Support » Fixing WordPress » Multiple size images

  • Hi,

    I have two WordPress blogs in the same hosting package.

    When uploading an image, WordPress uploads it in many different sizes, 7 in total but I only use the full-image size. The problem is I usually write posts where I upload many images. For example, the last post I wrote included 27. If multiplied by 7 I get a total of 189 files uploaded to my server instead of 27. If I multiply by 7 every time I post something I get many pictures uploaded that I’m not using.

    I use Dreamweaver and I’m able to erase the images I don’t use via ftp. The problem is I’m afraid of doing this because I don’t know if they are needed somehow. I suppose they don’t but I really would like to be completely sure before deleting anything.

    Additionally, is there any way using the preferences panel of setting how many images I want to be uploaded? for example just the full size one?

    Thanks in advance for your help,

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    They are used.

    WordPress, by default, uploads up to four copies of your image. Your theme may upload more. The image ‘sizes’ are:


    These depend on your media settings. You can go to General Settings -> Media to tweak them.


    I already did that. But is there anyway of setting it to upload only one size?
    If not, can I erase the ones I don’t use via ftp?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    If you set your images to the ‘large’ size when you upload (like mine is 600×400), then it’ll only make three per. You can’t set it to just do one, though.

    It’s usually not a problem, though. Disk space isn’t the premium it once was.

    yes, I understand that and I agree with you, the problem I have is that I don’t get only 3 different sizes, I get 12 sizes uploaded in one blog and 7 on the other one. Is a lot of unnecessary files that occupied inodes of my plan. I really would like to know if it is possible to delete them somehow. In the media settings it doesn’t give me any information about all this sizes:


    Hi, did you ever get an answer concerning this problem?

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