Take the 2-minute tour ×
WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I upload thousands of images and it stored in a single folder. Is it bad if too many images are in a single folder? would that slow down the loading of the image even though you're viewing an attachment image which has a path defined?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 2 down vote accepted

No the depth of your directory structure has almost no impact to load time.

Maybe if your structure is very depth and the URLs for the images are very long you can hit the maximum length or your markup blows up. But a flat hierarchy should not be a problem as long as you keep the file names short enough.

Then again, if your store everything in one directory, there may be name collisions. But WordPress checks for that during the upload with wp_unique_filename(), so you should not worry about that too.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.