Joined: 29 Jul 20
07 May 21 6:58 am
Using Media Cleaner, you can clean up your WordPress Media Library.
We'll use the Media Cleaner plugin for this process. It is available as a free plugin as well as a paid version with additional features.
The first step is to download and install the Media Cleaner plugin. See our step-by-step guide to installing a WordPress plugin for more details.
Go to the Media » Cleaner page after activation to analyze the WordPress media library. The plugin can ask you to reset it; this will result in the creation of a new table in your WordPress database for data storage.
After that, press the Start Scan button to initiate the media review.
Media Cleaner can now search your media library as well as your WordPress articles and sites for files. It can look for files in your media archive that aren't being used on your website.
Depending on the scale of your media libraries and the material you have, this could take some time.
When you're finished, you'll see a list of results. It will show all of the media files on your website that are currently not in use.