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How to Prevent WordPress from Generating Multiple Images

In this tutorial, we're going to learn how to prevent WordPress from generating multiple (resized) versions of an image. As of WordPress 4.8.1, with the default Twenty Seventeen theme, WordPress will generate six additional resized versions of a single image. I've tested it on a clean installation, and here's a screenshot to prove it.

WordPress 4.8.1, with the Twenty Seventeen theme, generating six resized versions for every image uploaded.

Generating this many images might negatively affect your WordPress host's performance. Specially while taking backups. How? Let me explain.

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Embed Images in Email Campaigns at Scale


Cloudinary is a powerful image hosting solution for email marketing campaigns of any size. With features such as advanced image optimization and on-the-fly image transformation, backed by a global CDN, Cloudinary provides the base for a seamless user experience in your email campaigns leading to increased conversion and performance.

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