How to Bulk Resize Large Images in WordPress


How to Bulk Resize Large Images in WordPress
Eileen Guerrero

Uploading large images to your site can significantly slow down your site. This is why we recommend users to always save images optimized for the web. However if you run a multi-author site, then it can be difficult to monitor images uploaded by other users. What if we told you that you can automatically resize large images on your WordPress site, even long after they are uploaded? In this article, we will show you how to bulk resize large images in WordPress.

How to Bulk Resize Large Images in WordPress
Nora Coleman

Uploading large images to your site can slow down your site a large amount if you are not careful. We recommend you always optimize your images for the web but if you have multiple authors it can sometimes be difficult. In this video, we will show you how to bulk resize large images in WordPress.

How to Quickly and Efficiently Bulk Resize Large Images in WordPress
Faith Daniel

For example, let’s say you use larger images at the beginning of a post and medium-sized images in the actual content and smaller images for sidebar content. You would need to identify all of the images that need to be large and select them all for the resizing. Then you would repeat the process for the medium and small sized images. As I said, this will take time, but for larger websites, it is very important to carefully examine the images that are used on their website.

WordPress.org
Sue Rhodes

This is a major under-the-hood release to change core workings of the plugin. The plugin still functions as normal, but the way in which it resizes images has now changed to use standard WordPress libraries. This means that should your server have better image processing libraries than the GD default (e.g. ImageMagick), then the resizing method should make use of them. This should improve the output of your resized images!

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Perla Thorne

Normally, it just does it. Do you know if it actually resized all 250 of those images?
What I’m wondering is if the images were already close to the max size. Then, the filesize can actually increase due to the JPG compression introducing more artifacts, and so the images won’t be resized. Thus, when the plugin looks for images to resize, it finds the same 250 images because nothing changed…

How to Bulk Resize Large Images in WordPress
Monnie William

Uploading large images to your site can slow down your site a large amount if you are not careful. We recommend you always optimize your images for the web but if you have multiple authors it can sometimes be difficult. In this video, we will show you how to bulk resize large images in WordPress.
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Summary of this Tutorial:
Start by installing and activating the Imsanity plugin.
Go to Settings, Imsanity to configure the plugin.
You can configure the max image width, default is 1024×1024 but you can change it.
Save your changes and you will see a search image button.
Once you click on it you can find the files larger than the new max size.
If it finds any you can click resize checked images and the plugin will resize all images to the new settings.
Related Links:
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