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Image Cleanup

Image Cleanup will index unreferenced images. These can be leftovers from cropping and scaling images. Stop them cluttering your content folder!

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Never install on multisite!
By , for WP 4.4

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!

Stay Away
By , for WP 4.4.1

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.

Deletes used images
By , for WP 4.3.1

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.

Doesn't work
By , for WP 4.2.4

I ran the scan, supposedly deleted the images, but when i went to check my FTP, i found the images were still there.

No idea what I just did to my database.. careful.

Numerous Errors on install
By , for WP 4.2.2

I tried your plugin on a test install:

• None of the images that were uploaded that were not attached were found. It showed all images were attached to a post. While I know their is atleast 20 images that are not connected to any post.

Also when I turned the debug on I found the following numerous errors:

Please note I replaced my install path with example for anonymity.

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/example/public_html/test.example.com/wp-content/plugins/image-cleanup/image-cleanup.plugin.php:151) in /home/example/public_html/test.example.com/wp-includes/option.php on line 772

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/example/public_html/test.example.com/wp-content/plugins/image-cleanup/image-cleanup.plugin.php:151) in /home/example/public_html/test.example.com/wp-includes/option.php on line 773

Notice: Undefined variable: current in /home/example/public_html/test.example.com/wp-content/plugins/image-cleanup/image-cleanup.plugin.php on line 1169

Notice: Undefined variable: current in /home/example/public_html/test.example.com/wp-content/plugins/image-cleanup/image-cleanup.plugin.php on line 1178

Fatal Error
By ,

The developer said
"There has been a reported case where this plugin indexed and removed over 23.000 images on a website. See forum/review for details"

...but I tried to cleanup 8500 images and always returned "Fatal Error" because cannot allocate memory instead of 512Mb memory I allocate to PHP only to make this plugin to work!!!

Useless, doesn't work, memory error, support ignored
By ,

Title says it all. Installed, ran, get error message regarding memory. That would be fine if support helped, but looking at the support requests, there's no chance of getting reasonably prompt assistance. Shame, promises so much, delivered zero.

I do n't get it, What use is this plugin
By ,

Sure, It is a great plugin for finding out all those unreferenced images. Fat lot of good it is going to do to me. I have to delete them 100 at a time. My blog is 3 months old, I have 5000 images. It is a small blog. Just look at the workflow to delete the images.
1. Block select the 100 images
2. Use drop down to select action
3. Click Apply
4. Go all the way to the right to change the page

If you have just moved it to a special folder to check the effect this one has on the site, then you have to redo the entire click click thing again..

Do this 50 times and you will get rid of 5000 images. If you have more, good luck with the click .. click ... click..

Backup before you give it a try
By , for WP 4.0.1

Because it might not delete ALL your used images, but it will delete a significant number.

Removes e-commerce images
By ,

It certainly doesn't work with the WP E-Commerce plugin. Removed a lot of used pictures :/

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