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.

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

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

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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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