I can do it manually like this:

echo get_the_post_thumbnail($post->ID, 'large');

But how can i set the size of the image rendered by the_content(); to Large too ?

  • Do you mean how to set a size for the images inline with the content that comes from WordPress' text editor? If you want to force a size, you can do it via css and just target the parent wrapper that holds the_content in your css selector. If you don't want to force one size and just set a minimum or maximum, you can set a min-width/height or max-width/height in your css. Just remember that whenever you re-size images with css, you force the browser to size them therefore making your site run slower. Let me know if this is what you meant. Good luck! – RachieVee Jan 21 '14 at 17:20
  • Also this may help: codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/… – RachieVee Jan 21 '14 at 17:29

You can use the $content_width to set the maximum width for images added to posts. You can also use this for the height.


If you use CSS, smaller post images may be stretched.

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