ResizeFly

Description

Instead of creating image sizes on upload, this plugin only creates them when requested.

Normally after activating a new theme or plugin that adds new image sizes, you will have to use a tool like Regenerate Thumbnails to create the newly registered image sizes. Depending on the size of the media library and the “power” of your server, this might take a while or even take several tries to process all your images; and in the end, you don’t even know if you’ll need all of the resized images.

This plugin takes care of the resizing dynamically and creates the requested size the moment it is first requested—and only when it is requested.

Support

For users: Please use the support forums on wordpress.org
For developers: Head over to the Github repository
For everything else, find me on twitter or on slack

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin to your plugins directory (usually wp-content/plugins)
  2. Make sure you have Pretty Permalinks enabled
  3. Activate the plugin

The plugin handles the images from here on. The resized images are saved in a subfolder inside your uploads directory.

Prerequisites

You’ll need at least PHP 5.5, WordPress 4.7 and either GD or Imagick on your server.

Uninstalling

If you want to uninstall the plugin for good, make sure to regenerate your image thumbnails/sizes afterward using Regenerate Thumbnails or similar.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin to your plugins directory (usually wp-content/plugins)
  2. Make sure you have Pretty Permalinks enabled
  3. Activate the plugin

The plugin handles the images from here on. The resized images are saved in a subfolder inside your uploads directory.

Prerequisites

You’ll need at least PHP 5.5, WordPress 4.7 and either GD or Imagick on your server.

Uninstalling

If you want to uninstall the plugin for good, make sure to regenerate your image thumbnails/sizes afterward using Regenerate Thumbnails or similar.

Why does this not work when using NGINX?

Often your NGINX is configured in a way to serve the image as a static resource and in case of failure throw a 404 Not Found error.

To work around this, make sure the request is sent to WordPress when the image cannot be found.

Add a directive like:

location ~* (/[^/]+/)?uploads/(.+\.(png|gif|jpe?g)) {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args;
    expires max;
    log_not_found off;
    access_log off;
}

If you have one long location directive listing all the static file formats (css, js, zip, etc.), you can also just drop the try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args; in there.

Why is there a `resizefly-duplicate` directory in my uploads folder?

The plugin stores an optimized duplicate of each image in this folder. The reason for this is, that image resizing puts a strain on your server and uses comparably a lot of resources. To minimize this ResizeFly creates an optimized copy from which the smaller image sizes will be created.

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Contributors & Developers

“ResizeFly” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

2.0.1

  • update translation files
  • fix error when renaming directory
  • add user sizes error messages
  • remove bootstrap code from main plugin file