image_make_intermediate_size( string $file, int $width, int $height, bool $crop = false )

Resizes an image to make a thumbnail or intermediate size.

Description Description

The returned array has the file size, the image width, and image height. The ‘image_make_intermediate_size’ filter can be used to hook in and change the values of the returned array. The only parameter is the resized file path.

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Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) File path.


(int) (Required) Image width.


(int) (Required) Image height.


(bool) (Optional) Whether to crop image to specified width and height or resize.

Default value: false

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Return Return

(array|false) Metadata array on success. False if no image was created.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/media.php

function image_make_intermediate_size( $file, $width, $height, $crop = false ) {
	if ( $width || $height ) {
		$editor = wp_get_image_editor( $file );

		if ( is_wp_error( $editor ) || is_wp_error( $editor->resize( $width, $height, $crop ) ) ) {
			return false;

		$resized_file = $editor->save();

		if ( ! is_wp_error( $resized_file ) && $resized_file ) {
			unset( $resized_file['path'] );
			return $resized_file;
	return false;

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Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.

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