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How To Remove The NextGen Gallery Plugin From Your WordPress Blog

I have used the NextGen Gallery WordPress plugin on a bunch of different projects and have always been satisfied with the functionality. On a recent WordPress project I was working on I installed NextGen Gallery assuming I would use it however after I got a bit further on the project I decided it wasn’t necessary and that it would be easier to simply use the default WordPress media uploading capabilities along with the “Lightbox 2” and the “Flexible Upload D3Z Edition” WordPress plugins instead. While NextGen gallery has tons of functionality and typically is easy to use for this project there would be many authors and I needed the path of least resistance to allow authors to write articles.

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Change the Table Prefix of WordPress Blog MySQL Database from wp_

The directions below will provide simple instructions on changing the prefix to your WordPress blog’s MySQL database from wp_ to whatever you choose. Its a good idea to change this prefix to prevent zero-day SQL injection attacks from being performed against your WordPress installation since your database tables will be known to everyone if you use the default prefix. So follow the below directions to make the change that should only cause minimal downtime if the steps are followed properly.

  1. MySQL Database Backup:Use the CLI or backup your database from phpMyAdmin. If using phpMyAdmin use the export feature to export a SQL version of your database and download it to the PC you are working on. Your backup should be something similar to mydb_DATE.sql.