This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

To install:


  1. Put the phpthumbs.php file into your plugins directory and activate it
  2. Copy the CSS from phpthumbs.css into your css stylesheet (generally style.css)
  3. Use as follows:


Q: I changed .phpthumbs or .phpthumbs img, and the style has no effect! A: .phpthumbs and .phpthumbs img are fallbacks. they only work when the plugin is deactivated or isn’t installed. use .phpthumbs_active and .phpthumbs_active img to make style changes for when the plugin is active.

Q: Whenever I try to blog about this amazing plugin, it replaces my references to “phpthumb” with “phpthumb_active”! Make it stop! A: aside from hidden bugs that I haven’t found, that’s probably the biggest problem with this plugin. It should be case-sensitive, however, so just say “phpThumb” instead of “phpthumb”. Although you will have to let people know that to use the class, it must be all lower-case, as in

Q: KITTENS?!!! A: Yes.

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