Media

Settings » Media Settings

Settings → Media

The Media Settings give you extra options to control how your media is displayed. These settings can be found by going to Settings → Media.

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Image Sizes

With image sizes, you can change the maximum dimensions of images that are displayed on posts and pages. When setting a thumbnail size, the image will be cropped and resized to the setting. Medium and large images will keep the dimension proportions, taking the maximum width and height into account.

The Image Sizes settings
Image Sizes settings

Some of the previous settings for defaults have been removed. WordPress will now save the state of those settings from the last time you used them. For example, if you last inserted a full-size image, that option will be set the next time you insert an image.


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The Enable carousel option allows you to adjust settings for images that display in a carousel (primarily the Gallery block.)

Image Gallery Carousel settings
Image Gallery Carousel settings

The Background color option allows you to switch your site’s galleries to using a white or black background for the Carousel display (defaults to black).

Use the Comments option to enable or disable a commenting box on gallery images. You can check or uncheck the box next to “Show comments area in carousel”.

You can use the Tiled Galleries option to select whether you’d like to use a tiled mosaic-style layout (a thumbnail grid layout is the default).

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Photo Metadata (Exif)

You can show or hide the photo metadata (Exif) which displays details like the aperture, camera uses, shutter speed, and more.

Photo metadata in a carousel

Sites on the Business and eCommerce plans with plugins installed can also find this option at My Site > Settings > Writing.

For images titles to show on the carousel, make sure the name itself contains spaces in between words. Titles that contain only underscores in between words will not show on the carousel.


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Video Player

The default share setting gives you the option to include embed codes (for displaying videos on other websites) and download links (for saving the video file to a computer) for the videos you upload to your site. Learn more.

The default quality setting allows you to display your videos in higher quality by default. Keep in mind that higher quality videos can be slower to load depending on the viewer’s internet speed.

Video Player settings
Video Player settings
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