[wp-hackers] Database padded with junk content

Ryan McCue ryanmccue at cubegames.net
Wed Dec 24 08:06:03 GMT 2008

RePost wrote:
> DD32 wrote:
>> I guess you're referring to the rss_* options from the wp_options table,
>> Personally i'd like to see a better exporter, which can understand
>> what are
>> user settings, what are defaults, what junk the user doesnt want to
>> backup
>> (ie. just posts? or revisions and options too? etc)
> Wait a minute? Feeds? It's sure not my feed dumping unwanted WordPress
> news in my database.
> What's the source of this content? And why would the developers so
> callously slop this stuff into users' backups? It serves no useful
> purpose.

Yes, it is. WordPress caches all the feed items that you see on the
dashboard, if I remember correctly. It's not the feeds that you're
using, but rather those.

Ryan McCue

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