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July 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm #159675
I'm trying to enlarge the photos for my featured pages as well as the gravatar image in my user profile. Can anyone help me? Thanks!http://www.compassionatewomen.orgJuly 17, 2015 at 10:42 pm #159700MoodyRivieraMember
The subject of your post refers to enlarging the photos in your sidebar. OK. So if I understand correctly, you're asking about increasing the size of the photos such as the "dog" photo under the "ANIMALS" text and the "chocolate" photo under the "RECIPES" text. Right?
If that's the case, and if what you want is to increase the size of those photos to more closely fill the amount of space allowed (the white rectangle that's "holding" those images, you're going to have to create your images to a larger size.
For example: The width of that sidebar looks like about 350 pixels, but the width of the dog photo is only 150 pixels. So it would seem that you would have to create the dog image at a size closer to 350 pixels...using Photoshop or some other image-editing program.
Maybe I'm totally missing your point.
*MoodyRiver*July 20, 2015 at 11:12 am #159895
Yes, that's exactly what I'm trying to do! You're explanation makes complete sense, however, I think the images being used on the sidebar for my featured pages are being automatically sized. When I create each featured page widget you see on the sidebar, WordPress automatically uses the featured photo from each respective page. The size of the dog photo, for example, is about 3100 x 2300 pixels. So I guess the widget sizes it down to 150. Do you know if there's a way around that or a way to put my featured pages on the sidebar manually instead of using the widget? Thanks!July 20, 2015 at 12:18 pm #159913MoodyRivieraMember
Not sure how you're doing it, but whenever I've wanted featured images to appear in various places, I've created my featured image to be close to the size I'll want it to appear...and I've set the featured image in the spot in the "edit mode" where it shows to set the featured image.
In other words, for example, I'm using the Epik theme on a customer web site, and when I add a featured image to a post, and then choose that post to be part of the home page (not as part of a sidebar), the beginning text of the post appears in that part of the Home page along with a small image that goes in a circle...and that's the featured image...and I haven't had any problem with image re-sizing.
But that doesn't really apply to your problem...and I don't think I've ever used featured images where a "featured page widget" chose the featured image...maybe that's why I haven't had this problem...I don't know...
Here's something I saw on a web site that might give you a clue:
"Adding a picture as a Featured Image is easy, but it gives you almost no control over your image size (to change a Featured Image’s display size requires editing the page template or overriding with CSS)."
I"m sorry I'm probably not much help, but maybe some of these links would help:
*MoodyRiviera*July 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm #159922
I think you can try to edit the thumbnails size in Settings >> Media , chose 280px (this is the width of your sidebar minus padding) and then run Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin, that should work 😉July 21, 2015 at 10:47 am #159997
Thank you MoodyRiviera, I will check out those links.July 21, 2015 at 10:49 am #159998
Thanks Mairagall, I'd like to give it a try. If I run the Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin, will it affect all thumbnail sized photos on my website? And if so, can I go back and manually resize the ones that I'd like to remain 150 pixels? Also, several different options show up when I search for this particular plugin. Do you know who the author is so I can be sure to download the one you're talking about? Thanks!July 21, 2015 at 11:33 am #160002
Hi, it will affect all your thumbnails and I don't think the others can be changed manually, maybe someone more experinced will help you with that.July 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm #160008
It worked! The plugin lets me choose individual images that I want to regenerate without affecting the others so that's pretty cool. Thank you!July 22, 2015 at 10:14 am #160102
Great, I didn't know about that feature!
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