The disk usage for my website shot up recently, and I couldn’t figure out why. I did some digging, and I found out that my plugins folder was 23 MB in size. How can this be? For reference, my entire website is only about ~48 MB, and that’s including this jump.
$ du -hd 1 | grep plugins 23M ./plugins
It turns out that this was all due to my Jetpack install:
$ du -hd 1 | grep jetpack 21M ./jetpack
As it turns out, the
languages folder was 10 MB on its own:
$ du -hd 1 | grep lang 10M ./languages
So I deleted the following files and folders:
readme.txt. My Jetpack folder is now down to a more reasonable 6.6 MB. It seems pretty sloppy to include the unit tests with a production release, but if you remember to delete these folders every time you update the plugin, you will save a lot of disk space.
Of course, if you actually need a translation, I would recommend deleting all the PO/MO files except for the ones you need.