When things aren’t working as expected on your site, or you get an error notification from WordPress, you will need to check the error logs for your site.
WordPress runs on PHP and the error logs let you know when PHP had problems running code. PHP errors are often the reason plugins or your theme aren’t working as expected.
Most WordPress site owners are already happily using Google Analytics to track traffic to their sites. But in July 2023, Analytics is changing significantly, and you need to take action sooner rather than later to keep gathering important data.
Cleaning up your media library and removing unused images can help you reduce disk space usage at your host, which could save you money. It also keeps the overall size of your site down, which will make backing it up and migrating it easier.
Whatever your motivation, getting rid of images you are no longer using is a great way to tackle this. But how can you find and remove unused images?
Don’t get unattached images confused with unused images and mass delete anything unattached. No, for this task you will need a slightly more sophisticated tool.
There are a few helpful plugins out there to assist. There are also some pretty useless ones. I tested several and I’ll let you know which ones to try out and which to avoid.
The concept of attached and unattached images seems to be a throwback to a time long gone when WordPress relied on these relationships between images and posts for some features like the gallery shortcode.
These days the concept is much less useful or relevant. But since it still has leftovers that are visible in the WordPress interface, it’s worth understanding.
“WordPress has a number of scheduled tasks which are overdue” is a warning you may see from the Updraft Plus plugin.
It’s not an issue with Updraft itself, but it’s reporting an issue with your WordPress site in general. More specifically, it’s letting you know that the WordPress system that handles scheduled tasks, WP Cron, is not running as expected. However, this issue may prevent Updraft’s scheduled backups from running on time.