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Maximizing Your Wix Storage: Efficient Media Library Management and Optimization

As Wix now (June 2023) implements maximum storage space for different plans, it becomes crucial to efficiently manage your media library and avoid storing unnecessary images or videos. This ensures that you make the most of your allocated storage and keep your website running smoothly. See as well our blog post The Importance of Image Optimization for Wix: Maximizing Storage Efficiency. Whether you're using one of the existing Wix plans or the newly rolled out plans, it's essential to maintain an organized media library. Let's explore the storage limits for different Wix plans and learn how to effectively and permanently delete unused media files.

Existing Wix Plans:

  • Wix Free: 500 Mb

  • Wix Combo: 3 Gb

  • Wix Unlimited: 10 Gb

  • Wix VIP: 35 Gb

  • Wix Business Basic: 20 Gb

  • Wix Business Unlimited: 35 Gb

  • Wix Business VIP: 50 Gb

Newly Rolled Out Wix Plans:

  • Wix Light: 2 Gb

  • Wix Core: 50 Gb

  • Wix Business: 100 Gb

  • Wix Business Elite: Unlimited

It's important to be aware of your plan's storage limitations and manage your media library accordingly. Regularly assessing and removing unused files can help you stay within your allocated space and maintain an organized website.

Storage Limit Exceeded:

It's important to note that exceeding your storage limit can have consequences. When you reach the storage capacity of your Wix plan, you will receive a message stating: "Your storage is full, you won't be able to add more files in X days. To add more files, upgrade your storage plan."

Wix storage is full, what to do

This message serves as a reminder to upgrade your storage plan if you require additional space for your media files.

Deleting Multiple Media Files:

  1. Access your Wix media library by navigating to your Wix dashboard and selecting "Media" from the left-hand menu.

  2. Once in the media library, locate the files you wish to delete. You can scroll through the list or use the search bar to find specific files.

  3. To select multiple files, hold down the Ctrl key (Windows) or the Command key (Mac) and click on each file you want to delete. Alternatively, you can click on the first file, hold down the Shift key, and click on the last file to select a range of files.

  4. After selecting the desired files, a right panel will appear. Click on the "three dots" icon located in the upper-right corner of the right panel.

  5. From the dropdown menu that appears, select the "Move to Trash" option. Confirm the action if prompted.

By following these steps, you can efficiently remove multiple images, videos, or other media files from your Wix media library, freeing up valuable storage space for your active content.

For a visual reference, here's a screenshot demonstrating how to delete media files from Wix by selecting multiple items and using the "Move to Trash" function:

Wix Manage Media Library

Permanently Deleting Files from Trash:

It's important to note that simply moving files to the Trash does not immediately free up space in your Wix storage. To completely remove the files and reclaim the space, you must permanently delete them from the Trash. To do this:

  1. Go to your Wix media library and click on the "Trash" tab located at the top of the page.

  2. In the Trash, you will see the list of files you previously deleted. To permanently delete them, select the files you want to remove by clicking on the checkboxes next to each file.

  3. Once you have selected the files, a right panel will appear. Click on the "three dots" icon located in the upper-right corner of the right panel.

  4. From the dropdown menu, choose the "Delete Permanently" option. Confirm the action if prompted.

Permanently remove Wix files from Trash

By permanently deleting files from the Trash, you ensure that the deleted files no longer account for your total storage space. This allows you to make the most of your allocated storage and maintain an organized media library.

Take Control of Your Wix Media Library

With the storage limitations imposed by different Wix plans, it's crucial to optimize your media library to make the most of your allocated space. By regularly reviewing and deleting unused files, you can ensure a streamlined and efficient website. Stay within your storage limits, maintain an organized media library, and enhance your overall Wix experience. Remember to regularly assess and clean up your media library to keep it clutter-free and improve your overall Wix experience.

If you encounter any difficulties or have further questions, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance.



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