I managed to clean up all the duplicates from my WordPress blog going back to 2017. I deleted 2014 – 2016 completely since they were so old and moved forward from there. Donna from Retirement Reflections asked how I did it so I’ll tell you what I found easiest for me.
First I went to the Dashboard on my site and clicked on posts:
Then I chose the month and year I wanted from the drop down menu:
I clicked “Filter” and that brought me to a page that looked like this. I could tell the duplicates were the ones that did not say “Blogger, IFTT” so I checked all the posts that did not say that in the tags column and chose the bulk action to put them in the trash.
Once they were all in the trash I emptied the trash. This is the part that took the longest.
Then I went back to the dashboard and chose the media tab. I set it to the month and year I was working on and then chose “unattached” from the drop down. I chose “Bulk Select” and clicked on all the pictures. I learned that I could click the first one and then hold command and shift keys on my Mac and click the last picture and that would select them all. Once they were all selected I deleted them.
After both the duplicate posts and the unattached media were deleted I went back to my main blog page and checked to see if the posts I wanted to keep were there with the correct pictures and they were! I did this for each month from January 2017 to the present. Once I figured it out, it really didn’t take that long. I had been using 3.8 GB of space and now I am down to 1.3 GB so I have some room to grow.
I think my next project is going to be going through the posts to check to make sure all the links work. That may take some time too but since the transcription work still isn’t pouring in, I have the time. Also, I need to do the same thing on my Blogger site since I know there are some issues with that space as well. Have you had to do an overhaul on your blog?