You can enable WordPress debug mode and WordPress own debug log, that is best way to get all errors in one place (wp-content/debug.log): https://codex.wordpress.org/Debugging_in_WordPress#WP_DEBUG_LOG
The WP_DEBUG_LOG shows nothing relevant to Smart Options Optimizer that I can see, but I’m obviously no expert.
I’m afraid I will be asking for a refund as I cannot afford to spend any more time trying to get this working…
I just bought this plugin yesterday and it’s amazing, I finally cleaned this database
Thank you for creating such plugins +5
Wish you all the best
Ever since i used this plugin and the clean plugin woocommerce and wc vendors pro stopped functioning properly – every sale made on the site is not recorded in commisions or shown into wc vendors pro – it woked perfectly before using your plugin. I just used your defaults/ I must have my site back to work as I have many vendors and none of them sees their selling . I am so sorry i purchased your products and used them as it ruined my life’s work. I have no way to fix it now. Please assist asap. Thank you
Nothing works as expected with your plugin. Full tracer has worked 6 hours and see just one admin page and no frontend page. Then I’ve waited 1 hour seeing the sentence “Data analysis is currently running. Once it is done, you can see all the results. This process needs to run once after every tracer or quick scan.“ Just like RealGlenn. I’ve never seen any results.
Next I’ve launched a quick scan, it’s running since 14 hours now… I’ve tried in both multisite and per site activation. I’m really enjoying your other plugin (cleanup) but unfortunatly I have to ask a refund for this one
Full tracer has effect only if you use it will website that has visitors. If you see only 1 admin page and no front end, it means your website has no visitors during trace run. It is all explained on the plugin interface and in documentation. It can be used on website that is not online and receiving visitors.
Quick scan requires to use some PHP features that some hosts might lock out (timeout and memory for PHP). If that is locked with your host, than quick scan breaks and never finishes.
I know that and I read everything before I spend my money. My website has thousands visitors by day, and a staff of ten members using the backend at any hour of night and day since our audience cover several countries and languages. Of course during scan a lot of pages have been displayed on both frontend en backend side. It’s why I’ve manually stopped the scan when I’ve seen only one admin page in stats after 6 hours of work.
I’ve a dedicated server with root access and 4×16Go of RAM. I’m responsible of everything configured on it, and of course I’ve increased everything possible regarding timeout and memory.
Do you have any errors logged on server related to the plugin? I use plugin daily on various websites, and I have no problems with it, it works fine. So, whatever problem is at your end it has to be related to some error to make it stop working.
I’ve nothing related to this plugin in any logs. I’ve also used wordpress debug log but I get nothing about this plugin. All timeouts are set to 300 seconds ! (in php.ini, php-fpm config and nginx config). I’ve asked for a refund, thanks for your understanding.
I’m using a custom cron, not the wordpress one. It could be the issue ?
Plugin is using cron to run quick scan, but custom cron is actually triggering WP cron, so it is OK. Without errors I can’t help you here, whatever it is, it is very obscure not to log errors and still fail to work.
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