New to WP. I have been using Joomla since 2008.
I don't build blog sites, and storing images by upload date doesn't make sense to me.
I've set Uploads Use Yearmonth Folders = 0.
It is my understanding that storing too many images in a folder can result in sluggish image retrieval times.
When I purchased WP Media Folder (WP Bundle) I thought I had found my solution that would provide a familiar physical file folder experience like Joomla.
After I installed it and used it a bit I went back to your website and found the FAQ explaining you use Taxonomy instead of actual folders.
This may be OK for some of my sites, but I'm migrating my day job site from Prestashop to WooCommerce.
I've got 20,000+ base images and WP is making 21 variations of each image upon upload.
This will result in more than 450,000 images in one directory.
1. Will 450,000 images in a single directory slow down my site?
I have a decent dedicated server, but if I screw this migration up, I'll probably loose my job so I'd like to know if pushing my company to WooCommerce is going to blow up on me because the site is slowed down by this issue.
2. Is there now way in WP to leave images where I load them via FTP and just read them with the Media manager?
3. Is it possible to prevent WP from making 21 variations of every image?
i.e. can it make only those images needed for WooCommerce?
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.