[theme-reviewers] Setting $content_width Dynamically

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Wed Aug 10 18:35:05 UTC 2011

So what would be best practice here? Perhaps setting it separately for
is_admin(), and using the largest $content_width value? Perhaps hooking it
into admin_init?

Also: why is $content_width used on *insertion*, yet controlled by the
*Theme*? That isn't intuitive. And, wouldn't it potentially introduce issues
whenever the Theme is changed *after* insertion?


On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> I've tried this sort of thing, and it is *fraught* with peril.
> Make sure you test inserting content into various posts and pages and
> such thoroughly. The content width is used on content insertion, not
> just on content display.
> Basically, the media uploader expects the content width to be set when
> images are uploaded and resized. If you're only setting it on wp_head,
> your results may be unexpected for various size values in the media
> section.
> -Otto
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