How to Delete Multiple Images in WordPress Media Gallery

Hey, guys today one of my friends asked me a question, How can I delete Multiple Images in WordPress? I replied, “It’s very simple.

Yeah, this sounds very silly question but it is good that you got the same thought and you’re here.

WordPress is the best platform for the bloggers and it has lots of inbuilt features.  So it is not necessary that everyone knows all the inbuilt features in WordPress.  So here is a short tutorial to delete multiple images from the WordPress.

Basically, there are three ways to delete multiple images from WordPress. I have written tutorial for the both methods.

Delete multiple images using hosting Cpanel

  1. Login to your hosting Cpanel
  2. Go to File manager
  3. Go to public_html  >> wp-content>>> uploads

Here you can see all the uploads from the WordPress. You can delete individual folders or an entire directory.

Deleting entire directory will delete all the images that are hosted on your WordPress. After deleting images using this method you can still see the files on your WordPress dashboard and when you click the image it will show 404 error.

Delete multiple images using FTP

To go with this method you need FTP client. You may use FileZilla, it freeware client.

So, once you installed FTP client, log in using correct information.

If you have directly navigated to public_html then follow

  1. Go to public_html  >> wp-content>>> uploads

This is quite similar to the previous method.

Delete multiple images using WordPress Dashboard

  1. Go to
  2. Log into your WordPress dashboard
  3. from dashboard go to Media.

How to Delete Multiple Images in WordPress Media Gallery
Select multiple images

On the media page, you will see all the images. On the top left side, there is a button Bulk select. Click it, now you have to select the image that you wants to delete.

How to Delete Multiple Images in WordPress Media Gallery
delete selected

Hit Delete Selected to delete selected images from the WordPress media gallery.

This will permanently delete your images from the server.


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