Support » Plugins » Automatic Image thumbnails with Lightbox – Add from URL

  • When I add an image through ‘Add Media’ and choose ‘Add from URL’, all it does is upload a full-sized image into the body of my text.

    I’d like it to automatically create a thumbnail of fixed proportions because I will have a few friends submitting articles and I think they could screw things up easily without it.

    I’m using Lightbox so that the images, if you click on them should automatically link to a full=sized image if available.

    I realize there are workarounds – such as copying the image locally then uploading it – then the resize functions become available.

    I also know that clicking the tree icon, you can specify size there – but there are no fixed proportions constraints plus it leaves the user to guess what size they should make an image.

    Is there a simple way to add a ‘make thumbnail’ every single time?

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