How to save space on WordPress

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I have a free blog on WordPress and I like photographs, so I am keeping an eye on my free storage … it is currently nowhere near full but I can eat data really fast!

Here are the things I do to make sure I’m maximising that space:

1️⃣ Use photos more than once.

I have some blog posts that follow a theme, and therefore it makes sense to keep using the same “featured image”. This also helps to keep my blog organised and goes a little way towards branding.

An example of this is my Friday Favourites post.

2️⃣ If the photo is already on the internet then provide a link instead of uploading the photo to your blog.

Flickr is really good for this.

You can share directly from the Flickr app too.

3️⃣ Embed video from YouTube or Vimeo instead of uploading the media to your WordPress account.

You will need to open the desktop version of YouTube and click on the share option. Click on embed and copy & paste the text into your blog post.

Below is a link to one of my craft videos posted on Vimeo

If you have some space saving tips then please drop me a comment below. As always, thanks for reading.


*The featured image for this post is provided by { Pexels } via the WordPress free library.

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  1. Polly Plaits says:

    I have created themed Canva headers for my posts to reuse photos.
    Like you I am not near storage yet, but it pays to save space now. Also started putting my vlog links to my Youtube channel as they are kind of connected.

    • mariexceline says:

      Hi Polly. Thank you for your comment. I use links as much as possible now. I discovered after writing this you can link from Instagram too 🙂
      Enjoy the rest of your day!

  2. t says:

    these tips are very helpful, thank you!! also if you don’t mind i’m a new blogger and would be so grateful if you could check out my blog and give me some feedback.

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