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Last updated by George Botsev 9 months, 3 weeks ago.

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August 15, 2019 at 9:14 am #4399829



I'm trying to take a backup of, but the plugin i'm using said that the row "_icl_string_pages" was to big. I read some about this and it should have been fixed in wpml 3.50, but I'm currently running wpml

Is it safe to empy all the content in the row by pressing "empty" in php my admin?
Like this: hidden link

I have translated pages on the site, so I don't want any of my other content to be affected.

Thanks in advance,

August 15, 2019 at 9:52 am #4399983

George Botsev

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Sofia (GMT+03:00)

Hello and thank you for contacting us.
I would not recommend you to empty that table right now, as that may lead to increased performance penalty to your site as after you empty it, on the next request it will start to be re-populated once again.
If you do empty that table, the content of your site should not be affected as that table is used only for caching of strings.

You can exclude that table from your backups.
In example if you are using Updraft you can follow their guide here: hidden link

In the future releases of WPML and in our current beta, that table should not be needed and no longer used.
You can read about our latest beta and performance improvements here: