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Media Usage


This plugin tracks the real usage of your media and display this statistics in a simple way in the Media Library. This is useful to discover which images (or sized images) aren’t viewed in your WordPress at all.

In the Media Library, a new column “Usage” is added. In it, all your sized images for a given media are shown in the form of a little square with a letter assigned (T = Thumbnail, M = Medium, etc) and a color.

  • Blue: Has been viewed by at least two visitors.
  • Gray: Has been viewed by only one visitor.
  • Black: Has never been viewed.
  • Red: There is an issue with this image.

You can hover on this little square to get more information such as what it is, the number of visits and views, and also when the image was seen for the first and last time.

IMPORTANT. This plugin is not supposed to be run continuously forever. Your media are normally delivered statically, with this plugin they will be delivered dynamically to make logging possible. That will therefore slow down your website.

BETA. This plugin has just been created. Please be kind to me and help me by sharing with me your issues and your feature requests. I am here, ready to improve this beta version towards an awesome plugin.

COMPATIBILITY. For now, the plugin works with Apache servers. You will also need to disable your CDN or whatever caching system you are using with your images.

FUTURE. This is not a secret. Once the plugin will be working really well, then the Media Cleaner will use this data to clean your Media Library.

More information available one


  1. In your menu, click on Meow Apps > Media Usage. Enable Logging then Save Changes.
  2. Visit your websites with a different computer or log off.
  3. Check your Media Library (list mode), statistics are available.


  • Media Library


Install it directly from WordPress > Add Plugins.


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پروری 27, 2017
We acquired a fairly large site with about 1,500 media items and we really wanted to prune those back and find all files that were actually being used. This plugin did exactly that! Installation and activation were easy, just clicks of a button. The plugin explicitly notes that only Apache is currently supported so for our Nginx sites we had to create a custom rule (which we're used to with anything that needs to write to .htaccess). Here's the Nginx rule that we used: location ~ /wp-content/(.*)\.(jpe?g|png|gif)$ { rewrite ^(.*)$ /index.php?meow_media_handler=$1 last; } We know most of the content isn't delivered via JS so we then just scanned the site with Xenu and found exactly what we needed to know! Very helpful and we're looking forward to this possibly being merged into Media Cleaner.
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  • Fix: Many installs don’t support X-Sendfile so it is now an option.
  • Add: Debugging function (called Debug URL).
  • Update: Internal improvement.


  • Fix: Retina detection.
  • Fix: Potential PHP notice and added a handler test in the settings.


  • Very first release.