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Fr Thumbnails Folder

Description

WordPress generates thumbnails in the same directory with the original image. This plugin change this behavior by generating the thumbnails in a separate directory. The thumbnails will only be generated when they are needed and has not been generated.

This plugin will only move the thumbnails location for new uploaded images. To move all thumbnails, you need to delete all existing thumbnails (see FAQ).

Screenshots

  • Folder tree view

Installation

  1. Upload fr-thumbnails-folder folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

FAQ

Uninstallation Instructions
  1. Deactivate and delete the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  2. Regenerate thumbnails using Regenerate Thumbnails plugin
  3. Delete {$upload_path}/thumbnails directory
How to delete all existing thumbnails?
  • WP-CLI

    This is the recommended way, especially if you have a lot of images.

    wp fr-thumbnails-folder delete-thumbnails
    

    For multisite:

    wp --url=<site address url> fr-thumbnails-folder delete-thumbnails
    
  • GUI

    Tools → Delete Thumbnails

Why did you create this plugin?

When backing up files, I only want the original images, not the thumbnails. So to make things easier, I need to separate its location.

Contributors & Developers

“Fr Thumbnails Folder” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.3.0

  • Add filter hooks to allow modification of the thumbnail location.
  • Add wp fr-thumbnails-folder delete-thumbnails command.

1.2.0

  • Add ability to retry deleting thumbnails.
  • Delete thumbnails one by one.
  • Fix plugin cannot display default thumbnail location.

1.0.1

  • Fix incorrect srcset URLs.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.