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.

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