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Image Cleanup

Image Cleanup will index unreferenced images. These can be leftovers from cropping and scaling images. Stop them cluttering your content folder!

18 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Works like a charm
By , for WP 3.9.1

Very easy to use and gets the job done. Love the image folder move option that lets you test before deleting images.

1 star
All images gone!!!
By ,

Also the used ones....

2 stars
Removes all images, also the used ones :-(
By , for WP 3.9.1

Probably because I'm using an advanced page builder. In such cases it can't seem to find the used items and therefore removes them all.

4 stars
Do what is says
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin do what it says. It list all images with good overwiev and gives uptions to cleane up/delete.

Some minor flaws in options that I want but over all a good tool to clean out the garbage files.

5 stars
Ideal
By , for WP 3.8.1

Thanks - I'd resized images offline and uploaded them to the server, and this plugin did exactly what I needed it to with a large number of files.

5 stars
Deleted 13,000+ unused images and cleared up 700mb+ of disk space
By ,

If you have a modern theme that generates a lot of different images sizes you're probably going to need this plugin. I would have been stuck with all that extra baggage without it.

5 stars
Great plugin!
By , for WP 3.8

Love this plugin. Thanks, Opicron!!

5 stars
Don't even think about it, just download it and run it.
By , for WP 3.8

I've been very careful over the last year or so to ensure that my images are all sized for web and under 300k each. Most of them, in fact, are running around 150-200k. Surprisingly, however, my wp-content directory keeps growing, seemingly exponentially. I was ready to basically nuke my entire install or just fork over another $10 / month just to get an extra 2gb of storage. Neither of these options were ideal, however, as that wouldn't fix the problem, it would just delay the inevitable.

Looking around for some help, I came across reviews for this plugin. I installed it, then backed up my entire site just in case. On the first run, I cleaned up over 900mb of unused / unreferenced images! After running the blog again for another week, and creating another post, I saved another ~20mb.

Though I did have an issue with memory settings, the developer was amazingly responsive and kept me in the loop for when a fix would be coming. Mind you, the biggest fix was saving me 900mb of space, but he was still working diligently to solve another minor problem I was having with memory issues when running the plugin the 2nd time.

So 13,000+ unnecessary images, 900mb saved space, and one happy plugin user later... I'm sold. Don't even think about it, just download it and run it.

4 stars
Little Buggy But Accurate
By , for WP 3.8

Ran the first the index and selected files to delete. At first they wouldn't delete. Then realized that the bottom global command selection for delete doesn't work, but the top one does. Deleted 300 or so images and spot verified that there were no false positives. This IMHO is the heart and soul of the plugin. Does it accurately find unused images? Yes and very well in my test - 5 stars.

Now on to doing a larger batch for 2nd test. Deleted a bunch of portfolio posts and ran the index again. This time it didn't find any orphaned images even though I just deleted and emptied the trash for 70 or so posts that had featured images attached to them.

If I understand the FAQ properly, one must delete all the images from the index before doing a second index? What if I don't want to delete images that the theme uses from the upload directory?

For a one time scan the plugin is great. But it failed me as on-going maintenance tool if there is no way to clear the 1st index and start new again.

5 stars
The Best of Its Kind
By , for WP 3.6.1

The developer is extremely eager to help with special user cases while optimizing the plugin along the way.
I've tried similar plugins in the past but nothing comes close to how comprehensive this one's approach is. It does everything you could ask for and then some!

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