Support » Fixing WordPress » Pixel dimensions included in image src URL

  • I recently used the WordPress Importer to transfer hundreds of posts to a new site. It all worked except that the images don’t show up. After I looked at the code I noticed that all the src URLs include the pixel dimensions, as set in Settings > Media.
    So, instead of this:

    <img class="alignleft size-large wp-image-ID"
    src="/wp-content/uploads/YYYY/MM/image-name.jpg"

    I get this:

    <img class="alignleft size-large wp-image-ID"
    src="/wp-content/uploads/YYYY/MM/image-name-700x525.jpg"

    The problem is, if I regenerate thumbnails to fit my new theme design, all the image links are broken — because they include the old pixel dimensions.

    Maybe this is normal WP behaviour, but I can’t imagine it would be. Otherwise how is anyone supposed to move posts (with images) between sites?

    Any thoughts on how I can fix this? Am I missing something obvious? Thanks!

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Did you use http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/ to regenerate your thumbnails?

    Thanks for the response esmi. Yes I did use Regenerate Thumbnails, but that’s where the problem lies.

    When I first imported all the posts, I noticed the image links in the posts had pixel dimensions at the end of the filename. So, when I regenerated the thumbs to fit my new design, all the images had broken links (1,500+ posts!). This is because the URL was looking for image-100×100.jpg and I now had image-200×200.jpg.

    is this how WordPress operates normally — automatically adding characters to image links? Or was it they way the users were importing the photos?

    Either way I’d love to find a solution. Find & Replace is not going to cut it obviously, because of the thousands of random sizes (all images were not identical sizes and were cropped proportionally.)

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