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WP Retina 2x

Make your website look beautiful and smooth on Retina (high-DPI) displays such as the MacBook Pro Retina and the iPad.

This plugin creates the image files required by the Retina (high-DPI) devices and displays them to your visitors accordingly. Your website will look beautiful and sharp on every device. The retina images will be generated for you automatically, served, and you will be able to control everything from the Retina Dashboard.

It supports 4 different methods to serve the images to your visitors:

  • PictureFill: The Picturefill method rewrites the HTML on-the-fly in order to use the new SRCSET. Since it is not supported by the browsers yet, the JS polyfill Picturefill is used to load the images. It is now the recommended method.
  • Retina.js: The Retina JS method is a 100% JS solution. The HTML loads the normal images, then if a retina device is detected, the retina images will be loaded. It is fail-safe but not efficient (images are loaded twice).
  • IMG Rewrite: The IMG Rewrite method rewrites IMG's SRC tags on-the-fly with the retina images directly if the device supports them. This method does not work with most caching solutions.
  • Retina-Images: The Retina-Images method uses a server handler: the images will be loaded through the Retina-Images PHP handler. Your .htaccess will be modified automatically.

Pick the one that works best with your hosting and environment. WordPress Multi-site are supported as well. WP Retina 2x also loves WPEngine and strongly recommend it for your hosting.

Languages: English, French.

Quickstart

  1. Set your option (for instance, you probably don't need retina images for every sizes set-up in your WP).
  2. Generate the retina images (required only the first time, then images are generated automatically).
  3. Check if it works! - if it doesn't, read the FAQ, the tutorial, and check the forums.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-8-21
Downloads: 260,682

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