Uninstalling the Communities plugin

Hello to everyone, (My first post)

I have installed the communities plugin on a (localhost)site and now I am uninstalling it.
My question is should I delete the database tables created by the plugin?
Does it make any difference?
Do the answers to these questions apply to none, some, most or all plugins that create DB tables?

Also I think that the communities plugin is a good idea, but that the wiki editor/feature would be better if the editor was the same (or similar) as the main WP editor used in post and page creation. As it is now I don't think the average client/user would consider using it... Are there plans to further develop it?


  • Mason
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    Hiya Shane!

    First off, welcome to WPMU DEV! :smiley:

    As far as the database entries, there's no real harm in leaving them. It doesn't make much difference and as a general practice isn't necessary. The only time something comes into play is if a plugin stores some information in the database incorrectly and is unable to correct it. Then you could drop the tables and let the plugin recreate them (hopefully correctly).

    As for the wiki portion of the Communities plugin, it is a bit outdated (pre-custom post types) so probably could use a little love. We're actually developing a full-on wiki plugin at the moment based on some user requests. I don't have an ETA, but it is in the works.

    Hope that info helps!


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