[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #39346: Display Error if GD library ins't installed/enabled

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Tue Dec 20 18:47:04 UTC 2016

#39346: Display Error if GD library ins't installed/enabled
 Reporter:  stormrockwell  |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement    |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Media          |    Version:  4.7
 Severity:  normal         |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                 |
 I recently moved a website to a new server and ran the Regenerate
 Thumbnails plugin which ended up breaking my site because it couldn't
 generate the image sizes. Looking at their reviews there are a number of
 people bashing the plugin for breaking their sites because they do not
 have the GD library installed. I was very confused for awhile and I
 couldn't google the issue I was having but then remembered it required the
 GD library.

 This isn't an issue only directed at the plugin because when you upload an
 image it will only show the full size available which left me puzzled for

 I think if we could display an error in the media library after uploading
 an image that it failed to create the image sizes because of the missing
 PHP library that would be very helpful.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/39346>
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