New to the forum, so preemptive apologies for any etiquette breaches/etc.
I'm a photographer with a Wordpress portfolio site. Typically the way Wordpress portfolio sites work is they take the featured image from a post and use that to populate a gallery. So, if you have 8 images within a gallery, you create 8 posts and attach a featured image to each one, and the gallery goes through and pulls the featured images only and places them in the layout.
The problem with this is every post is now technically a page on your site, and as a result, my own has a ton of no-content pages on it, with 8,000 or so internal links that are completely and totally useless (a header and footer file populate each post-page, for instance, generating links for every post). As well, I've a ton of pages now with little to no content and feel like this probably as well looks super spammy, in the eyes of giant server in the sky.
I'm looking for recommendations on the safest approach to cleaning this up.
Thanks in advance