Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Resizing featured images, part of Customizing WordPress Themes: Simone.
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Whenever you install a new theme, that uses featured images, it's important that you immediately resize the images on your site so that those featured images fit within the theme. That's because each theme has its own set sizes for featured images. And if those image sizes are not available, then the theme will choose the closet approximate size. And that will often end up looking pretty strange. You can see it after installing Simone on my site. If I scroll down, you'll see here, on the second post I have a featured image.
But it's crunched down and jammed to the left-hand side of this header. And leaves a large open wide space. This is because when I wrote the post, I didn't have Simone installed so work press didn't know I needed a specific size for the featured image. To remedy this problem I'm going to install a plug in that goes through all the images on my site, and resizes them to fit with what my new theme needs. So I'm going to go to the admin panel on my site. Go to plug-ins and click Add New. And from here I'm going to search for regenerate thumbnails.
Once I install regenerate thumbnails made by fiper007bond. I'll be able to regenerate all the thumbnails on my site. So now that my plugin is installed and activated, I'm going to go to tools, and I have a new option here called Regenerate Thumbnail. So I'll click on that option. Then I'll simply click on Regenerate All Thumbnails. And now the plugin will go through my entire site, find every single image, and resize those images to fit with my current theme. So this is a process you need to go through every time you change themes.
And if you have a lot of images on your site, you can imagine this process may take a while. So, if you have a large site, this might be a good time to go and grab a cup of coffee and then coming back. Now, that all of my images have been resized, I can go back to the front page of my site and scroll down. And now you'll see, the second post here has a new sized featured image at the top, that is short and wide and spans the entire the width of the content. As I scroll down, you'll see all the images for each of the post are sized the same way.
So, like I said, any time you install a new theme, it's always a good idea to run the region read thumbnails plugin to make sure tha your images that are used within your theme fit with the images that the theme needs. To be able to display content properly
- Installing and activating Simone
- Customizing colors and the header
- Adding a custom social media menu
- Using pull quotes
- Using attachment pages
- Enabling and extending the author box