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How to Handle Thumbnail Issues In WordPress: 5 Plugins

Many modern themes rely on thumbnails to display content properly. When you are getting started with a new website and have a brand new theme, thumbnail issues are much easier to solve. But going from one theme to another (or moving to WordPress from other content management systems) can complicate things. If you know your PHP, JavaScript, and CSS, you can fix your site’s problems and enhance your theme in many ways. Even if you don’t know any coding, these 5 WordPress plugins can fix most of your thumbnail problems:


Regenerate Thumbnails
: this plugin is a time-saver. If you have switched to a new theme and have stretched images, this plugin can help.

video thumbnails

Video Thumbnails: simplifies the process of showing video thumbnails in your WordPress template. It supports YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, and other popular video services.

post thumbnails

Multiple Post Thumbnails: want to add multiple post thumbnails to a post type? This plugin takes care of that for you.


AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild: another plugin that helps you rebuild all thumbnails on your website. It rebuilds your thumbnails gradually so your server can handle it.

add thumbnail

Easy Add Thumbnail: a simple plugin that automatically sets the featured image to the first uploaded image in each post. Very Useful if you forgot to set featured images for your old posts.

There are many other plugins that can help you do all kinds of neat things with your featured images. The above plugins handle the most common featured image problems WordPress webmasters face regularly.

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