[wp-hackers] Inclusion of TimThumb -- anyone game?

Nathan Rice ncrice at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 19:13:55 GMT 2009

WordPress already includes an image resizing feature when you upload new
images (creates a medium and thumbnail size image).  However, I've been a
little curious as to how plugin/theme developers can use those features

I'd like to formally ask for the hackers' help on this one.  If there is a
way for a theme/plugin to take advantage of the image upload and resize
functions, I'd certainly appreciate a point in the right direction.

As far as timthumb, I don't think it would be necessary in core if the same
thing could be accomplished using pre-existing WordPress functions.


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On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 1:36 PM, <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've noticed a lot of "premium" themes (most recent being the Ma.tt-linked
> Smashing Magazeen) are starting to include TimThumb along with their themes.
> Easy thumbnail generation, allows for a lot of flexibility on theme authors'
> parts, etc. MIT-licensed.
> (Must have GD installed, of course, for it to work.)
> So, that being said, the question arises: does anyone else see a use case
> for including it in WordPress? Recall we had similar discussions in re:
> inclusion of the various JS libraries and "include 'em all and let the
> plugin/theme devs sort it out!" was the eventual decision. Oh, and the
> wonderful wp_enqueue_script() functionality followed...
> Grist for the mill, but I come down on the "tentative 'yes'" side of
> things.
> -Doug
> http://literalbarrage.org/blog/
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