We've installed this plugin on a multisite hoping it would get rid of the unused images. Upon using Image Cleanup, it is like a hurricane when through our website and destroyed nearly all the thumbnails and previews from the backend. Also images which were in use got deleted and caused a bigger mess. It is the second day since we've started fixing things up. Don't go through this pain!
This plugin did what it says it would do, and even accurately discovered images in custom fields.
Made a huge mess of my client's site. Many images the plugin marked as unreferenced and unused were in fact used.
Thankfully, I had a complete backup created with Duplicator Pro to fall back on. Restoring the site from the backup was the only way to put the site back together again.
The documentation for this plugin is almost non-existent and the plugin hasn't been touched for over two years. Red alert!
About all I can say is use extreme caution and have a complete backup before proceeding.
I've uninstalled this plugin and put it on my "do not use" list.
Selbst mit der aktuellen 4.4 WordPress Version läuft dieses Plugin immer noch Problemlos und entfernt zuverlässig die riesigen Original-Bilddateien.
Thank you for this plugin as it help me a lot with bloated wp.
I have a website a few years now and about 6.000 images which wp and themes scaled to around 80.000 and this was a huge problem.
It scans the database very nicely and index all referenced images in it, however it did remove some of the used images, but this was expected as after years of having this website, changing different themes and plugins it was unavoidable. Having option to move instead to delete image is a grate option and im very thankful. However moving images was really labor intensive cause lacking some options to speed things up.
I guess in perfect conditions where the same theme, plugins and wp setup was used from the beginning and all the images are uploaded thru the wp this plugin would work perfectly, but unfortunately this is not the case for most of the wp sites.
Since this plugin wasn't updated for 2 years now i guess its a time for update and refreshing it and i have a few suggestions.
- Page options to increase number of displayed images per page.
- Search option for ease of finding and restoring images.
- Instead adding manually path for skipping images (complicated for newbies) maybe scanning uploads folder and adding check-boxes for folder to scan.
- Options to choose location and rename folder for moved images.
- Adding Edit option for images meta.
- Flexibility to scan and reference images not uploaded thru wp ex: logo,favicon,etc (by checking for links on images as for reference in database or something else)
Overall very good plugin even its a 2 years old but still working perfectly it did reduce my upload folder for more than 60%, im happy. Thank you
11/5/2015 I just used it and it worked great!
Very simple to use.
The plugin is really useful, but it will move also images in page but not attached, like the logo...
It would be really helpful to have a search field, it's almost impossible to find the image I want to restore between 7000+ images!
Thank you for this plugin! I had a site with thousands of unused image files, as the plugins that generated them were no longer in use and we were migrating to a new custom-built theme. With your plugin I was able to easily remove over 3000 unused image files!
I'd avoid this plugin it doesn't seem to check properly and deletes many used images that are referenced in meta_data, so if you use anything like visual composer that saves content as meta data it's going to seriusly mess up your site.
Somehow, when I add media files to my posts I get 11 different sizes of the same file created in the server. A nightmare!
While looking for what is happening with my wordpress theme or some crazy plugin this is the ideal tool.
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