Images are the backbone of any blog. It has been seen that websites having attractive images get high CTR, specially, through Social Media. Image can compel a person to click on the link and find out what it contains.
Moreover, if you have written a great and detailed content on a topic but not included any image. Then, there are possibilities that visitor will move away quickly after reading small portion due to not seeing any image at all. Images makes us attached to any topic without getting bored.
Why delete unused images from the blog?
Sometimes you upload wrong size images and realizes later to delete them from your blog. Or you feel to change their URL name or compress them or any other specific reason.
You can do it individually by opening each one and delete. But how will you know which image is used on your blog and which one is not. Some images are linked to any webpage hence used. But some of the images are not linked to any webpage thus they are not in use.
When such images uploaded in huge number then they takes lots of space. If you have large data of unused images then you might feel it difficult each and every image invidually.
There are times when we actually uploads huge number of images on our blog and use only few of them. What happens to the rest of the images? Are we gonna to use them further on any blog post? The answer is that we rarely remember uploaded images.
This thing should be taken into view as by uploading huge images, we are actually increasing the burden on our blog as well as web hosting provider.
If you have used shared hosting service then you might know the truth behind Shared Hosting Services. Shared hosting provider actually makes all promises that you may think but in actual they are making fool of newbie bloggers.
The promises made by them are unlimited bandwidth, unlimited space, unlimited domain parking and so on. But you think yourself, is it possible with low budget. They are doing business, man.
Well, having unused images on your blog don’t hold any value. These images are waste and like recycle bin, they should be deleted from your blog.
Having more images, makes it difficult to manage them. More, we should put less burden on our hosting storage as we can. This will help in many ways.
How to Remove Unused Images from your Blog:-
There is no direct way to check which image is linked to any web page or not. The images which are not linked any webpage are considered as unused and waste.
So, here we are going to discuss a plugin called CleanUp Images. This will help you to have your blog clean.
This plugin is very useful in scanning images that are not used anywhere on your blog means not linked to any webpage.
So, follow these quick steps to install and use the plugin:-
- Install CleanUp Images from WordPress dashboard.
- Go to Settings> CleanUp Images.
- On the plugin page, you will find options to delete unused images from your blog.
- Select how many images you want to show per page, and click on “Scan for unused images in the Media Library”
- Results will be shown quickly.
- Note:- Check the option “Select/Deselect all unused parent images”
- Now click on Delete Selected.
- Do the same until you see 0 Unused Image.
Deleting unused images from your blog is a good practice as it will boost your load time and overcome the burden on the web hosting space.
If shared hosting provider promises you that you got unlimited bandwidth then believe me they are making false promises. There is nothing like free in the world. Even people want to grab more after proving less features.
What is your opinion about keeping your blog junk free. Tell us.