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  • Hey guys, I love WordPress. I’ve invested seven years into working with the platform. The CMS never cease to amaze me with its flexibility.

    The only issue I have with it is how it manages media. Especially photos. Below are the two core issues.

    1. Image duplication due to overwrite
    2. Automatic image duplication regardless of use

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    Is there a solution in the works?

    In my opinion, if this problem was resolved not only would it make backups a snap it would renew the love of WordPress on a global scale. This is especially true from the host’s perspective.

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    @surge42 This site isn’t your blog.

    If you have feedback on the media library, feel free to share. But do it without the link back to your site. That’s not what these forums are for.

    What do you mean image duplication? WordPress creates “duplicates” for Large, Medium, and Thumbnail ( along with any other image sizes themes or plugins may have added ) for use ( large, medium, thumbnail ) in the admin panel to display the images or any custom image sizes that may be used in the theme.

    It’s true, the image gets then a resembling name as follows. If the original image was [image_name].jpg, the duplicate(s) is/are [image_name]-1.jpg, [image_name]-1-1.jpg and so on. I think it makes the whole series of smaller formats in your upload subdirectory also. If you have a lot of duplicates it’s too much work to delete them all and it takes all space. E.g. Wpematico can cause this especially when you insist on having more posts published.

    When you have hosting with unlimited space you don’t even pay attention. Thus in many cases, the problem is mainly ecological.

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