Clean your WordPress from useless files in your filesystem, and unused entries in your Media Library. This extremely powerful tool has been perfected and even rewritten completely through the years and numerous collaborations. You will love it – and if you don’t, let me know! I will make it better for you.
Faster, better WordPress!
Even though the plugin is really complex, the UI is a breeze!
Images are detected improperly? We will work on this with you. We want to make this plugin perfect for everyone.
Free & Pro Versions
Media Library Scan
Detects which media entries (images, PDFs and other files) aren’t used, and deletes them.
The analysis goes through your posts, meta, widgets, and more.
Everything from the Free Version
Analyzes the files directly. It’s recommended to remove all the ones which are not referenced in your Media Library.
Handle More Plugins
The content created through pagebuilders or complex plugins will be analyzed.
Visit the Pro Version
Plugins & Page Builders Support
Just to clarify, the fact the Pro Version supports more plugins and page builders doesn’t mean that it will detect more files; on the contrary: it will return less false-positive results (= better accuracy). With the Free Version, you will have to be more careful; the Pro Version is more accurate, but you will still have to be careful. If there are false-positive results within the Pro Version, contact us and we will handle your use cases as well.
Media Library Scan / Filesystem Scan
There is no scan better than the others, they just achieve a different type of scan, and provide different results. To actually clean your WordPress at 100%, you need to execute both. Depending on the state of your WordPress and how you actually use it, you might only need one or the other.
- Media Library Scan: Media Cleaner will first analyze your whole WordPress and create a database of the files which are in use in your content. Then, it will go through every media in your Media Library, and check if it’s part of the used files.
- Filesystem Scan: Media Cleaner will analyze your whole Media Library (including the metadata) and create a database of the files which are registered in it. Then, it will go through every single file in the filesystem (or hard drive, if you prefer), and check if it’s part of the used files.
Please note that this is the behavior by default (and the recommended one). As you will see in the tutorial, you can alter this behavior through the settings.
Reviews from WordPress
Amazing Premium Version!
Thanks for this plugin. I reduced the size of my website media by an enormous amount and feel like I’ve just de-cluttered my entire house!
Very good plugin, well researched
I was very hesitant about using a media cleaner. This one however has been well researched. Even better was the support and quick responses I got to my email queries.
I’ve been using this for years, when all of a sudden, the plugin’s settings screen went blank. I reached out to Jordy, who was quickly able to diagnose the problem, tweak the plugin’s code, and have me back up and running in no time.