Do you want to clean up your WordPress media library? If your site is too old, of course, there will be unused images in your site’s media library. These usually affect your website loading speed.
In this article, I’m going to share how to remove unused images from WordPress. Let’s get started!
How to Find and Delete Unused Images in WordPress
If your WordPress site is live for a long time, then there will be some images in your WordPress Media Library which will not be linked to any post/page and completely useless. Then, you should delete those unused images from your site.
When you clean up images, the size of your site database also decreases, which helps to speed up load time and performance of your WordPress.
Here is a guide on how to remove unused images in your WordPress website.
Note: Before cleaning WordPress unused images, make a complete backup of your WordPress site. If something goes wrong with your WordPress media, you can easily restore them.
First, log in to your WordPress site. Then click on “Media >> Library” option.
Now all images of your site will appear. You need to click on “All media items” then select the “Unattached” option from the drop-down menu. And click on the “Filter” button. As you can see in the screenshot below,
A list of all unused image files (which are not attached to any post or page) will appear. Now, you are free to delete unattached media from your WordPress site.
To delete Image, move your mouse pointer to the image you want to delete, then click on “Delete Permanently”.
If you want to delete multiple unattached images from the WordPress media library, select images.
Then click on Bulk Actions and select “Delete Permanently” from the drop-down option then click on “Apply” button.
That’s it! You have successfully deleted unused images from your WordPress site.
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