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I just found out that the Yet Another Related Posts plugin (YARPP) uses FULLTEXT indexes on the wp-posts table, which greatly slows down sites with a large amount of posts.

Can I can just delete the plugin, or do I have to clean out the wp-posts table of those indexes in order to fix the issue?

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YARPP doesn't do anything on uninstall.

So you have to uninstall it then go remove the indexes manually from the DB. The index names should be prefixed with yarpp_. Very untested SQL follows:

SHOW INDEXES ON wp_posts;
DROP INDEX yarpp_title ON wp_posts;
DROP INDEX yarpp_content ON wp_posts;
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  • Do I just need to drop the yarpp_ tables, or are there columsn in wp_posts that I need to drop as well?
    – jetlej
    Mar 8, 2013 at 1:34
  • Just the indexes. Mar 8, 2013 at 1:43

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