Web support for content editors: Thumbnail Image Cropping in WordPress

Summary

Sometimes you may wish to focus on a portion of the featured image and not crop it prior to upload. There is a way to do that for thumbnails. See below.

Longer read

WordPress creates different sizes of each uploaded image so that it does need to use the huge 1200×1200 pixel image for the smallest of thumbnails. This would not be a good use of limited bandwidth. Accordingly, the thumbnails that are used in syndicated feeds (e.g., when a post is included on the Libraries home page) are drawn from the smallest image version that WordPress creates.

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