Support » Plugin: Media Deduper » A Very Useful Plugin

  • If you have more than a few media files, it is easy to upload duplicates. This is especially true if you have multiple authors who will not be as careful as you, the site administrator.

    This plugin overcomes the agonizingly slow process of comparing md5sums of every attachment in your media library in order to find duplicates. The plugin by keeps the md5sums for each media file in the wp post meta table.

    When anyone uploads new media files, this plugin automatically rejects any of them that match an existing check sums.

    I wrote a (site specific) plugin similar to this one which did not save the checksums in a db table and it was really slow taking perhaps 3x longer than this one.

    My plugin did not enforce rejection of duplicates during uploads. Just reported on what was found.

    I endorse this plugin because it is faster than mine and prevents new duplicates. It also uses standard wp functions, sophisticated coding, and the author is very responsive to support requests.

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