TimThumb – PHP Image Resizer for WordPress

TimThumb - Image Resizer for OldeHope.com
A while back we were asked to redesign OldeHope.com, a site dealing with Antiques, Americana and Folk Art. (We considered the excellent ExpressionEngine, but ultimately chose WordPress as it was easier for the client to “digest” the back end administration.)

After settling on some required plugins to handle the specific needs of the site. We knew we needed something smart and bullet-proof to allow our client to upload and reuse images throughout the site.

Enter TimThumb. TimThumb is a PHP image resizer script, not only for WordPress – but for general PHP based website use as well. It’s been super easy to allow the client to simply upload the image in one location on the WordPress Custom Post form we created, and then have that same image instantly resized, cropped and proportionally (or not) available for use everywhere else on the site with no further intervention.

TimThumb – It’s our another one of our secret weapons of web design and development.
Thanks to Ben Gillbanks, Darren Hoyt and Tim 🙂