Cleanup Duplicate Meta

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Cleanup Duplicate Meta gives you a tool to check for and delete duplicate Post and/or User Meta entries in the database tables.

Author:WP Developers Club and Tonya (profile at
WordPress version required:3.5
WordPress version tested:4.2.2
Plugin version:1.0.2
Added to WordPress repository:09-05-2015
Last updated:09-05-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:7 037
Active installs:400+
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There are times when your database gets filled up with duplicate entries that you may not want. Cleanup Duplicate Meta allows you to check for any duplicates in either the Post Meta or User Meta tables. Then if you want to get rid of them, simply click on the Cleanup button and Cleanup Duplicate Meta deletes the duplicates leaving either the first or last meta (you select which).

The interface is simple and easy to use:

  1. 'Check for Duplicates' queries the database and then displays all the duplicates found.
  2. 'Count Duplicates' counts all the duplicates found in the database (i.e. a total count).
  3. The 'Cleanup' buttons trigger a SQL query to run, which deletes each of the duplicate entries, leaving either the first or last one (per your selection) in the database. All non-duplicates remain untouched by the plugin.

See the screenshots tab for more details.