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    I’m trying to purge the unattached images within my client’s website. I know from experience that the WordPress “Uploaded to” column (where it will state “attach” or “detach” is not reliable. Is there a recommended plugin or method for me to clean up my image library?

    Thanks much!


    Hey laptophobo,

    Thank you for the inquiry.

    You can try the following plugin but make sure to do it on a cloned/dev site or make sure to create a backup of the site first.


    Best regards,


    thanks. i’ll look into that.
    But has your team used the Media Cleaner plugin? I’m wondering if there’s a reason not to use it. (It’s been recently updated, where the tool you recommended hasn’t been in a year.)

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by laptophobo.

    I don’t have any experience with the Meow Media Cleaner plugin and I didn’t find any feedback in the forums about it, but the Tutorial for Media Cleaner says in red at the top of the page:

    Absolutely backup your site (the database and the /uploads directory) before doing this. I recommend you to use your hosting service backup system if they have any, a staging website if it’s available (WPEngine has one) or the very well-made BlogVault service.

    So I guess you can try it and if it doesn’t work roll your site back.

    Best regards,

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