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Deleting unused jpgs (3 posts)

  1. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've often wondered why WP creates three jpgs for every one that I upload and now I know why. It's in my media settings.

    Anyway, the way I work is to upload a jpg which is he size that I want and if I want to link to a larger image then I upload the larger one and link to it.

    So it would seem that I don't need all the additional jpgs.

    Is that correct?

    If so then what's the best way to delete them?

    I know there are plugins but I also see in media when I go to the site that many jpgs are marked as "unattached".

    So what do you recommend?

    It would also appear that I can remove all the sizes in my media settings, is that correct?

    Thanks

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You don't need any plugins for posting images to your posts. Upload the original sizes of photos (only one copy each). Featured images (thumbnails) shall be created by WordPress.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Thumbnails

  3. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Krishna.

    But I don't want WordPress to create any images for me.

    I use different size thumbnails and wrap text around them.

    I want to delete all unused jpgs and stop WordPress from creating any.

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