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Thumbnail crop instead of stretch? (6 posts)

  1. heyjk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How can I edit the theme so that the post thumbnails crop to their boxes, rather than stretch?

    Right now it would seem that the only other way around it would be to create all square thumbnails, but I'm trying to avoid having to re-do all my featured images.

    (To be clear, I want my featured image to fill the space, and just crop off anything extra, rather than stretching/compressing to the space.)

    Thanks for the great theme!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/hey-cookie/

  2. Digital Raindrops
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have a look at the ajax thumbnail rebuild plugin, the theme has two cropped custom image sizes in functions.php for the grids, use the plugin and select to rebuild featured images only.

    add_image_size( 'mini-grid-thumb', 50, 50, true );
    add_image_size( 'big-grid-thumb', 200, 200, true );

    WordPress will not retrospectivly create these when a theme is activated, so you need to rebuild the thumbnails.

    HTH

    David

  3. heyjk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    David,

    Thanks a lot for this advice. I have the plug-in installed, and on my first pass I thought it was exactly what I needed.

    But it seems to have only re-created the images for my first two thumbnails, and none of the others. I ran the rebuild process twice, and eventually a third time where I had it rebuild everything just to be sure, and still the same result.

    I've tested it in a couple reset/cleared browsers so I don't think it's a local cache issue.

    Any other advice on how to eliminate the thumbnail stretch effect? Thanks again!

  4. heyjk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, scratch that actually.

    I have figured out that the reason it was only changing the thumbnails on two of my posts is because only those two had featured images in place. The other images populating my grid of posts were pulling the image that I placed in the post itself.

    SO, since it would be even easier to not have to set a featured image, is there a way to make it crop and not stretch on those images it's automatically pulling from the body of the post?

    My guess is I have to do a featured image for each. But if it grabbed the first image in a post and made that a properly cropped (not stretched) thumbnail, I'd be a really happy camper.

  5. Caroline Moore
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Your guess is correct. For optimum control, you should set a featured thumbnail for each post. The fallback of grabbing the first attachment is a last resort to put *something* in the featured area if nothing else is available.

  6. heyjk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks to sixhours and David for the great help on this. And thanks for a solid theme!

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