Support » Plugin: EWWW Image Optimizer » orphan "ewww" folder exists within the "wp-content" folder

  • Resolved jumbo


    First of all, great plugin.

    I noticed that in the “wp-content” folder there’s a folder called “ewww” that contains several of the optimization applications. These same files exist within the “wp-content/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer” folder.

    Should this folder and the contents within actually exist directly within “wp-content” considering the files are redundant? It seems like the installer forgot to delete them.

    Also, I uninstalled the plugin (just out of curiosity) to see if the “ewww” folder and its contents would be deleted, but they were not removed. I had to delete it manually.

    Everything I’ve reported occurs on Linux and Windows.


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  • Plugin Author nosilver4u


    The ‘ewww’ folder is the proper home for the tools. All files within the plugin folder get overwritten every time a plugin update is released, and it is enough of a headache trying to keep permissions and such in order, and also the possibility that someone has uploaded their own custom binaries that we don’t want to blow-up.

    Anyway… yes, that is normal, and working as designed.

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