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WordPress Post Thumbnails Revisited

Shortly after the release of WordPress 2.9, I published my technique for bulletproof post thumbnails. Since then, it's evolved yet simplified into a more robust solution, specifically for use in WordPress themes. The problem, was that each image uploaded was generating a new set of images in various sizes, on top of the three that WordPress creates by default. This resulted in 6 or 7 images, instead of just a handful. While this isn't really a huge deal, it means you're going to be using more space on your server, and the uploads directory will get a bit unruly.

FAQ: “How do you build your WordPress themes?”

This is probably the single most frequently asked question that arrives in my inbox, or elsewhere. And for good reason, I suppose. Seeing how I've been building sites on top of WordPress exclusively for about 3 years now. There are many different routes you can take when building a theme, and I've pretty much streamlined my method over the past couple years. Granted, there are always exceptions and I've found that I can't work from a base template. Instead, I build "themes" from the ground-up, but with a little help. Here's how...