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Step 10: WordPress Media Settings

There aren’t many settings to worry about for WordPress Media Settings.  Media settings allow you to control the size of images to be used in your posts and pages.  Your settings will depend upon your site layout and widths.  For this site, I’m choosing larger sizes than the default for all three settings, thumbnail, medium, and large.  Due to the screenshots, I’m including in my posts, I’ve allowed the medium size to be about twice the size of the default setting.

The next important media setting to consider is how you want to organize your media.  You have two choices, one large folder or organized into month and year folders.  For my purposes, I’m choosing to use one large media library instead of monthly folders.  There are WordPress plug-ins for media but I’m only going to cover native WordPress functions for now.  We will cover the wonderful world of WordPress plug-ins in future posts.

WordPress Media Settings

Consult the WordPress Codex for additional information on these settings.

About the author: I’m a techie, a gadget geek, a former programmer, and all-around technology nut. Currently I’m a business analyst for a technology company. I love what technology can do for us. I love smartphones and apps for everything. Building sites with Thesis 2.0 and WordPress help me to reconnect with the feeling of building something tangible.

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