Thumbnail Images & speed

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Thumbnail Images

The theme appears to create 10 different images sizes for thumbnails. This can bloat up the media library. It is only a problem if the media library becomes so bulky it affects backup restorations. Just be aware. They are hidden files and not shown in the media library by design. They are on the server regardless if they’re used on pages or post.

We use a plugin to suppress backing up thumbnails and then rebuild them with a plugin after restoring aback.


Steve Teare
performance engineer
May 2021


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