Image Cleanup will index unreferenced images. These can be leftovers from cropping and scaling images. Stop them cluttering your content folder!
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.
Love this plugin. Thanks, Opicron!!
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.
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.
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!
Fatal error on indexing images. Fails in a different spot every time. Don't bother with it.
Forget all the pain cleaning your site of all that grabage useless images you uploaded.
This plugin is flawless and esay to use and will make you life easier.
A GREAT PLUS is the AWESOME suppor and kindness of the author who has spent two days of his life to fix a problem for me.
I really appreciate it.
We have tried many plugins, but this one is the one and only that does the job right. It is very safe to use. It does NOT crash your server like other plugins, it is very lightweight and the results are true.
There's no risk in running this plugin. Also, it has an awesome developer who response and fixes all the issues.
At first the plugin choked on my multisite install. Nothing bad happened as this plugin just indexes images first and then you have options of how to handle. Anyway I contacted the author who is very responsive. Within less than a day a fix was rolled out. Author also followed up to make sure everything was alright.
Each update that comes out makes the plugin better and faster. Keep up the good work.
This plugin was a "dream come true!" My website has literally thousands of images and I did not know which way to turn to get my website cleaned up. That is until I found this wonderful plugin. Through the years of resizing my thumbnails, my image count was just a huge amount of every image size that you can possibly have. What's a guy to do? I then cam accross this awesome plugin that solved that problem. Image Cleanup is the answer! It cleaned up a whopping 23,097 images that were not being used and also found some meta issues. It's like a doctor for your website, and will get your site backup and healthy again. I mean this with all that I am.
I also forgot to mention on the support this programmer gave me too, a 10 Star*** rating on that. He sure came though for me and made sure it does what it's meant to accomplish "clean up your images". I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have found this plugin.
Thank you Robbert for coming up with this plugin solution for WordPress! It's Simply the Best in my book!
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