Delete Post with Attachments


By default, when you delete a post or page, any associated media files or attachments to that post do not get deleted. Keeping these orphan files to your server will eat up a lot of precious web space for no reason.

Using this plugin when you delete a post, any associated attachments will also get deleted automatically.

Before deleting any media file or attachment the plugin smartly checks that the attachment is not in use elsewhere, i.e. on any other post, page, or product.

Works with all popular plugins such as:

  • WooCommerce
  • Easy Digital Downloads
  • LearnDash
  • BuddyPress
  • MemberPress
  • Paid Memberships Pro
  • and many more…


  • No configuration required
  • Just activate and use
  • Save your precious server storage
  • Works automatically on post/page deletion


  1. Upload the plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


Why my attachment does not get deleted when I Trash the post?

The attachment will not be deleted if the post is moved to Trash, the attachment will only get deleted when the post is permanently deleted

Why the attachment does not get deleted after I deleted the post permanently?

Sometimes single attachment is used in multiple posts, for example you have used “image1.jpg” in “Post 1” and “Post 2” both. Deleting “Post 1” will not delete the image until “Post 2” is also deleted permanently. Please make sure your attachment is not in used any other post.

Does this plugin require any configuration after installation?

No, there is absolutely no configuration required, just activate the plugin, and it will start working.

Does this plugin delete any associated media with the post?

Yes, when you delete a post the plugin will check if there is any associated media or attachment in this post it will be deleted also.

Does this plugin work with custom post types also?

Yes, it works with any types, posts, pages, products etc

What if a single attachment is used on multiple posts?

If a single attachment is used on multiple posts, the attachment will not get deleted until all associated posts are deleted.

What if attachment is used as a featured image, does it get also deleted on post deletion?

Yes, the plugin will check if the image is not used in any other post then it will get deleted along with the current post.


ජනවාරි 2, 2024 1 reply
I downloaded this plugin just a few minutes ago and already know it’s exactly what I need. The only thing I’d like to see changed is the opacity setting of the announcement banners that are displayed. They’re a bit hard to read until you hover over them. I’m going to try and contact the developer to see if I can get a modification done.
නොවැම්බර් 14, 2022 5 replies
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Contributors & Developers

“Delete Post with Attachments” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fix – wp_delete_attachment function second param to bool instead of string


  • Fix – Compatibility issues with WordPress 6.4


  • Fix – Compatibility issues with WordPress 6.0


  • Fix – Compatibility issues with WordPress 5.9


  • New – Implement featured image deletion


  • Initial release