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How can I add an image upload field directly to a custom write panel?

I've added a new page under "Pages" in the wordpress admin, and added several custom fields. I'd also like to be able to add an upload image field to the page editor - is there some way to do this via ...
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Restricting users to view only media library items they have uploaded?

I want users to be able to upload photos using add_cap('upload_files') but in their profile page, the Media Library shows every image that's been uploaded. How can I filter that so that they can only ...
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Filter to remove image dimension attributes?

I'm working on a site based on a fluid width css template which sets a max-width on images to the width of the column containing them, and I need to remove the inline width and height dimension ...
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User-friendly cropping of post thumbnails?

Is there a way to let my users define the crop area of a post thumbnail? The thumbnails always are existing post attachments, I would rather not create an extra attachment per thumbnail. The post ...
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How do I disable responsive images in WP 4.4?

I succesfully converted my 4.3.1 install to all https. After updating to 4.4. I have a problem with the new srcset attribute. While the src attribute for images is set using https, the srcset ...
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How To Retrieve An Image Attachment's Alt Text?

I am using an attachment.php file to show large versions of images that have been clicked on elsewhere. I'd like to pull the image alt text as a caption under the image with javascript, but the alt ...
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How can I make add_image_size() crop from the top?

I have a series of posts, all with featured images, but I need to be able to customise the crop top right corner. In this instance, I need them to be cropped from top right, but it would be useful to ...
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How do I get the avatar URL instead of an HTML IMG tag when using get_avatar?

I'm using a plugin called Simple Local Avatars which lets me upload author images which are stored on my server locally (no Gravatar). The plugin works fine and get_avatar returns the local avatar. ...
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Creating an Image-Centric Custom Post Type?

Does anyone have any tips for creating an image-centric custom post type? To elaborate, my blog has rotating header images, shown below: The two images in the top left are randomized, and exist as ...
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WordPress Theme Preview Image

I'm developing a custom WordPress theme. When I go to select themes in the Appearance menu, my theme does not have a preview image. Is there something I need to do to get a preview image to show up? I ...
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Resizing images to the actual size used in the editor?

Is there a way to resize images to the actual size they will be shown in the post? I have users that import a large image and then resize it in the visual editor. This is easy, since they can just ...
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What is a good alternative to using $content_width for image optimization?

The $content_width GLOBAL in WordPress effects many themes and even some plugins by limiting the size of images and embeds in posts, it is a requirement for themes submitted to wordpress.org. It is ...
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wp.media.view.ImageDetails - Save settings as HTML5 data-* attributes for image

What I finally want to achieve are extra settings added to the Image Details box, that will be stored in the image <img> tag as data-* attributes Example: <img src="..." ...
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Minimum Dimensions Requirement for Featured Image?

I am creating a baseball website with multiple Authors. From past experience, no matter how well you know someone personally, it doesn't mean they will follow or even read your instructions. That ...
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How does WP media uploader create the 3 different sized images, and how can I duplicate it

I have finally!! got this thing I've tried about 12 times to make and 12 different ways, but finally got it to work,... sort of. I made a custom metabox for uploading and attaching images to posts, ...
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Is it possible set a featured image with external image URL

I know there are plugins that fetch images from remote URL and store locally. I just want to know whether it is possible not to store image in Media Library yet use it as Featured Image?
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How can you set maximum width for original images?

Case: I have a client that doesn't know much about the digital world. However what she does know is how to get the photo's from her camera on to the computer and in WordPress. However she doesn't know ...
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Masking wp-content/themes/name/images to just images directory using htaccess

I'm trying what I thought would be something really simple of masking my url but cannot seem to get it to work. I want to be able to link to images in my img tag without having to type in the full ...
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Add image size if page template

I'm building a members website with WordPress Multisite. Is it possible to restrict how many images are being generated depending on the selected template? I have tried the following lines of code ...
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Stop wordpress from hardcoding img width and height attributes

I'm wondering if there's a simple way top stop WordPress automatically hardcoding featured image height and width attributes, other than using regex... As I'm using a flexible grid for my project ...
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How to generate thumbnails when needed only?

I have 1000 images. How can i make wordpress to generate thumb only when needed. For example home slider will only use 10 images i dont want the other 1000 images have that thumbnail generated as its ...
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How to automatically add rounded corners to thumbnails?

I want to created automatically rounded corner thumbnails for a particular project I'm working on, using something like this: ...
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Automatically replace original uploaded image with large image size

As our users regularly upload ~6MB images to use on the website (and aren't too familiar with how to resize them first), WordPress stores the originals as well as resizing them to several different ...
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Adding Category/Tag/Taxonomy Support to Images/Media

I've been trying to add category, tag, or custom taxonomy support to images (or all media, though I'm only concerned with Images). I've got it part-way figured out with: add_action('init', ...
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Add an alignment option for images

A rare event - I want to do something in WordPress but have no idea how to go about it and searching turns up literally nothing. When you're inserting an image into a post, you get alignment options: ...
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set_post_thumbnail_size vs add_image_size

What is the difference between set_post_thumbnail_size and add_image_size? Is set_post_thumbnail_size for all images, and add_image_size for sizing images individually? Thanks.
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Programmatically get images by URL and save in uploads folder

I am involved in a large migration from another CMS to WordPress. We have a copy of the database and have worked out how to extract the content and programmatically create WordPress posts from it ...
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Can I attach image to post without adding it to post?

another question about image. Can I add/attach images to post without adding it to post? The reason behind this is so that I can manipulate it whatever I want using API.
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How to change image type for specific size?

I am optimizing a site with large (dozens) quantity of images on page in a grid. For retina support the images are also need to be 2x sized. The low hanging fruit was to make sure the thumbnail sizes ...
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What's the best way to use the Featured Image for responsive web design?

I have a brilliant idea and since WordPress already takes care of some of the work, I just need to find a good method to make this work. I am working on a project that needs to be responsive to all ...
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Removing Image and Caption Dimension Attributes

This question is an offshoot from the this discussion on removing dimension attributes from images. The solution code provided on that thread works very well except that it has the unfortunate side ...
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WP 4.4. responsive images browser choosing the “wrong” one

I'm glad that WP 4.4. ships with a built-in responsive image feature. But I'm not that happy with it. I have set up some custom image sizes in my functions.php: add_image_size('post-thumbnails', ...
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Prevent WordPress from adding image' title automatically

I wrote a plugin that set default title for all non-set (empty) titles and leaves the titles set manually (non-empty). The problem is when I upload new photos (to gallery), WordPress by default set ...
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How do I delete all UNUSED images from my uploads directory?

I am trying to clean out my uploads folders as they are now starting to take up too much room on my server. I have tried to use plugins to achieve this end such as DNUI and Cleanup Images but these ...
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How to insert pictures without hard coded dimensions?

How can I insert pictures into a post without any hard coded dimensions (e.g. <img src="" alt="" /> instead of <img src="" alt="" width="" height="" />)? I don't want my users to switch to ...
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Generate Thumbnails only for Featured Images

I would like to know if there is a simple way (custom code or plugin) to create thumbnail sizes only for images that I intend to use as featured images (index.php, archive.php, etc.) , but not for the ...
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Add custom Attachment Display Setting for images

I've been doing a lot of research and I've yet to work this out. Can you add in a custom option in the Attachment Display Settings (part of Insert Media dialog in post editor)? What I'm after is the ...
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How to modify image editor dialog options on WordPress?

I am trying to hide the Alignment radio buttons for images uploaded to the post content area, but can't figure out how to add a custom CSS or JS file to the Image Editor dialog. I've successfully ...
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Disable image attachment links

Is there a way to disable image attachment links trought a filter in functions.php or something ? I know it's possible to do it manually when you add an image to a post but I want to disable this ...
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Get first image in a post

I am using this code directly from the codex. function echo_first_image ($postID) { $args = array( 'numberposts' => 1, 'order'=> 'ASC', 'post_mime_type' ...
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get attachment title based on attachment id

I'm getting an image through getMeta. It returns me the id of the attachment. Now I want to get the titel, alternative text, description and so on. For the alternative text this works very well: ...
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Remove Dimension from wp_get_attachment_image

I am having some issue removing the width and height from my attachment images when using wp_get_attachment_image. This is what I am using to display the image <?php echo $image = ...
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Add new image size to media uploader so users can insert into post?

I would like to create an additional size for uploaded images which my users can then "insert into post". I understand that add_image_size() will add a new image size which I can use in my theme, but ...
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Changing JPEG compression depending on image size

Short. I want ''large' images compressed by 90%, and 'medium' to be by 60%. Has many af you know, sometimes larger images suffer from high compression, but other small images don't. This function ...
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Image Upload from URL

I really like the way SE uploads an image from a URL (I'm sure many do!). I've been searching, but can't find, is there a plugin or a method similar to this available for WordPress? I know an image ...
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Remove images (files) that were generated when using add_image_size()

I have added an image size using this: add_image_size('property-featured', 484, 393, true); It's worked very well for the past year and has generated about 1GB of images in that size, but this ...
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Add default Backgrounds

Is there code or a plugin that would make it possible to add default backgrounds, like you can with default headers in Twenty ten. Seems like the same frame work for backgrounds and headers.
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Is there a simple way to just insert a link to an image (without inserting an image)?

UPDATE: just found this plugin which does what I wanted and more: https://wordpress.org/plugins/b09-link-to-existing-content/faq I'm pulling my hair out with this, it seems so simple, but there is no ...
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remove links from images using functions.php

I am looking for a way to remove the attachment link from images in the post content. I would like to add this to the functions.php in my theme. I know you can disable this in the post on a per ...
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How do I hook into WordPress to save an uploaded photo as an alternate size to an existing photo?

I have image resizing disabled in media settings by setting thumbnail, medium and large size dimensions all to 0. For every photo on my blog, I upload the same photo in three sizes: large/full-size ...