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How to scale images to bigger with WP 3.5?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by tpaolo, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. tpaolo

    tpaolo Regular Member

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    Hi, before WP 3.5 it was able to scale images to bigger size but this feature has been disabled since version 3.5.
    My theme requires using 180x35 images to fit on homepage but I'm scraping video from a source that provides 160x120 pics, so I have no choice but avoiding wp update.
    Can you suggest me some solution to help?
    Thanks and have a good weekend
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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  3. Repulsor

    Repulsor Power Member

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    Seeing the dimensions, you want to stretch the image incase of width, and reduce the height. Right? 2 ways. Once is to mention the image size in all the image tag. Another one will be to get a script running which resizes all your images to the required size, keeping the same file name.

    something like, image160x120.jpg will be resized to 180X35 but the filename will still be image160x120.jpg, so it doesnt break any links. That should probably solve your problem, against running in an old version of Wordpress. They are vulnerable. You sure dont want to be hacked. :)
     
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    kindarthur Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I agree on you mate!, @op Hey Dude, it's a simple java coding. Try this out man....Sure it gives the perfect assistance for your problem...

    Good Luck!

     
  5. DynamicX

    DynamicX Newbie

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    nextgen gallery plugin is pretty good for uploading and scaling images etc
     
  6. tpaolo

    tpaolo Regular Member

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    I use an external service called videoswiper that pulls images and embed code to my WP
    I tried several images manipulation plugins but didn't find the one that makes featured images bigger.
    I don't understand why people of WP disabled that functions, I read they removed some class to new one.
    I give a try to nextgen, if it doesn't work last chance is downloading image, resizing with Gimp and upload it again.
    Rerdering images on the fly by using width and height tags make pages loading slower, it's not a good idea.
    Thanks for help.