Images are missing from my thumbnails
Thumbnails are the small images that appear in various areas of websites, for example on the homepage next to an article excerpt, or in a related posts section. In WordPress, most thumbnails are small versions of the image in the "featured image" section of the article.
If no image is appearing in an area that uses thumbnails, most of the time this is because no featured image has been designated for the post. You can check this by opening the post and scrolling down to the "featured image" section. If you just see a link saying "set featured image" then no featured image has been attached to that article. Click the link and choose a photo from your media library.
If a lot of your articles are missing featured images, we can run a process which automatically fills the "featured image" area with the first photo in the post. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you'd like us to do that.
Do I need to regenerate thumbnails?
We are occasionally asked to regenerate thumbnails on client sites, but this should only be done if the size of the thumbnail has been changed in the site code. For example, you may need this to be done after a theme change. If thumbnails are missing ...
Add ALT tags to images
When inserting images to your posts or pages, you have the option to add an alt tag to the image. This is the text that will display if the image can't be loaded. It's important to add in an alt tag for all images, for two main reasons: 1. It helps ...
Faster images on your website
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Troubleshooting Thumbor Images
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How large should the images I upload be?
This is a great question, and one that's important to consider, since incorrect image sizing is the cause of most blurry images and slow image loading on websites. In the past, it was good practice to upload photos of the exact size you'd be ...