Stop Generating Image Sizes

Description

By default, WordPress creates 4 additional sizes (thumbnail, medium, medium-large and large) of an image while uploading. But your theme and/or plugin(s) may create more sizes. And it’s really a headache when you are considering your storage.

Let’s show you a solution to get rid of this. Just choose which of the sizes you want to be prevented from creating, and it won’t be happening!

Screenshots

  • Choose image sizes to be prevented from creating.

Installation

  1. Upload `image-sizes` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to settings page and choose which of the sizes you want to be prevented from creating.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload `image-sizes` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to settings page and choose which of the sizes you want to be prevented from creating.

Reviews

Very helpful!!

This plugin helped me find that my site was auto-generating images at 768x768px 36KB filesize, that is 3,27 X bigger than the original file size (1024×1024 11KB)

I just checked that size from this plugin and regenerate thumbnails using Force Regenerate Thumbnails plugin, thats all!!! solved.

Now my pagespeed insights test results are better, my website faster and my storage lighter.

Excellent utility

I used this to find the name of a sneaky image size I could never find in the code, which helped me remove it. Very useful. Thank you!

Works great!

I have this on 5 different installations now. I used it along with Force Regenerate Thumbnails to get rid of lots of unneeded redundant images that were taking up my storage quota. Use this plugin first to specify which sizes you want to generate, then run Force Regenerate Thumbnails to delete the redundant sizes. I had 9 additional resizes being created by WordPress and my theme! That’s a lot of wasted space. Just be sure not to get rid of sizes that are actually being used for something!

simple and useful in many ways

I had to rethink the option of deleting my extra images or not. After some research I had chosen to change my function.php code instead of using a plugin. But this ImageSize has helped me to check what strings where actually the ones to modify. I have now uninstalled it, but when I tested it worked smoothly. It’s very useful if you know that you will never need extra images… in my case I needed to do a custom setting so I’m not using it anymore but, as I said, ImageSize is simple and effective.

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Contributors & Developers

“Stop Generating Image Sizes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1

  • [add] Transliteration
  • [add] Checkbox to select all

1.0

  • Initial release