Is it possible to resize my image uploads to different settings, depending on what custom field I'm on?

I'm using wpalchemy, and have an image uploader for a heap of different custom fields. It would be great if I could detect which custom field I'm currently on, and have different dimension options.

For example, if the custom field is my_special_image, I could stipulate 960x200px hard cropping, similar to featured posts.


2 Answers 2


Have you considered using WP's add_image_size function? Here's the Codex entry.

Basically you could add all the sizes you require throughout your theme via your functions.php and then call the appropriate size in your page/post template.

Good luck!

  • No offense, but IMO we don't answer to provide hints. I think comments are meant for that. I hope you understand.
    – its_me
    Commented May 4, 2012 at 3:08
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    John's answer, while not going into detail, does provide the base for what Michael needs. Don't go against someone just because they didn't provide a complete answer.
    – Pippin
    Commented May 5, 2012 at 5:23

Add this to your themes functions.php file underneath your existing image sizes:

add_image_size( $name, $width, $height, $crop );


add_image_size( 'home-bottom', 280, 150, TRUE );
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    An explanation why and how that solves the problem would be useful. :)
    – fuxia
    Commented Oct 22, 2012 at 12:56

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