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Question about deleting images

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MakeMeGrrrrowl, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. MakeMeGrrrrowl

    MakeMeGrrrrowl Newbie

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    If I have a few hundred images that are unattached to any blog post, do they do any good being there at all? Can I delete them? Most have no alt text and I'd like to just get rid of everything that doesn't.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MakeMeGrrrrowl

    MakeMeGrrrrowl Newbie

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    Found the answer.


    If you have a post and upload images inside that post, they are attached.
    If you have subsequent posts and use existing images from your media library (i.e. you aren't uploading them specifically into that post), they are not attached to the subsequent posts.
    If you delete the original post, the image isn't attached to anything, but may still be in use in those subsequent posts.
     
  3. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Delete them, you probably noindexed media files already.
     
  4. MakeMeGrrrrowl

    MakeMeGrrrrowl Newbie

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    Says they could still be live in other blogs.
     
  5. MakeMeGrrrrowl

    MakeMeGrrrrowl Newbie

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    Well you're right. I didn't include that in my sitemap. So then...what you're saying is the alt text doesn't matter? Can't be?

    I'm just plugging away in semrush and was trying to knock out some errors.
     
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    That was a serious question :eek:. Just delete them from the blog where do you want to delete.
     
  7. dhiraj5001

    dhiraj5001 Newbie

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    then delete them.
     
  8. wpsoul

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    After image deleting, I recommend also delete all image thumbnails (wordpress generates them). Plugin WP Media Cleaner can help[h=2][/h]