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  • The thumbnail option is greyed out when I try and select to have my uploaded images cropped to my thumbnail preferences.

    Any ideas?

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  • Probably your PHP server doesn’t have the GD library installed.

    is that something I can do?

    You could ask your host to install GD or move to another host.

    do I ask them to install it on their php server? And if I say GD they will know what I am talking about?

    Thanks so much. This does not appear to be a topic anyone else has any suggestions about.

    I’m having this same issue. I can only select the full size option when attempting to add an image to a post. Thumbnail, Small, Medium, etc. are all grayed out.

    I have GD installed on my server. Didn’t have a problem with this prior to 2.7.

    do I ask them to install it on their php server? And if I say GD they will know what I am talking about?

    Yes, if they know how to run a PHP server, they will have heard about the GD lib.

    NICK TRIPP!!! I am so glad someone else is having the same issue! Have you had any updates? I am about to check on the GD status on my host.

    Please keep this thread alive. And let me know if you solve the problem.

    Scribu and nicktripp,

    my host DOES have GD lib installed on all of their servers.

    Do you have any other suggestions? I really miss the functionality.



    My host does have the DG Lib installed as well and I too have still got the same problem

    On RedHat 4, installed php-gd-4.3.9-3.22.9 to resolve the issue. Recycle apache and test with new image or

    Use this test script:


    header(“Content-type: image/png”);
    $im = @imagecreate(110, 20)
    or die(“Cannot Initialize new GD image stream”);
    $background_color = imagecolorallocate($im, 0, 0, 0);
    $text_color = imagecolorallocate($im, 233, 14, 91);
    imagestring($im, 1, 5, 5, “A Simple Text String”, $text_color);


    Problem definitely can exist with GD installed, php -m reporting it present, and server returning a generated image from a script like that just above.


    Follow-Up Summary

    Seems that, even with GD installed, images uploaded prior to the installation don’t have alternate sizes “magically” created.

    i’m running into the same problem, i have been able to track this down into the core code at:

    wp-includes/media.php-> image_downsize function which is returning false for all intermediate_sizes. This function is called by wp-admin/includes/media.php->image_size_input_fields function which checks if the indermediate size is set to true. ( $enabled = ( $downsize[3] || 'full' == $size ); )

    after which the following line executes:

    $html = "<div class='image-size-item'><input type='radio' ".( $enabled ? '' : "disabled='disabled'")."name='attachments[$post->ID][image-size]' id='{$css_id}' value='{$size}'".( $checked == $size ? " checked='checked'" : '') ." />

    since intermediate size is false, which is the third element in the array, enabled is set to false, which caused disabled to be echoed. i wondering if this is a wordpress bug with release 2.7.1 or caused by a plugin?

    same problem here, thank god there is a topic already. is this gonna be fixed in an update or should i be able to fix this now?
    i host my own server, with php, and i don’t have a clue what GD is. hah!
    also, i tried switching off all plugins but that didn’t change anything about the problem. please help!

    Same problem here. Nothing is grayed out, but none of the buttons is selectable. This is really frustrating. Please find a solution quick WP.

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