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  1. Strange that they didn’t design something to be expandable eh?

    It’s a mega bummer that WP is getting so bloated with weird things lately. I wish they would start it all over again, vanilla fresh & clean things up.

    1. I think they are too far along to be able to start things again, but it would be nice if they spent a couple of versions simply tidying up and optimizing all of the code (front and back end). The software itself does everything I need, so speeding it up and polishing the way it works are the top of my personal feature lists.

  2. Agreed. Though it’s a nice feature, the dynamic PHP resized scripts work real nice for custom development themes, and designs.

    1. Yeah – I’m sure there are people who will use the new script, but for me it’s not practical. Perhaps for my own designs, but for ones I give away/ sell I think I need more control to make sure they work as intended.

    1. Hey John – I hadn’t seen that, thanks for pointing it out. The code looks interesting but doesn’t really fix the issue I have. I want to be able to set the dimensions when I call the the_post_image so that the image is resized and cropped to fit my requirements. Unless I misunderstood it – that patch seems to be simply rebuilding the previously generated thumbnail images.

  3. I really don’t see the point of using Automatic resizes. Its a quick and dirty way to post however, how does the script know what to crop out πŸ™ ?

    Cropping is always something that the post author should take care of. Then perhaps, include it in the post and then display with the_post_image.

    I think its decent and a great new addition !

    1. I can totally understand your point of view, and for some that’s the way to go, but personally I like the ease of use of the automated thumbnails. I like not having to worry about creating multiple images for multiple scenarios. I like being able to change my design and not having to go through and recreate all the thumbnails. In face I recently redesigned my blog, adding automated thumbnails and the icons “just appeared”, even though I had never set any before. I think that’s pretty awesome πŸ™‚

      1. If you’re going to need a custom size (say ‘ben-custom-post-image-size’) then just hook into the appropriate WordPress filters. You’re not forced to use the default of small, medium, large, and full. You can use other sizes if you want to.

        Just throw the hooks into your theme’s functions.php file and you’ll have no problem πŸ™‚

      2. Hey Nick – that sounds quite interesting, I am going to have to look into that. Does that mean the code will resize the images in real time if they don’t exist?

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  6. Hey,
    just wanted to point out a few things.. with the 2.9 post thumbs feature you can create as many different sizes as you need and call them wherever you want.. You can also set if it simply resizes the image or hard crops it..

    I’m digging this new feature a lot and use it all over my site. I also have a post outlining how to set up a theme to support it.. if you want to check it out you can by reading my post Upgrade Your Theme To Support WordPress 2.9 Post Thumbnails

    have a great weekend πŸ™‚


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