Support » Theme: Kale » Featured Images are not same size

  • Resolved laurentaylor

    (@laurentaylor)


    On my homepage, the featured images are not the same size. For example, my most recent post is half the size ( a rectangular-shape) than all my other past posts (which are square-shaped). I would like for all my photos/featured images on my homepage to be square. How can I fix this? Thank you in advanced!

    (For reference look at the homepage of abrightmoment.com)

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  • Also, I upload each photo as a square image.

    Hi laurentaylor.

    Thank you for contacting us and for using our theme. We appreciate it.

    This part of our online documentation explains the image size requirements – https://help.lyrathemes.com/article/336-ideal-image-sizes.

    However, the theme produces rectangular images by default. Since you want those images to be squares, you’ll need to install and activate Simple Image Sizes plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-image-sizes/.

    After that, you’ll need to go to Settings -> Media and change the size of kale-thumbnail to some square value and perform the regeneration of thumbnails for that size. There’s the section further down the same page where you can do it.

    Hope this helps but if you have any additional questions, feel free to ask.

    Kind regards.

    Thank you so much!!! It worked.

    Hi @laurentaylor We’re happy to hear that all works fine. Can you mark this thread as resolved, please?

    Best

    klaudi23a

    (@klaudi23a)

    Hi,

    I have the same problem I also would like for all my photos/featured images on my homepage to be square. I try to download this plugin but it is impossible because “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”. What can I do?

    My page

    Theme Author lyrathemes

    (@lyrathemes)

    @klaudi23a Thanks for trying out Kale, we appreciate it. I would suggest using the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin to resize your featured images. More details on how to do that here: https://help.lyrathemes.com/article/207-how-to-fix-uneven-images

    siniplyrathemes

    (@siniplyrathemes)

    Hi klaudi23a.

    You’re right about the part that states the plugin hasn’t been tested… but I’ve just tested it with the latest WordPress and Kale theme and it still works as designed.

    So feel free to use it to change the size of kale-thumbnail to any square size you want.

    Kind regards.

    klaudi23a

    (@klaudi23a)

    Hi,

    Thank you for help! Unfortunatelly I tried Regenerate Thumbnails plugin but it didn’t help.

    Then I tried to install Simple Image Sizes plugin. I can’t just do it by Plugin > Add because I see the notification it may be not compatibility with my wordpress version. So i downloaded it in zip file format and add by Plugin > Add > Send plugin on server. It was installed but I can’t activate it, there is a notification “Error: The current PHP version does not meet the minimum requirements of Simple Image Sizes.” What can I do more? 🙁

    siniplyrathemes

    (@siniplyrathemes)

    If you’re getting a notice about PHP version then it is high time to talk to your hosting support and ask them to immediately update PHP in use on that server.

    The Simple Image Sizes plugin requires 5.6.33 or higher version of PHP. Starting from 2020, WordPress will require PHP version 7.x so you need to think about that and sort it out on time.

    Once they update PHP, you’ll be able to activate that plugin and update thumbnail size.

    Hope this helps.

    Kind regards.

    Hi,

    Thank you for advice about updating PHP version (I’m still learning!). I did it, and finally Simple Image Sizes plugin works.

    I used this plugin to set new sizes of kale-thumbnail (760 x 760 px) and kale-slider (1200 x 550 px) and did regenerate thumbnails for them. As you can see on my website only thumbnails with original square-shape have changed, the rest of them are still the same. The worst is slider, I can’t see any changes after regeneration. Some pictures from the beginning have bigger size than they should have and the square-shape are cutted so much that have a white space below them.

    My page

    Best regards,
    Klaudia

    Theme Author lyrathemes

    (@lyrathemes)

    @klaudi23a The pictures that have not resized would need to be uploaded again but please make sure they are larger than 760×760 to begin with.

    Also, please test the site first by disabling Photon / Site Accelerator. https://jetpack.com/support/site-accelerator/

    I see that I don’t have problems with larger pictures than 760 px, some of them are old and I didn’t know they are so small. So thanks, I’ll work with them.

    But still don’t know what can I do with the slider. I added a picture 1200 x 1200 and it is cut almost in half and has a white space below. I also tried disabling Photon / Site Accelerator, and even turn off/on Jetpack but still it’s the same. I also turn off the Smush plugin. I set the size in Simple Image Sizes plugin for kale-slider (1200 x 550 px), so why each of the pictures looks different?

    Hi,

    I still have problems with the slider. I see that when I add photo 800 x 800 px it is not cut, but the size of it on the page is 1140 x 780 px (I set on the Simple Image Sizes plugin 1200 x 550 px but it doesn’t work). What can I do to change the size of the pictures in the slider?

    Best regards,
    Klaudia

    Theme Author lyrathemes

    (@lyrathemes)

    @klaudi23a I would suggest removing the slider images completely and then trying with fresh new images that are at least 1200×800 in size.

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