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Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress allows you to regenerate all thumbnail sizes for one or more images that have been uploaded to your Media Library.

Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress Without Plugin

  • Go to Media > Library. In the grid view, click on a specific image.
  • Then on the right, click the Regenerate Thumbnails button.

Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress

  1. You should already be logged into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click Tools, then RegenThumbnails in the navigation menu.
  3. Click the Regenerate All Thumbnails button. It will then begin regenerating your thumbnails. This will take some time to complete, depending on how many images your site has.

Install Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click Plugins, then Add New.
  3. Type ‘regenerate’ in the search field.
    1. Click the Install Now button next to the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin by Alex Mills.
  4. Once it has installed, click the Activate button to enable the plugin.You are finished when you see a “Plugin activated” message.

Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress

  1. You should already be logged into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click Tools, then Regen. Thumbnails in the navigation menu.
  3. Click the Regenerate All Thumbnails button.It will then begin regenerating your thumbnails. This will take some time to complete, depending on how many images your site has.You will see an “All done!” message when it completes.

How to regenerate thumbnails in WordPress. By default, when you upload an image to WordPress, it will create different sizes of the image and saves them to the uploads folder. Different themes use this functionality to create different sized images to work with the theme so if you change themes, your images might be looked distorted.

To fix this on older images, all you need to do is install and activate the regenerate thumbnails plugin. Then we’ll go to Tools–>Regen Thumbnails. And click regenerate all thumbnails to create new images sizes for all your photos.

The image size will be based on your current theme or your settings on the media page. All previous image sizes will still be available. If you only need to regenerate a few images, you can go to the media library and click regenerate thumbnails for a particular photo.