When you upload an image to your WordPress media library, it automatically creates multiple copies of the original image at different sizes for use in your website. Some of these sizes are determined by code that resides deep in your WordPress Theme files (meaning you probably won’t be able to edit them without our assistance.) But there are several size settings available in your WordPress Dashboard admin. To see and change them*, you can visit the Settings>Media section of your WordPress dashboard to customize those image sizes.
WordPress creates a range of four image sizes for you to choose from:
- Thumbnail: Displays a small thumbnail-sized version of your image on the page/post. Note, by default the Thumbnail size is a square, so some cropping of your original image may occur.
- Medium: Displays a medium-sized version of your image on the page/post. This is a good size to use with Left/Right alignments, as it leaves sufficient space for legible text to either side.
- Large: Displays a large-sized version of your image on the page/post. Note: WordPress will determine the width of the content column of your theme, and display the largest possible image for that space.
- Full Size: Displays a full-sized version of your image on the page/post. Note: WordPress will determine the width of the content column of your theme, and display the largest possible image for that space. If your original image is larger than this column width, the full size of the image may not be displayed.
|Thumbnail, Medium, and Large image sizes (Image Alignment: Left)|
*ALWAYS Backup your WordPress site before making changes. Use the WP Clone option in your dashboard. Do not make changes to your WordPress Dashboard if you are not confident in editing WordPress. KMDD can not be responsible for errors to sites made by client changes. If you need further assistance, contact KMDD.