[theme-reviewers] Why the bias?

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) philip at frumph.net
Tue Feb 15 05:10:54 UTC 2011

I am not mistaken, if you actually add an image into a post it has no effect 
on it whatsoever.   If you believe it to be working, it does not.

Make your content width 540, add an image to a post thats larger then that, 
it will not constrain that image at all.  It's effect on an image is none.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Otto" <otto at ottodestruct.com>
To: <theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [theme-reviewers] Why the bias?

> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)
> <philip at frumph.net> wrote:
>> btw, content width should be the amount of space is available width wise
>> that a post content has to show, it's mainly used for display youtube etc
>> videos in the content area
> Basically, the $content_width needs to be set to the maximum width of
> the content area, where the post will be most commonly displayed. This
> allows the image inserter to resize images to fit within that space.
> Because of the way the media system works, this resizing happens at
> the time the image code is inserted into the editor (and only for
> "large" image sizes). Therefore, the $content_width should be set to
> the most common width seen in the theme, not necessarily the maximum
> possible width in the entire theme. Especially if you have custom code
> for image attachment pages, then this is the best way. With the use of
> add_image_size to create a custom size, you can make an image
> displayed on its own attachment page (image.php template) display at
> that specific size, allowing you to bypass content width.
> An example of this would be where the image.php page shows the full
> sized image and gets rid of the sidebar, for example. There, the
> content width is larger than on the rest of the site. but you still
> want the $content_width to be set to what the rest of the site would
> be, and you would just use a custom size on that template, to fit the
> image at the size you want it to be. The $content_width only apples to
> 'large' sized images.
> -Otto
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