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WordPress: add_image_size (with examples)

WordPress’s add_image_size function can be a little tricky to master, especially understanding how the cropping and resizing works. I’ve dedicated a blog entry to explaining how the images are cropped on an image that is larger than the maximum size, and below are the results. The WordPress documentation for the add_image_size() function has the following components: Usage < ?php add_image_size( $name, $width, $height, $crop ); ?> Parameters $name (string) (required) The new image size name. Default: None $width (int) (optional) The post thumbnail width in pixels. Default: 0 $height (int) (optional) The post thumbnail height in pixels. Default: 0 $crop (boolean) (optional) Crop the image or not. False – Soft proportional crop mode ; True – Hard crop mode. Default: false Original Image (404w x 1587h) Next, the original image, which is 404w by 1587h. Soft Crop, Very Tall Height This results in a proportional image that is 185w by 726h. In this case the image is limited by it’s width, 185px. add_image_size( ‘feature’, 185, 1200, false ); Soft Crop, Normal Height This results in a proportional image that is 54w by 215h. The image is limited by the height. add_image_size( ‘feature1’, 185, 215, false ); Hard Crop, Very Tall Height This results in a disproportionate image which is exactly 185 x 1200, but the edges of the image are lost. This works semi-ok here but would not be good if we were uploading a logo, something with text, or a person with important features on the edges of the … Continue reading

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