[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #50799: Clean orphaned custom database tables

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Tue Jul 28 18:10:46 UTC 2020

#50799: Clean orphaned custom database tables
 Reporter:  stuffradio       |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  feature request  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Site Health      |    Version:
 Severity:  normal           |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                   |
 There was a ticket I just commented today where someone suggested forcing
 a plugin developer to use the deactivation hook and cleaning the custom
 created tables. I pointed out how some people might want to keep some data
 in case they want to activate the plugin again in the future and still
 have their data.

 My idea is to create a section in Site Health where it lists all the non-
 standard WordPress tables and the plugin that created the tables so an
 administrator could clean up their database from the admin panel. Another
 part to this could be to slightly alter the plugin deactivation to have a
 hard and soft deactivate/delete plugin link where the soft
 delete/deactivate would simply remove the plugin, and the hard
 delete/deactivate would delete the associated tables and data.

 I'm open to suggestions/feedback on this idea.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/50799>
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