Support » Plugin: Media Cleaner » Does this plugin clean up the database?

  • Resolved stalle84

    (@stalle84)


    My client’s website has many references to old images in the database. However, they are for some reason not in the file system. I need to remove about 24000 images in the database, does the plugin delete the database records which don’t have an image on the server?

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  • Plugin Author Jordy Meow

    (@tigroumeow)

    If you are talking about the Media entries, yes, it does 🙂 If a Media entry reference a file that doesn’t exist, then it’s marked as a broken Media.

    Okay I see. Thank you! We are also experimenting with the WP-Stateless plugin, which stores the media files externally, on Google Cloud Storage. So the files don’t exist on the server. However, they are in the media library. Will your plugin delete the media entries of the files that only exist on GCS?

    Plugin Author Jordy Meow

    (@tigroumeow)

    Please try, but I don’t see how that could work actually 🙁 WordPress Media Library has been made for files being hosted internally. When it’s not, it’s actually a bit of a hack still, and even though it might work for a lot of operations, it will fail with a lot of plugins. The logic of having files hosted remotely is totally different from having them on the server, and many processes would have to be rewritten again.

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