Once a day wordpress deletes all trashed items which had been in the trash for more then N days, where N stands for the value of EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS constant which may be defined in wp-config.php file.
This plugin presents a different way to control the number of trashed days. Instead of manually editing wp-config.php which is usually not convenient and somewhat dangerous, you can set the number of days in a settings page.
In addition there is a tool to empty the cache from Items older the a specified number of days.
Get to the settings page via the menu โOptionsโ >> โEmpty trashโ
Get to the delete trash tool page via the menu โToolsโ >> โEmpty trashโ
The plugin was not tested in a network installation, but it should work gibing the individual site admin a control over his trash which is possibly different then other sites on the network.
The plugin do not have network wide settings
For better or worse the plugin employs exactly the same deleting algorithm used by the wordpress version running the site.
The plugin will not be able to function well if you have EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS set in your wp-confing.php
If installing via the wordpress admin from the repository:
1. Activate the plugin through the โPluginsโ menu in WordPress
If manually uploading:
1. Download plugin archive in zip or gzipped tar format and extract the files on your computer.
Use an FTP or SFTP client to upload the trashemptier directory to wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
Activate the plugin through the โPluginsโ menu in WordPress
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