It’s easy to quickly upload images and other assets to WordPress’ Media Library.
The media library is so easy to use, though, that your files can quickly become cluttered with duplicate images.
After all, who knows if an existing image could work for your newest post? It’s easier to just upload a new file than it is to hope something will be returned with a search. Over time, what started as something awesomely convenient and easy to use ends up being a tangled mess of files.
And this mess can be costly: as the number of files goes up, your database and your filesystem gets more and more crowded, making importing duplicate files even more likely!
Bring order to the chaos of your media library and download Media Deduper.
This plugin helps you find and eliminate duplicate files from your WordPress media library and prevent future duplicates.
Once installed and running, the Media Deduper does two main things:
- It duplicates your media files list. This list helps the plugin identify redundant files so you can easily delete all but one copy of your file.
- It blocks duplicate files. Media Deduper scans files as they’re uploaded to see if the files are already in your library. If it determines that you’re uploading a duplicate, it will point you to the existing file, instead. No more accidental duplicates!
Check it out and let us know what you think!