WordPress: How to make sure images are the correct size

Note: if your previous theme was also from pipdig, then you do not need to follow the guidance on this page. You’re good to go!

You may notice that after installing a new theme or update, that the images in certain features look blurry. For example, the Related Posts section. To fix this, you should regenerate your site’s thumbnail images whenever you install a new theme.

How to regenerate your site’s thumbnails

1. Firstly, you should go to Settings > Media in your dashboard. Check that the sizes are set to the numbers shown below:

2. Go to Tools > Regen. Thumbnails

3. Click the button.

Regenerating your site’s thumbnails might take several hours if you have lots of images. You may wish to leave it running in a tab whilst you work on the rest of your site. You can edit any other section of your site whilst the process is running in the background.

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  1. Emma

    Hi, I have just purchased the Holly and Weave theme and it’s all installed. I’m just having a little bit of an issue with the main scroll bar at the top which shows various posts. I have imported my old posts and photos etc (and I’ve regenerated them) but it’s not showing the whole image. I would love some advice. Should I redo the images entirely. They are ‘full size’ images at 600×600
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Emma, thanks for purchasing a theme!

      A 600×600 image would be too small and not the correct shape to use in a slider. You will probably find that the images will be blurry or pixelated. You can read more about suggested sizing and image shape in this guide and this guide.

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          No problem, Emma! Let me know if you need any more help with it.

  2. onyi

    I have not activated the theme yet because it looks crazy and I need help fixing it before it goes live. my posts are showing up twice on the home page . 1st listed in landscape with no image behind it then in portrait with image and excerpt. Also the featured image for the post is displayed tiled (double) on each excerpt.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Onyi, you will need to fully activate the theme before all features will work. This is because there are some required plugins which will be installed afterwards. If you follow all the steps on this page it should work correctly. Let me know if you need any more help with a particular section of the guides.

  3. Isabelle Ahn

    Hi, I have just downloaded the equinox theme and regenerated the thumbnails. After doing so, all my images are blurry. I made sure the dimensions are set to what was specified in this post. Please help!

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Isabelle, it looks like the images within your posts are set to a very small size. For example, in your latest post the images are set to 225×300 pixels like this image. When adding images to posts it is best to select the “Large” size from the options – https://i.imgur.com/m025tON.png.

      1. Isabelle Ahn

        Thank you so much Phil! All fixed😍
        I have read excellent review about your service and they were definitely not exaggerating! Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly!

  4. Milly Almodovar

    Hi Phil,
    I have Evelyn Rose downloaded. The problem is my images are appearing very small on my blog post. how do I get them to appear full screen? (To look like the images in the Evelyn Rose template that you show). They aren’t taking up the screen.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Milly, when you add an image to a post you should select “Large” or “Full Size” from the options – https://i.imgur.com/7X7ur3c.png. I’m guessing the images are currently set to a smaller size.

  5. Debora Tentiș

    Do I need extra resize/smush program for imagines or this tool will rezise automatically when I uploade new imagines?
    Thank you!

      1. Debora Tentiș

        I have already instal Smushit plugging-uri, so I will use this. Thank You so much for a wonderful theme! 🤗

          1. ebony

            Phil Im having an issue with pinterest icon not showing up on my pictures for mobile only, ever since my last update. can you email me to get this fixed or tell me what to do?

            1. Phil (pipdig)

              Hi Ebony, we actually removed this feature from mobiles in the latest update. Admittedly, I didn’t think people would want this on mobile. However we’ll re-add it as an extra option for the next update within the next couple of days. Keep an eye out in your dashboard for the update 🙂

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