How to setup WordPress Media Settings?

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access wordpress media settings
Access WordPress Media Settings

The Media Settings is helpful for WordPress admins to control the sizes of images in website pages and posts. Moreover, it also has options to set thumbnails and upload settings.

To access the Media Settings, you can go to

Settings > Media

Following are the options available in the Media Settings. We recommend leaving the settings as it is in the default until and unless you have specific requirements for your website.

Image Sizes

To begin with, WordPress creates 3 different versions of the image you upload – thumbnail, medium, and large. The images are used at the appropriate places of your website as required.

And, the Image Size settings determine the size of those 3 different types of images appearing throughout your website.

You can set the dimension of different sizes on images. Remember that the dimensions are in pixels.

Thumbnail size

Here, you can enter the width and height of the size of the thumbnail image sizes. By default, the size is 150×150 pixels. You can set them as you like.

Also, if you the image to be cropped to the set dimension, then click on the checkbox below it. Leaving it unchecked will just compress the image to fit the set dimension. It’s up to you how you want your thumbnail images.

Medium size

Similarly, here you can enter the maximum width and height of images of medium size. By default, it’s 300×300 pixels.

Large size

Likewise, here you enter the maximum dimension of large-sized images in WordPress. The dimension is 1024×1024 pixels at default.

Uploading Files

In this setting, it will offer you the option to organize the images you upload into separate folders based on months and years.

If you want to activate this option, then click on the checkbox.

After completing, click on the Save Changes button to save your media settings.

wordpress media settings dashboard
WordPress Media Settings Dashboard
Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana is a marketing enthusiast originally from the Himalayas of Nepal and currently based out of Bangkok, Thailand.

He is currently the Marketing Director at Mbrella Films and

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