Remove unneeded images / thumbnail sizes

Adding some or all of these lines of code to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will effectively remove some of the default images sizes that may be unneeded. Make sure to include both the _w _h for width and height,

Code Snippet:

update_option( 'thumbnail_size_h', 0 );
update_option( 'thumbnail_size_w', 0 );
update_option( 'medium_size_h', 0 );
update_option( 'medium_size_w', 0 );
update_option( 'large_size_h', 0 );
update_option( 'large_size_w', 0 );

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  2. Andrew Leach May 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Sounds like this is a good way of saving space on your server.  Thanks for sharing.

  3. Elliott the web design guy May 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    eh? this does what exactly? Does this mean no need for thumbnail regen?

    1.  Hi Elliott no this simply removes the default image sizes from being created.

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