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[resolved] Does this plugin delete old thumbnails? (5 posts)

  1. Josh Stauffer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I haven't used this plugin yet but I am wondering if it deletes the old thumbnails after you have regenerated the thumbnails with newer dimensions? Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

  2. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nope because when you insert a single image into a post, the URL to the image is hard-coded. Removing the old thumbails would result in broken images.

  3. Josh Stauffer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Duh, I should've thought of that.

    So then it's probably a good idea to go through the uploads folder from time to time and delete file sizes no longer in use. Wouldn't you say?

  4. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Only if space is an issue. Usually it isn't.

  5. Josh Stauffer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I see. Thanks for the info and the plugin, Alex!

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