Wordpress Post Status Inherit - Delete

My client has a Wordpress site where the DB is 300MB large.  I believe this is due to over 10,000 posts in the DB that are listed as Post Status, Inherit.  Can I delete these and what is the best way to do it?
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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
You can delete them, but there's more going on with those than you think:


The inherit status is used for post attachments and featured images as well as post revisions.  Revisions are ok to delete, the rest aren't.

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livewirewebsolutionsAuthor Commented:
Hi Jason,

So, can I search my database for Post Status - Inherit and Post Type - revision and delete all of these??
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
I wouldn't delete "inherit" because it controls certain types of post attachments.  Revisions are probably safe.

In all honesty, you might want to do this via a plugin and not manually:


is what I have used in the past.
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livewirewebsolutionsAuthor Commented:
I just downloaded the plugin.  It gives me the option to empty 28800 revisions.  Should I do this or will it not cause me the same issues as my question above?  Won't these revisions also be inherit?
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
Not necessarily.  The plugin should be looking at transients and revisions but keeping that which is supposed to be displayed.

Obviously you should always make a backup prior to any kind of delete action.
livewirewebsolutionsAuthor Commented:
I went ahead and removed all the revisions with the plugin and it worked perfectly. Thanks again Jason.
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