So, we have released our second plugin WP Category Post Lists and I hope it serves you well. One thing about the plugin is, it uses WordPress’ default featured image to show the thumbnails. As discussed previously, you can register any size of images you want. While uploading the image, WordPress will automatically check for registered sizes and will crutch the image accordingly.
But, what if you register a new image size? Will the older one get cropped automatically? The answer is NO. It won’t. When you try to get the image size then WordPress will show a proportionate HTML resized image of the original or last cropped image. So, what is the solution for that?
Thanks to Alex, a.k.a Viper007, who has provided an excellent solution for this. He has released a plugin called Regenerate Thumbnail which go to the past and resizes all the attachments to the registered sizes.
- It works good for default sizes set from the Admin » Media.
- Also works good for custom sizes registered via add_image_size.
So, the next time you see your thumbnails not being displayed properly, all you need to do is install and run this cool plugin.
Also, if you are using WP CPL, then I recommend you to run this plugin atleast once after setting the thumbnail size. If you ever change the thumb size, then also it is required to run Regenerate Thumbnail.
Note that, WordPress does fine if the size is already generated via another image settings and you don’t need to worry if reverting back to a previous size. It is needed only for newly added custom sized thumbnails.
# Using the plugin:
Very very easy:
- Install the plugin. You can either download and FTP it or search for Regenerate Thumbnail from Admin » Plugin » Add New.
- Now go to Regen. Thumbnails from Admin » Tools.
- Hit the Regenerate Thumbnails button.
- This will take you to a new page. Wait a little bit there until the progress bar reaches 100%.
Hope it was useful for you! If so, don’t forget to comment on the authors page.