If you’ve been running a multi-author blog like us, over a period of time, you’ll see your list of tags growing exponentially. When I reviewed the number of tags on Techtites today, I noticed that this was well over 1,100 tags!
So, I went into the Tags interface and immediately realised that I’m going to spend an hour just deleting and cleaning up tags.
There are a few WordPress plugins available that allow you to manage tags and categories, including Term Management Tools. However, there isn’t a good free plugin to delete and clean up tags.
So, with a bit of googling, I came across SumTips post. If you have access to your database via phpMyAdmin or a similar tool then it will take you less than a minute to delete unused or unpopular tags.
If you proceed beyond this step, please be extremely careful. Playing with your database table is risky and can break your entire site!