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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: https://wordpress.org/plugins/resmushit-image-optimizer/

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

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

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

    Also see this help guide: http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/speed-wordpress-save-images-optimized-web/

    Thread Starter Larrycreativeguy

    (@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.
    Imsanity

    Thread Starter Larrycreativeguy

    (@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!!!

    Wow!

    Thanks for your help!

    Larry

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