WordPress Image Sizes

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By default, WordPress has four sizes that you can choose from when displaying your images. They are:

  1. Thumbnail (150×150)
  2. Medium (300×300)
  3. Large (1024×1024)
  4. Full Size (Whatever the image dimensions are)

That’s great that they give us choices, but what if we want a diffent size? I really wanted my images to be the same width as my content, so I went searching for a way to easily do that. It just so happens that WordPress has an option in the admin panel for changing the default sizes. Just go to Settings>Media and you can adjust sizes to your hearts content. I set my large size at 560×1024 (560 being the width of my main content area). If you want your image to always match the width of your content, make sure you set Max Height significantly larger than Max Width. That will keep pictures that are longer vertically from being trimmed smaller than the content width. That’s all for now!

Posted June 19, 2009 by Alex Mansfield

4 responses to “WordPress Image Sizes”

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  3. Thanks for this tip on how to get a different size image than the 4 default sizes and how to get images to fill the width of the page.

    Craig

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