WordPress Media Settings

WordPress Media Settings #

WordPress Media Settings Screen controls the various settings related to images and other media that are used in writing posts and pages. As a result, understanding how it works can help on your WordPress usage.

You will need PHP-gd installed on your server to use this feature. Back to Administration Screens.

WordPress Media Settings Image sizes #

The sizes listed below determine the maximum dimensions in pixels to use when inserting an image into the body of a post.

  • Thumbnail size – Enter the Width and Height
  • Crop thumbnail to exact dimensions (normally thumbnails are proportional) – checkbox
  • Medium size – Enter the Max Width and Max Height
  • Large size – Enter the Max Width and Max Height

Uploading Files #

Default settings used during the media upload process when writing a post.

Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders – Check this box if you wish to organize your uploads into folders based on the year and the month of the upload. As of 3.5, wp-content/uploads is the default path setting for the uploads folder. Assuming this is your path setting if you check this box, a file uploaded in June of 2010 would be placed into the wp-content/uploads/2010/06 folder. Note: At the time of the actual upload, WordPress will automatically create the folders, such as wp-content/uploads/2010 and wp-content/uploads/2010/06, as long as your wp-content folder is writeable.

Save Changes #

Finally, click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to ensure any changes you have made to your media settings saves on your database. As a result, a confirmation text box will appear at the top of the page telling you your settings have been saved.

WordPress Media Settings by Visualmodo

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