Media Deduper

End the Chaos: Organize Your WordPress Media Library

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Is your WordPress media library out of control? Are you wasting space because your site is littered with multiple copies of the same images and files?

It’s not your fault! With WordPress, it’s so much easier to upload something again than it is to track down an old copy. But that leads to clutter, confusion, and waste that can tax your host and even slow your site down.

Media Deduper is here to help!

  • Finds and removes duplicate Media Library files from WordPress
  • Prevents you from uploading new duplicates
  • Allows deleting of duplicates, but protects Featured Images
  • Prevents missing images in post, page, and custom post content with Smart Delete Pro
  • Prevents missing images in gallery shortcodes, WooCommerce, JetPack, and Yoast SEO with Smart Delete Pro
  • Generates duplicate list behind the scenes so you don’t have to wait for the progress bar Pro
  • Dedicated support from Cornershop Creative for one year Pro

Media Deduper Pro (Single Site)

Download the plugin to keep your Media Library files tidy on a single site.

Media Deduper Pro (Unlimited)

For agencies and others who manage multiple WordPress sites.

Media Deduper Free

Part of the WordPress plugin library. Free features exclude dedicated support and advanced plugin integration.

Download From WordPress Library

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the difference between the Free and Pro versions?

    Both versions offer a “Smart Delete” feature that allows you to find and delete duplicate media files while updating references to the deleted files, so that you don’t lose or break images on your site. But Pro is much smarter than the Free edition.

    In the free version, this “smart” replacement functionality is only available for WordPress’s built-in featured image (aka thumbnail) fields — so when you delete a duplicate file that’s somewhere else, such as in the body of a post, it may be “broken” on your site.

    The Pro version has been extended to also intelligently replace images in many other locations, including references in the post body, gallery shortcodes, and extra fields from WooCommerce, JetPack, and Yoast SEO. Using Pro makes it much less likely that a deleted duplicate will have a negative effect on your site!

    The Pro version also includes dedicated support from the Cornershop team, as well as improved efficiency for accounts with a lot of images (in the free edition you have to babysit a progress bar as Deduper searches for duplicates; with Pro, it performs the search on its own).

  • How do you identify duplicate files?

    Media Deduper scans each media library file and creates a unique code or “hash” based on the contents of the file itself. This means it finds duplicates based on the actual data in the file, not on the filename or any other associated information. It’s the only way to be sure!

  • How long does it take to build an index of my media library files?

    When the plugin is first installed, it can take some time to completely scan existing media files to build the Media Deduper index, especially if you have many years’ worth of files in your library or many very large files (such as videos). This is because each distinct file receives its own index key.

    The Pro version alleviates the wait time, allowing you to run the initial scan in the background while you’re doing other things.

  • Will this work to replace images in plugins?

    Media Deduper Pro will intelligently replace images used in the stock WordPress “gallery” shortcode as well as in fields created by WooCommerce, JetPack, and Yoast SEO.

    More plugin integrations are planned, but if you have any favorites that you’d like to make sure we’re working on, please let us know!

    If you plan to use the feature to remove existing duplicates, then we would strongly recommend you purchase the Pro version, so you don’t end up with broken images on your site.