When I delete a record field of WordPress posts database such as Post, Image, Page, etc. and add new item then it will add in a fresh record field due to auto increment function.

But I would like to firstly utilize deleted records then enter new data in new record field.

Is it okay to disable auto increment from that database table?

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    No it’s not ok. You’ll break your site. Why would you want to do this? – Jacob Peattie Sep 29 '19 at 10:54
  • Why do you need to hack the core? You can always create your own table. Checkout the $wpdb class. – Mayeenul Islam Sep 29 '19 at 10:55
  • That will not "utilize" anything, but break everything. Why? Save disk space? Let the database mange itself (InnoDB tables) or optimize MyISAM tables. – Knut Sparhell Sep 29 '19 at 13:14

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