In general, most WordPress website owners use software and online apps for resizing their high resolution images before uploading and using them inside their website content. Earlier we have discussed about WP Smush.it plugin which compresses images in WordPress in-order to improve your website’s performance without affecting the image quality. Today in this tutorial we will show you how to extend default WordPress image uploading functionality and make it auto resize your images to a size defined by you.
Client Side Image Resize is the new WordPress plugin which upon activation allows you to set a custom size which is used for resizing your high resolution images on upload. The plugin works fine but has only one limitation, it only resizes those images which are uploaded from Dashboard -> Media -> Add New (Upload) page and not those images which are uploaded from ‘Add New‘ media thick box present in content editing pages. We hope the problem would get resolved in future updates.
How To Use Client Side Image Resize In WordPress?
Install and activate Client Side Image Resize plugin then visit Dashboard -> Settings -> Media admin page, scroll down to ‘Client Side Image Resize‘ section and set your custom image quality and dimensions (resize width & height). That’s it, now visit Media -> Add New page and test the plugin by uploading an HD image.