How to add a custom image size in WordPress

Custom image sizeIn this video, I’m going to show you two ways to add a custom image size in WordPress.

There are a few reasons why you might want a custom image size:

  • You may want an image that is bigger than the regular medium size, but smaller than the large size
  • You may want your image to be the exact dimensions for an Instagram post or Facebook post.
  • You may want custom thumb nail sizes so they fit perfectly across the page in a gallery

There are many image editing tools out there, but if you don’t have access to one, here are a couple of ways you can do it directly in WordPress.

  1. The first is the quickest and easiest way, but the original file size may be an issue when viewed on mobile phones with limited data plans, or slow internet connections.
  2. The second takes a bit longer and requires a change to your media settings which you must remember to change back once you’ve finished editing your image.

Watch video below to see how custom sizes are can be added.