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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#41918 closed feature request (duplicate)

Store thumbnails in separate directory

Reported by: pgideonbolger's profile pgideonbolger Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


This is an issue I find just keeps coming up for me over and over. Having the automatically resized versions of Wordpress images in the same directory is a complete pain in !@#$ and means site backups are inflated well over what they need to be.
Would it be possible to offer storing thumbnails in a different directory, say 'thumbnails' :) which would allow them to be skipped out of backups and site transfer operations?

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#1 @johnbillion
7 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Welcome to WordPress Trac, @pgideonbolger, and thanks for the suggestion!

This has been brought up before in #25249 but closed due to lack of interest. The main problem with separating images into a separate directory for the purpose of only needing to retain an "original" image size is how to subsequently regenerate the resized images after the fact. WordPress doesn't have a mechanism for this currently, although there is a WP-CLI command and several plugins available which provide this functionality.

Take a look at the tickets linked in the comments on #25249 and maybe you can provide some feedback there.

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