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?
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.
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.)
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.