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  • Hi all,

    The media library of our company’s website seems to have every single image twice or sometimes even more time. I’ve only been working here for a short time so I am not sure what could have caused this? Does anyone know what could cause all these duplicate images? Is there a way to determine which ones are “not the originals” and how to remove them from the library?

    Many thanks


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  • Does the site has WPML plugin installed ? If the answer is yes, please head over to WPML support. The short explanation is that the plugin creates multiple records of one image for use with other language(s) but the image file itself will not be duplicated.

    In case it’s not WPML plugin related, make sure that you are actually seeing real duplicated images, not many different sizes of the same image (which is a feature of WP image management). Do nothing if it’s the latter case.

    For real duplicate images, just go over the upload folder via SFTP or cPanel and manually delete duplicates.

    There is also this plugin that do the job

    Remember to have backup before deleting anything crucial.

    Hello @paulwp,

    yes we do have WMPL plug-in installed. Thank you very much. I think I can handle it from here.

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