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Thumbnail generation. (7 posts)

  1. jimmy_neutron
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When uploading an image in WordPress, there is the option to generate a thumbnail image.

    At first glance, this seems to work adding "_01.jpg" to the file name to enable this to be linked in a post or page.

    However, when I view the page with this link to the image, the image is the full sized, rather than the thumbnail generated version.

    Should there be something else that I need to enable on my server for the thumbnail generation to work correctly?

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Which version of WP?
    Normally there should be an option on the Upload panel to make or not a thumbnail. If you choose to have one, WP will create a thumbnail pic from your image and the file name will be something like
    thumb-yourpic.jpg

  3. jimmy_neutron
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey there. I'm running WP 1.5.1.3.

    On the Upload panel; I browse for the file, enter a description and then choose 'Small (200px largest side)' for the Thumbnail option.

    When I click on Upload File, I am then given a link to filename_01.jpg. It appears to be ammending the file name but not actually making the image smaller.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    1. Upgrade - it's more secure.
    2. Could you, please, read again what I replied?
    3. The code generated shows the path to the original image.
    4. Again, after reading what I posted you should know the thumbnail is:
    thumb-filename_01.jpg

  5. jimmy_neutron
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi there.

    I will upgrade.

    I read your reply. However, my copy of WordPress was not amending the filename to include the 'thumb_' prefix nce it had been uploaded and resized.

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmmm... The only thing I can think of: is the GD library installed and supported by your server?

  7. charbyte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    what i've found when I upload a pic and ask for a thumbnail, the link given is always to full picture. ex: newpic.jpg however if I FTP to where I keep my images.. there is also a file called thumb-newpic.jpg.

    we just don't get a true "link" to the thumb but it does create it. I just know its there and stick "thumb-" in front of the said uploaded pic when I want to use it.

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