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  • I’ve had this blog for 10 years and had little clue what I was doing. Now, I’ve learned that this takes up 62 gb of space, mostly large images I imported.

    Intent on preventing future problems while fixing current ones, here are a couple questions.

    I’ve got 3,500 images and all are not used. Media library lets me look at one at a time. Is there a way to bulk edit the images?

    Is there a way to reduce the size of already uploaded images either through word press or on bluehost?

    And what settings would be ideal to use when I upload? I didn’t even realize that option was there until yesterday and the large size is set to 1024 which may be bigger than I really need!

    Thank you!

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  • Hi @larrycreativeguy,

    You could install a WordPress image compression plugin. This is the first one I found:

    I have no experience using this plugin, but you could give it a go and see how it works out.

    Moderator t-p


    If you are using jetpackplugin, you can use Jetpack’s Photon option to speed up image delivery.

    Also see this help guide:

    Thread Starter Larrycreativeguy


    Thank you! I am first working on deleting the photo’s I know I am not using in any post or page. Found some over 8mg’s….

    Have used Smush but apparently it only smushes photo’s attached to a post.

    will check the jetpack option!

    I used Imsanity to reduce photo size on all photos on a huge site, worked great.
    I have it in place now to resize every photo on upload, as many people refuse to resize images before uploading.

    Thread Starter Larrycreativeguy


    Thank you! I’ll check it out.

    What I’ve learned so far between word press and Blue Host:

    1.) I have a lot of uploaded images unattached to post or pages that are taking up space and not being used. So I’ll be first deleting a bunch of those. There are about 3,500 photo’s on my site.

    2.) I’m learning that I can download upload files directly from C-panel file manager and resize them then reload the ones I keep and am using.

    3.) Settings are set to allow large photo’s of 1024×1024. However, somehow large photo’s of over 10 mb have been loaded to my site. I don’t know of any good way to resize them once they are there other than to download and reload them. Many of those are from the past year since I have a new camera so at least I have a time frame to work with!

    4.) This process is teaching me a ton I’m happy to now know to improve my future writing and blog experience!!!


    Thanks for your help!


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