Sydney what size of photos should I import

Hi there,

I have two questions about the photos

  1. My file manager tells me that I have about 500 photos on my server. I’m planing to delete all those photos with .jpg ending from the wp-content/uploads. I understand I will lose all the photos on my webpage but I think it would be a good thing to do some cleaning before I start importing those photos I’m really going to use on my pages. Is it safe to delete those photos?

2.What size (width x hight) the photos should be when importing them? WordPress seems to make different size copies of the photos by itself, so is there any reason why I should resize the photos before importing the photos?

I have the recommended photo sizes you have provide to this forum before and I would like to use those, of course.



Hello Mikko,

  1. I’m not sure if there are some potential issues, so please remember about importance of regular full site backups (files and database):

Also you might want to check this tutorial:

And here are some relevant links:

  1. Well, it’s really up to you to decide. But I would use optimal sizes that you mentioned, I see no point in using larger images.

Please feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.

Kind Regards, Roman.

Hi Roman,

Thanks for your advice.

Yes, I’m regularly backing up the files and database. I have even had a chance to restore the backup successfully after losing the connection or something (tried to do something to the header.php) to my site :slight_smile:

Thanks again!


You are welcome Mikko! :slight_smile:

Kind Regards, Roman.