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rvision_
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I guess you’re both right, my apologies.

I’ve tested it with new images and it does work as you said.

But this is really most unintuitive “feature”: what if I want to change the theme, and new theme uses different image sizes? What if I have to change layout and to reduce sidebar images, for example? I have to resize them all? Again? And have to install plugin for that?

Really annoying and doesn’t work as expected. At least for me.


Also, this article is very useful: http://www.studiograsshopper.ch/web-development/wordpress-featured-images-add_image_size-resizing-and-cropping-demo/ :)

Thanks, I will check it out.

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But this is really most unintuitive “feature”: what if I want to change the theme, and new theme uses different image sizes? What if I have to change layout and to reduce sidebar images, for example? I have to resize them all? Again? And have to install plugin for that? Really annoying and doesn’t work as expected. At least for me.

I agree that it’s not ideal – and at times very annoying. The fact that [1] it doesn’t generate the images on the fly, [2] it generates all registered sizes even if they’re not necessary (required due to [1]), and [3] it won’t upscale are huge drawbacks. If I were creating a personal site I’d still use timthumb (never had an issue setting it up). But as far as themes go, because its so much easier for users to just have everything work out of the box (even if the way it works is not optimal), I think I’m opting for the WP thumbnail system.

It just comes down to implementing the path of least resistance for buyers I think.

Also, you can write a wrapper to the WP function to make it function more like timthumb. But hopefully they’ll improve this in the future :)

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Morad
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I got great useful information, Thanks a lot :)

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