If you have been working with WordPress for any amount of time, you know that when you insert images you have size choices:
- Full Size
These sizes are set in your Settings > Media and if you upload an image that is smaller than any of those size, the larger size is not available. In this example if I uploaded an image 800 x 800 I would not be able to choose the Large size. That is good as it keeps you from enlarging small images. That’s the basics of WordPress imagery.
What About Those Other Image Sizes?
Now as you add more functionality to your WordPress site, whether it’s your theme or some plugins, there may be a good chance that there are other sizes set for specific media. For example, if you are using a Genesis Child Theme, likely you will have image sizes for some of the homepage widgets. And may themes, including these, will have specific sizes for the featured image.
Then there are plugins, which I cannot even begin to cover. For the sake of an example, lets say WooCommerce. In WooCommerce you set your product image sizes separately. The appropriate sizes will again likely be directly related to the theme you use, or, perhaps, a page builder. Whatever the case, often these three default sizes in WordPress are useless to you. Or used very little.
That’s Where the ‘Display All Image Sizes’ Plugin for WordPress Comes Into Play
This is a fairly new, free plugin over on WordPress.org. And it does just that.
What was in the previous screenshot now looks like this on the exact same site. As you can see, it includes some image sizes specific to my theme, and of course, WooCommerce.
You may be asking, why do I need this?
Heck, it’s one of those plugins you will know when you need it. Maybe it’s uploading and placing all those images into your store. Maybe as a designer or developer, this helps you better build the site. Who knows? For as long as I have used WordPress (10 years now), I cannot tell you how many times smaller, utility plugins like this have come in handy, or saved me tons of time. It’s just good to know it exists.
Also, You Can See the Image URL
And lastly, it also shows you the URL of the image. Sure, a lot of images end up in your content folder, but heck, there might be some other spots they head to as a result of a specific plugin, or even how your site was setup. This way you can easily find them on your server if you need to.
That’s it. No setup, just plug and play. Again, you can search for it via your dashboard or head over directly to WordPress.org to download it.