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Old December 19th, 2011, 05:57 AM
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Hi Eric,

I'm changing server hosting to shared. I was wondering how i would go about reducing the size of my website. Its currently at 2.2gb. Is there a way i can delete old product images from the images file? I would rather host the images, but if i cant delete the images as a product disapears from the store i will have to change the settings so the merchant hosts them.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:40 AM
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Yes, you can delete the product image folders by default found here:
/wp-content/uploads/store/products/images
/wp-content/uploads/store/products/thumbnails

You should change your URL settings back to something other than %li & %lt.

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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Hi Eric,

Which setting would you recommend, so that the merchant hosts the images?

Is there a downside to this?
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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:40 AM
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I prefer to keep my images hosted locally as this allows for faster loading pages.

If you just pull the images from the merchant, you have to rely on the speed of the merchants' servers.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:45 AM
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I think this is why i did this in the first place.

However, whe you say change your URL setting to something other than %li & %lt.

What do you mean and why? Whats the alternative?
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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:48 AM
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That depends... What do you want to do? You should decide between these options. These are in order of fastest to slowest:

1. host images locally
2. host images on merchants' sites, don't rewrite image urls
3. host images on merchants' sites, rewrite image urls

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Old December 20th, 2011, 06:52 AM
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I think this one is the best, especially for SEO

1. host images locally
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Old December 20th, 2011, 06:55 AM
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Sorry, going back to deleting images, how do i delete old images which have been stored?

If i delete /wp-content/uploads/store/products/images
/wp-content/uploads/store/products/thumbnails


wont that delete all the images i have live currently?
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Old December 20th, 2011, 09:12 AM
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Yes, that will delete the live images but they will just be re-downloaded from the merchant's site the moment they are requested.

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Old December 20th, 2011, 10:49 AM
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One last question, but if i delete the folders via FTP will i have to reinstall the folders back into the directory?
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It's probably best just to delete the contents of the folders and leave the folders themselves in place.
 


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