When I edit images in the wordpress backend - crop, aspect ratio etc. my featured images don't change. I've tried all combinations of saving (All image sizes, Thumbnail, All sizes except thumbnail). How can I make these changes effect my featured image?

This featured image is a custom size using add_image_size()

eg. add_image_size( 'featured', 638, 300, true );


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This could be down to how the featured image is being called as it's possible to pass an array with a custom size, rather than using one of the set image sizes that comes with WP, or indeed a new image size that was added with add_image_size() - what code are you using?

  • Yes it is a custom size, how do I get these to be edited in edit media?
    – stemie
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 16:29
  • I don't think you can (but not 100% sure). You'd need to update the image size in your add_image_size function and re-upload or regenerate the image(s) using a plugin.
    – Dan
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 16:31
  • I've tried regenerating thumbnails after making the edits - that did not work.
    – stemie
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 16:35
  • Have you cleared your cache?
    – Dan
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 16:36
  • Yes, is this something you have been able to do before?
    – stemie
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 17:11

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