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Last updated by Andreas W. 8 months, 4 weeks ago.

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September 10, 2019 at 6:29 pm #4548117


Hi, I just noticed that the tables wp_icl_string_pages and wp_icl_strings together are over 55mb in my database. I just want to know if that's normal. If not what can I do about it. I'm afraid it will affect my website's performance over time. Thank you.

September 10, 2019 at 9:38 pm #4548991

Andreas W.

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Thank you for contacting the WPML Support Forum.

The behavior is normal for WordPress and WPML and depends on the WPML configuration.
In fact, each string, integer or boolean finds a database entry in WordPress, but as WPML mulitiplicates this amount in regards to the installed site languages tables can get bigger than usually expected.

You can delete all the untranslated strings in ST with this SQL command:

DELETE FROM `wp_icl_strings` WHERE status = 0;

Please, check for the table prefix.

Then, I suggest you go to WPML > String Translation > Auto register strings for translations and exclude all the domains there in order to prevent it happens again.

Let me know your results, please.

Kind Regards,

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