Stop Generating Unnecessary Thumbnails (Formerly Stop Generating Image Sizes)

Description

Big Update

Since version 3.0 or higher, you can now regenerate thumbnails of your existing images!

When you upload an image using Media Uploader, WordPress generates multiple copies/thumbnails of that image. By default, WordPress generates 4 thumbnails-

  • Thumbnail
  • Medium
  • Medium-large
  • Large

But along with this, theme and plugin developers can register their own thumbnails. Although they may be on purpose, but sometimes they remain unused.

Think about it, unnecessary additional images are eating up your server space and slowing down your site!

Sounds like a problem? What is the solution then?
This is where our plugin comes into the picture. Just install the plugin and choose which of the imaze sizes you want to prevent from generating.

  • Works with any plugin and theme.
  • WooCommerce compatible.
  • Multisite compatible.
  • Super easy to install and configure.
  • It’s free and always will be.

Screenshots

  • Disable unnecessary thumbnails
  • Regenerate thumbnails
  • Help & FAQs

Installation

  1. Upload image-sizes to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Image Sizes menu from the left and choose which of the sizes you want to prevent from generating.

FAQ

Does it work with multisite?

Yes, it’s fully compatible with WordPress multisite installations

Does it work with WooCommerce?

Yes, it doen.

What about my old thumbnails?

From version 3.0 and higher, you can now regenerate thumbnails of your existing images. Just go to the Regenerate Thumbnails tab and click on the Regenerate button.

My question is not answered here.

Please post on our support forum here http://wp101.net/support/plugin/image-sizes/

Reviews

May 1, 2020
The only plugin that really works, removed 30k+ thumbnails in mins. prevented new thumbnails creation as described. Thumbs UP !!!
November 25, 2019
Just tested it in 5.3 and works well overall in terms of getting rid of all of those pesky image sizes WordPress suddenly started generating with the update. Only thing missing is a way to disable the new "big size threshold" scaled image added in 5.3. You should consider making an update to add this to the list! I added disabling it in my functions file in the meantime.
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Contributors & Developers

“Stop Generating Unnecessary Thumbnails (Formerly Stop Generating Image Sizes)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

3.0.3

  • [fix] Error fixed

3.0.2

  • [improve] Nag dismiss

3.0.1

  • [improve] Code improved

3.0

  • [improve] Code Rewritten
  • [add] Regenerate Thumbnail
  • [add] Help and FAQs
  • [improve] Improved UI and UX

2.0.2

  • [fix] Small fix

2.0.1

  • [fix] Help email
  • [improve] Better screenshot

2.0.0

  • [fix] JS fix
  • [add] Contact form added
  • [improve] Transliteration

1.2.1

  • [fix] Warning fix

1.2

  • [improve] Transliteration
  • [fix] jQuery error

1.1

  • [add] Transliteration
  • [add] Checkbox to select all

1.0

  • Initial release