WordPress – Media Settings

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In this video I’ll go over the Media settings within WordPress.

Click on Settings.

Then click Media.

This is where you can change the default image sizes that WordPress generates when you upload an image.  In most cases the default settings will be fine.  Now if you upload an image that is smaller than the sizes listed, it will only create images for sizes smaller than its current size.  So if you upload an image that is 250 pixels wide, it will not create a medium or large size image of it.  Only if the image is over 1024 pixels will WordPress create a thumbnail, medium, and large size.

The first image size is thumbnail size.  You can change the width and height.  If you don’t want the thumbnails to be to proportional, you can un check the ‘Crop thumbnail to exact dimensions (normally thumbnails are proportional)’ box.

For the Medium width you can set the maximum width and maximum height.  This will generate up to 300 pixels to the width or height.  Whichever one comes first.

Same goes for the Large size image.  And once again, the large size image will only be created if the image you are uploading is larger than the maximum width and height that you have set here.

Under uploading files is the Store uploads in this folder setting.  WordPress now allows you to change the default is the Uploads folder.   If you choose to do so, click in this box and go to the end of the folder location.  There you can change it to another folder.

The Full URL Path to Files is an optional setting.  By default, it should be left blank.  I usually leave it at the default.

The last setting on this page is for when uploading files whether you want to Organize your uploads into month and year based folders.  You can turn this off or leave it on.  I personally like to keep it on so that it keeps my images more organized.  This makes it easier to find the images if you need to find them in your ftp folder you can search by month and year to find the images.

If you made any changes.  Click the Save Changes button.

That’s it for this video.  I’ll see you in the next one.

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