How to Regenerate Thumbnails in WordPress

There may be times when you have to regenerate thumbnails in your WordPress site. Typically, this should be done after modifying a theme or changing image dimensions. In this tutorial, we will show you how to regenerate thumbnails in WordPress using the free Regenerate Thumbnails plugin.

Install Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. wordpress add new pluginsClick Plugins, then Add New.
  3. wordpress regenerate thumbnails install regenerate pluginType ‘regenerate’ in the search field. Click the Install Now button next to the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin by Alex Mills.
  4. wordpress regenerate thumbnails activate regenerate thumbnails pluginOnce it has installed, click the Activate button to enable the plugin.

    wordpress regenerate thumbnails plugin activatedYou are finished when you see a “Plugin activated” message.

Renerate Thumbnails

Now that you have installed the plugin, we will show you how to regenerate thumbnails.

  1. You should already be logged into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. wordpress regenerate thumbnails tools regenerate thumbnailsClick Tools, then Regen. Thumbnails in the navigation menu.
  3. wordpress regenerate thumbnails regenerate all thumbnailsClick the Regenerate All Thumbnails button.

    wordpress regenerate thumbnails regenerating thumbnailsIt will then begin regenerating your thumbnails. This will take some time to complete, depending on how many images your site has.

    wordpress regenerate thumbnails all done regenerating thumbnailsYou will see an “All done!” message when it completes.

Congratulations, now you know how to regenerate thumbnails in WordPress!

JB
John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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  • Hello

    when the images are smaller than the settings in place, how to force the regeneration and application on all other images?

    thanks

    • You can redo it from “Tools > Regenerate Thumbnails” or select the image from Media and select “Regenerate Thumbnails” button.

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